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VIDEO: Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus answer questions for The Tribune Kids News

From Tribune Digital Media TRUSSVILLE --Two of the busiest people during the Christmas season dropped by Cahaba Elementary School to visit with students on Monday. Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus, sat for an interview with Tribune Kids News anchor Sara Marie Buttram and answered Buttram's questions as well as questions for several students. Among those questions? Who made the nice list and when should local childr ...

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CPFD delivers red wagons to Children’s Hospital

From The Trussville Tribune Staff Reports CENTER POINT – The Center Point Fire District delivered six red wagons filled with toys to Children’s Hospital Tuesday morning. This is an annual event for the Center Point Fire District every year. The tradition began six years ago, and 36 wagons have been presented to the hospital to date. Funds for the wagons are made available through the CPFD Annual Charity Gol ...

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HTMS student creates service project that makes impact locally, internationally

By Megan Miller, Editor TRUSSVILLE – HTMS student Ella Grace Young has turned her love of reading into a service project that has touched lives locally as well as internationally. Young is a member of the GaTE Enrichment program at HTMS, where each student has the opportunity to create individual or small group projects. “Some projects are simply research projects, through which they learn about one of thei ...

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Trussville resident’s Christmas decorations are a labor of love

By Megan Miller, Editor TRUSSVILLE – As a child, Mike Dennis always enjoyed decorating the Christmas tree, so as an adult, he couldn’t wait to begin decorating his own home. Dennis has lived on Worthington Drive in Trussville for around 12 years, and always has the exterior of the house decorated the week after Thanksgiving. He begins decorating in mid-October, starting with the lights in the bushes, and th ...

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Lathams’ Toy Shop display at Trussville home inspires Christmas spirit

By Donna Cope, Alabama News Center  Take a turn onto Magnolia Street in Trussville, and you may think you’ve wandered into Santa’s Toy Shop. Complete with elves, a lineup of toy soldiers, Charlie Brown, Snoopy, a load of Disney characters and more, Bill and Tricia Latham’s gingerbread-style home could be a child’s Christmas dream. Several toy soldiers line up in formation at the driveway. A large green Grin ...

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Rotary announces students, teachers of month for December

Special to The Trussville Tribune TRUSSVILLE – The Trussville Rotary Daybreak Club has named two students of the month for December. The Don Haisten Student of the Month (SOM) from Hewitt-Trussville High School is Grayson Byram. Byram has been involved in the National Honor Society, [caption id="attachment_37033" align="alignleft" width="300"] Tim Stull, Grayson Byram, Emily Burkett, and Nikoya Davis. On th ...

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Pinson Library sending off director April Wallace

By Megan Miller, Editor PINSON – The Pinson Public Library is sending off Library Director April Wallace on Dec. 19. Wallace has been director of the library since it opened in 2011, and under her leadership, the Pinson Library has grown into the tenth highest circulating library out of 40 public libraries in Jefferson County. “I am proud that we could be recognized for the work we do even though we are sti ...

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McSweeney Foundation provides Christmas for 100 local children

By Megan Miller, Editor TRUSSVILLE – The McSweeney Foundation recently teamed up with Church of the Highlands and Target in Trussville to provide Christmas to 100 local children. Employees from SCA Performance and McSweeney Designs caravanned to the Super Target in Trussville to shop for the gifts on Dec. 7. “We like for our contributors to see how their gifts are making a difference,” Diedre Leo, the McSwe ...

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Miss Center Point proves beauty and brains aren’t mutually exclusive

By Bethany Adams, For The Tribune CENTER POINT—Stella Kontos’ journey into the world of chemical engineering began with a jar of lip gloss. In eighth grade, the Birmingham native reluctantly attended an engineering convention for female students, where the slogan was “I can, you can’t stop me”. During the convention, Kontos learned how to make lip gloss from kool-aid. It was a turning point. “Now obviously, ...

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TACC’s 5th annual bridal show is January 8

Special to The Trussville Tribune TRUSSVILLE – The Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce will present its 5th Annual Bridal Show on Jan. 8 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Trussville Civic Center. Vendors from all over the area will gather to assist brides in planning their dream weddings. Brides-to-be, as well as vendors, will appreciate the smaller, more intimate setting of the Trussville Civic Center. Included in t ...

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