Class of 2021-22 Project
The purpose of Adult Leadership Obion County is to identify and educate potential community leaders and to prepare them for roles that will make a difference in the community. Each year, the class picks a project that they feel adds value to the community.
This year, the class chose to host an event called “Local Matters”. This event served as a chance for community members to see ways to get involved within Obion County. Those who attended had an opportunity to meet and engage with candidates running for office in the upcoming countywide election, find information on job openings and service opportunities and more.
The purpose of Local Matters was for residents to discover all the ways their involvement impacts the success, prosperity and quality of life in Obion County. The free Local Matters event was nonpartisan and open to the public. Participating in the event was more than 13 individuals who are running for offices in the upcoming election that will take place on May 3, 2022. Other organizations that had booths set up include colleges and universities, non-profits hoping to find volunteers and companies and organizations that wanted to support their local community.
Local Matters attendees also had the opportunity to register to vote using the Secretary of State’s quick and secure online voter registration system.“It’s never been easier to register to vote or cast a ballot in our great s tate,” said Secretary of State Tre Hargett. “I appreciate Adult Leadership Obion County encouraging voter registration at their Local Matters event because our communities are stronger when all eligible voters make their voice heard at the
Class of 2018-19 Project
Boys and Girls Club Project
For our class project, we partnered with the Boys and Girls Club to help with their renovation. We painted the art room and hung up new blackout curtains. We primed and painted the walls in their education room, put down new laminate flooring and vinyl wall base, and hung new blackout curtains in this room as well.
We would like to thank our sponsors who were able to help us do these renovations!
$101.53- Project 731
$200- Don Sol
$300- Scott’s Grill
$500- Kiwanis Club
$500- Junior Auxiliary of Obion County
$500- Premier Portable Buildings
Total Cash Raised: $2,101.53
We also had these additional non-monetary donations:
Walmart- $100 Gift Card
Lowe’s- gave us a discount by letting us purchase items at cost. About a $200 value
Sherwin Williams- Donated all the paint and primer. About a $750 value
This took three days of work at the club and because of the additional donations, we were also able to present the club with a check for $1,250! They intend to use this money to purchase new partitions for their bathrooms, which are much needed!
Soul Food Café Project
Another Class Project that we were apart of, was helping serve meals at the Soul Food Café. went and purchased the food with funding that was already set up and served hot dogs, chili, and brownies, and cleaned up after everyone left. It was a very rewarding experience, and also eye-opening to see how many are in need of a hot meal in our community.