Helena Magazine

Letter from the Mayor: As the holidays arrive, we celebrate as a community

Published 10:57 pm Tuesday, December 5, 2023

As we approach the festive season, I am delighted to share some exciting developments and extend warm holiday wishes to the residents of Helena. December is not just a time for celebration but also a moment to reflect on the progress our community has made. From infrastructure improvements to community events, Helena is buzzing with positive energy.

One significant development is the forthcoming installation of a new traffic signal at the intersection of Hwy 261 and Sara Lane. Following a thorough study conducted by the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT),

a commitment from dedicated developers, and traffic engineers, this crucial addition will enhance accessibility to a new shopping area. Improved traffic flow not only eases the daily commute for residents but also contributes to the economic vitality of our city. I am grateful for the collaborative efforts that have made this project possible and look forward to the positive impact it will have on our community.

In addition to improved traffic management, the City Hall and Town Center location are undergoing transformative changes. Earth is being moved to pave the way for a more functional and aesthetically pleasing civic area. This endeavor reflects our commitment to creating spaces that resonate with the spirit of Helena. As we witness the physical transformation, let us anticipate the positive impact this will have on community engagement and municipal services.

The holiday season is synonymous with joy and community spirit, and this year’s Christmas In Helena event on December 1st promises to be a memorable celebration. I extend my heartfelt thanks to the Beautification Board volunteers for their hard work and dedication in organizing this year’s festivities. Their commitment to enhancing the beauty of our city is truly commendable, and I am confident that their efforts will make this Christmas season special for everyone in Helena.

The Parade Committee also deserves special recognition for their tireless efforts in orchestrating a spectacular parade on December 2nd. It is through their hard work and creativity that we are able to come together as a community to enjoy the festive spirit. I appreciate their dedication to making the parade a highlight of our holiday celebrations, bringing joy to residents of all ages.

As we embrace the holiday season, I want to take a moment to extend my warmest wishes to you and your family. On behalf of the City of Helena, I wish you a Merry Christmas filled with love, laughter, and cherished moments. May the spirit of the season bring you joy and peace. Looking ahead, I also extend my very best wishes for the New Year. May it be a year of prosperity, growth, and continued unity within our community.

In conclusion, December in Helena is not just a month of festivities but also a time to celebrate progress and collaboration. From infrastructure projects to community events, our city is evolving in ways that will benefit us all. As we come together to celebrate the holidays, let us also celebrate the positive momentum that is propelling Helena into a bright future.

Together As One,

Brian Puckett