Helena Magazine

My Helena: Ashley Belew

Published 8:59 am Wednesday, June 5, 2024

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Helena resident Ashley Belew shares what she loves about living in Helena.

Fun for the whole family

The city has no shortage of excellent family friendly events

Helena is always planning great, family friendly events. The Old Town Live Concert series, the summer farmers market, the plant swaps at the library, the Arbor Day tree event where we got three new trees to plant, the Christmas tree lighting and everyone’s favorites, Buck Creek Festival and the Christmas Parade, are just some of the things that we love to do here in Helena!  The sense of community as well as the joy and excitement these events bring is something we appreciate and look forward to every year!

On the trail

The great outdoors offer plenty of beautiful spots

Helena has no shortage of things to do outdoors. The trail system from the middle school to Hillsboro has been fun for us to be able to walk to friends’ homes in different neighborhoods. We enjoy picnicking at the waterfall and traveling down the river to see the Cahaba lilies.  We are very much looking forward to the new complex being built and renovations and changes to current facilities and the amenities this will offer-particularly the pickle ball courts.

All-star educators

Excellent teachers to help students grow

Helena has the most loving and supportive teachers that dedicate themselves to helping children grow.  The teachers we have been blessed with have poured themselves into the classroom and want to see each child reach their full potential. They eagerly partner with parents to support the children’s needs and foster a love of learning.  Just can’t say enough how much our teachers have meant to my family and how grateful we are for them!

Child’s play

Helena’s ample opportunities for kids to get out and play

Our Park and Recreation department provides, organizes and supports so many activities for our children.  My daughter, Anna Brooks, loves cheering on the football team each fall and I’ve been able to volunteer and assist with her team which we both enjoy. When we aren’t involved in one of the awesome activities they offer, we love to go watch our friends in whichever activity they are participating in.  It’s always fun to watch current or former students and friends doing what they love.


To love and to serve

Residents of Helena that volunteer their time

Helena has many citizens who share a love for our city, are willing to serve our city  and are striving to help us become the best city we can be.  From those who volunteer and serve on the Helena Beautification Board, to those who work behind the scenes at all those events we all love, to the council and committees, we certainly have a wealth of people who truly love this city and it shows!