Linden IDB elects chairman

Published 12:00 am Thursday, January 10, 2008

LINDEN &8212; The Linden Industrial Development board held a special meeting to elect a new chairman and appoint someone to serve on the board of the newly formed Marengo County Economic Development Authority.

After discussion, the board named Dr. Walter Davis as the new chairman of the Industrial Development Board and nominated Pat Dixon to serve on the board for the EDA.

In other Industrial Development Board news, the second drawing for the Shop Linden project was held on Dec. 22 at the downtown park gazebo.

John Grindle of Linden was awarded a $50 cash prize, Coleitha Phillips of Demopolis was awarded a $100 cash prize and John Oakes of Linden was awarded a $150 cash prize.

According to Jeanette Washington, who pulled the winning names, within 35 minutes the three winners had their cash awards and all seemed extremely happy to receive them.

In total, the Linden Industrial Development Board awarded $600 in cash s between the drawings.

During the holiday season, shoppers who spent $10 or more could register to win the prizes. The first drawing was during Linden&8217;s Second Annual Night Christmas Parade.

According to Dixon, the idea to offer incentives for shoppers to shop locally was in part to help ease holiday shopping frenzy. Furthermore, the high price of gas may have restricted people from traveling to do their Christmas shopping, and this was a way to let people know much of their shopping needs oould be met in Linden.

The project was intended to help the local economy of Linden on behalf of the businesses and the citizens during the holiday season.