The town of Providence received a new sign thanks to the Alabama Power Foundation Gateway Grant Program. Shown are Diane Brooker with Alabama Power; Brenda Tuck, executive director of the Marengo County Economic Development Authority; John Ed Crawford Sr., mayor of Providence; Faye Porter, Providence council member; and John Crawford Jr., Marengo County commissioner.
The town of Providence received a new sign thanks to the Alabama Power Foundation Gateway Grant Program. Shown are Diane Brooker with Alabama Power; Brenda Tuck, executive director of the Marengo County Economic Development Authority; John Ed Crawford Sr., mayor of Providence; Faye Porter, Providence council member; and John Crawford Jr., Marengo County commissioner.

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Town of Providence receives new sign

Published 10:30pm Friday, June 14, 2013

The town of Providence received a new sign earlier this month through the Alabama Power Foundation Gateway Grant.

Marengo County Economic Development Authority director Brenda Tuck said when she first came to Marengo County in the spring of 2012, she went around to the different municipalities in the county asking them what they needed for their community.

“The people of Providence told me the only thing they needed was a new town sign,” Tuck said.

The town sign Providence had before the new one was constructed had weathered and decayed, and it was barely legible.

The old Providence sign was faded from weather and old age.
The old Providence sign was faded from weather and old age.

Tuck partnered with Diane Brooker of Alabama Power to come up with a plan for Providence. Alabama Power Foundation’s Gateway Grant Program provided the solution. Working together with Providence Mayor John Ed Crawford Sr., a plan was put together. Alabama Power Foundation?s approval was received and the work began to create the new town sign that is on display today.

“We appreciate Alabama Power, the Foundation, and all that they do for our communities,” Tuck said. “They really make a positive, lasting impact on everything they partner with us to do, and we could not do it without them.”

Dan Gunter of Linden, who owns The Crafty Nest with his wife Joy Lee Gunter, constructed the sign.

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