From The Tribune staff reports
TRUSSVILLE — The Rotary Clock, located on the corner of Chalkville Road and Highway 11, was finally dedicated on Monday, November 14. The clock was erected in the summer of 2021, and the landscaping was completed in the months to follow.
Rotarian Jef Freeman first had the idea of a clock in downtown Trussville when he was in south Alabama for a league of municipalities conference.
“It’s such a great addition to our downtown,” Freeman said.
The clock and installation were also partially funded by grants from Rotary International.
“This clock will stand the rest of time, and we all can be proud we were a part of it,” Club President Jamie Townes said.
“I’m glad the City decided to partner with the Trussville Rotary Daybreak Club on this project,” Councilman and Rotarian Alan Taylor said. “The City actually purchased the clock, and then Rotary raised funds to pay it back over time.”
The Trussville Rotary Daybreak Club has been involved in many community projects. Those projects include leadership and scholarship opportunities for local high school students, ribbons at City Hall in recognition of Veterans’ Day, lunch for campers and staff at Smile-a-Mile, and trees planted at Civitan Park. In addition, the club collected, cleaned, and distributed laptops to schools for students who did not have them at the beginning of the pandemic. The Club also provided the benches at the walking track at Cahaba Elementary, the playground equipment at The Mall in historic Trussville, and solar benches at the library park and at The Mall. Its largest fundraising event is a golf tournament that has been held for 30 years.
The Trussville Rotary Daybreak Club meets at First Baptist Church Trussville on Wednesday mornings at 7 a.m.
For more information on the Club or to help with one of our projects, please ‘like’ them on Facebook (Trussville Rotary Daybreak Club) or email Diane Poole at firstname.lastname@example.org.