My Helena: The Prentice Family

The Prentice family shares what they love about raising a family in Helena

Stellar schools

Helena Elementary and Intermediate Schools

Our children have personally attended Helena Elementary School and Helena Intermediate School, both of which we have been highly impressed with. All the teachers and staff have been exceptional and intentional. Our family also loves the various events the different schools put on, such as the Father Daughter Dance, Mother Son Dance, beauty pageants and Spring Fling.


An eventful city

Helena’s top-notch event line up

We love participating in events such as the Christmas parade, Old Town Lives, Easter egg hunts, Buck Creek festival, Christmas tree lighting, Helena Hollow pumpkin patch, etc. The town is always hosting exciting events & encouraging its residents to be a part of the wonderful community.

Parks and Rec

From children’s sports to wild spaces

Our children have participated in rec flag football, cheer, baseball and soccer. We have enjoyed the experience of watching them thrive in sports. We also love the variety of outdoor recreation offered. From Cahaba Lily Park to Joe Tucker to the Hillsboro trail to Buck Creek area, there are so many beautiful outdoor options.

Hometown heartthrob 

Beautiful sights and small town charm

We love living in Helena because of the gorgeous scenery and old town vibe. The waterfall/dam is a beautiful view, along with the Buck Creek area and the various shops and restaurants of Old Town. Gives you a hometown feel.

Friendly faces

New friends around every corner

Last, but certainly not least, is the people. We’ve made great friends in Helena from our kid’s fellow classmate’s and their parents, our kid’s sports teams and their parents, connections through events or friends and just meeting people while out in town. We love this city and the people help make it great!

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North Shelby Library Board applications open

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Thompson set to host D2 soccer camp for another year

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Spain Park continues successful tradition with baseball camp for area kids

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Dates set for annual Mt Laurel Farmers’ Market

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Shelby County BOE names support persons of the year


Helena Market Days to return in June

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Alabaster mourning loss of Thompson student Caidyn Harrington


Shelby County finalizes 2024 campaign with new-look football schedule


Registration open for annual Bobby Madison Basketball Camp in Columbiana


American Village hosts Memorial Day services


Columbiana’s Music on Main and Farmers’ Market readies return

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Thompson teaches skills, builds community with baseball camp

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ACS Superintendent named to inaugural Top 100 Education Influencers list

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Graduation across Shelby County


Memorial Day services held at Alabama National Cemetery

Auburn University

77 Kids Foundation hosts charity golf tournament


Montevallo Farmers’ Market readies harvest for 2024 season


Pelham Palooza 2024 officially canceled


Cornerstone Christian School holds personalized 2024 commencement ceremony

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Top of the order: 2024 All-County baseball team honors area’s best athletes

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Thompson’s D’Marion Terrell wins Hitter of the Year after big year with Warriors

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Vincent’s Aiden Poe wins second Pitcher of the Year award

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Thompson’s Frankie Perez retains Coach of the Year title

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‘Immensely proud:’ OMHS students receive diplomas during 25th commencement exercise