Helena Magazine

Letter from the Mayor: Helena continues to show pride in the city and schools

Published 9:27 pm Tuesday, April 2, 2024

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In Helena, community involvement and local pride are at the heart of our identity. From the diligent efforts of the historic preservation committee to the triumphs of the Helena Huskies Basketball Team, the residents of Helena have much to celebrate and be proud of. As we reflect on recent achievements and eagerly anticipate upcoming events, the spirit of unity and collaboration continues to thrive in our beloved town.

The historic preservation committee in Helena has been instrumental in safeguarding the town’s rich historical heritage, carefully documenting our past. Through meticulous research, advocacy, and restoration projects, this dedicated group of individuals has worked tirelessly to preserve the historical integrity of Helena’s treasured past. Their commitment to honoring the past while embracing the future has earned them well-deserved recognition and appreciation from the community and we salute them.

One recent highlight that showcased the town’s culinary delights and community spirit was the highly successful “Taste of Helena” event. Organized by Councilmember Hal Woodman and a team of enthusiastic volunteers, this culinary celebration brought together residents and visitors alike to savor delicious dishes from Helena’s diverse restaurants and food vendors. The event not only highlighted the town’s vibrant food scene but also served as a testament to the collaborative efforts of all involved.

In the realm of sports, the Helena Huskies Basketball Team has captured the hearts of the community with their outstanding performance on the court. As they advanced to the final four, the team’s hard work, determination, and sportsmanship have inspired pride and admiration among residents. Their success on the court is a testament to the dedication of the players, coaches, and supporters who have rallied behind them throughout the season, and we applaud their efforts. Josh Williams of the team recently was named Shelby County Player of the Year. Coach Lucas McDonald has also been named Shelby County Coach of the Year, ASWA 6A Coach of the Year, and AABC 6A Coach of the Year.

Another essential aspect of Helena’s community engagement is the Beautification Board, which plays a crucial role in enhancing the town’s aesthetic appeal and environmental sustainability. The recent spring clean-up initiative organized by the beautification board saw volunteers coming together to beautify public spaces, plant flowers, and clean up litter. Their efforts have not only revitalized the town’s landscape but have also fostered a sense of pride and ownership among residents.

Looking ahead, the upcoming Old Town Live Concert Series promises to be a highlight of the Spring season in Helena. As we gather on April 20th to enjoy live music, good company, and the vibrant atmosphere of Old Town, we have an opportunity to come together as a community and celebrate the spirit of unity and togetherness that defines Helena. The April concert will feature Rollin’n the Hay, Robert Randolph Band, and Galactic.

In conclusion, the achievements of the historic preservation committee, the success of the “Taste of Helena” event, the remarkable performance of the Helena Huskies Basketball Team, the dedication of the beautification board, and the anticipation of the Old Town Live Concert Series all reflect the vibrant community spirit and collaborative ethos that define Helena. As we continue to come together to celebrate our town’s accomplishments and support one another in our endeavors, we reaffirm the values of unity, pride, and community that make Helena a truly special place to call home.

Together as one,

Brian Puckett, mayor of Helena