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On June 1, 1887 Hotel Monte Sano opened its doors with a gala  ball ushering in a fourteen year period when this premiere Gilded Age resort atop Monte Sano Mountain was a playground to America’s wealthy and famous.  More than a hundred years after its demise, it still captures the imagination of those who frequent Monte Sano.

On the evening of February 22 you have the opportunity to revisit some of that glamour, taste the foods served at the hotel, hear the sounds of music which entertained the guests, see historical items from the hotel, bid on treasures which catch your fancy in a silent auction and join in honoring neighbors who have contributed to the quality of life in our community.

Tickets for “An Evening at Hotel Monte Sano” are available at Monte Sano United Methodist Church Office or by calling (256)533-6083 to make reservations.  All proceeds from the event benefit the Building Fund of Monte Sano United Methodist Church.

The menu for the evening was designed around recipes from Jessup Whitehead, the renowned chef of the hotel.  “The Monte Sano Two Step,” the signature piece of music written especially for the hotel, will be a featured part of the evening’s Victorian entertainment.  Jewelry, decorative items, artwork, services by area businesses, gourmet dinners and many other things will be available in the silent auction.  Receiving Light on the Mountain Awards for outstanding volunteer services to make this such a desirable place to live will be:  Newcomer: Jane Moore; Visionary:  Delia Siegrist; Youth: Terese Goshen; Lifetime Achievement:  Patti Henritze; Volunteer:  Mary Ann Ezell and Angie Stevens; Inspirational Leadership:  Rev. Dr. Edward A. Soule, Rev. Kerry Holder Joffrion, and Rev. Larry Millard; and Organizational Leadership:  803 4th Street and SORBA.

Although we do not plan to dance ‘til dawn as patrons did on the opening night of Hotel Monte Sano and we don’t expect the Astors, Vanderbilts or Goulds to be among our guests, we hope YOU will join us Wednesday evening February 22 to let your imagination wander to another era and have an evening of fun!

Monte Sano Trivia Night – Feb 24th – buy tickets

MSEtriviaHave you bought your tickets yet for our first annual Trivia Night?

You don’t want to miss out on this amazing opportunity! As many of you know, over the last couple of years we did away with the live and silent auction at the Fall Festival. Instead many of those items you loved from the auction – the children’s artwork and special packages…did we mention a summer membership to the Monte Sano pool – will be part of our new auction at the Trivia Night!

Our goal for the Trivia Night is to build community while also raising funds! We need your help in doing this! Our hope is to have the Trivia Night become one of our biggest fundraisers so that we no longer have to do a fall wrapping paper/cookie dough fundraiser! Buy your tickets today!

Come join us for the biggest event of the year
on the Mountain!

Invasive Plant Species Workshop – Feb 28th
For the 4th year in a row, we are holding an Invasive Plant Species Workshop on Feb. 28th at Monte Sano State Park Lodge. This will begin promptly at 7 p.m. so please come a few minutes early. This workshop will be only $5 per family and you will receive a US Forest Service booklet that will help with identification and treatment (control) for about 15 species of plants that are taking over our forests and fields in North Alabama. If bringing a check, please make it out to FRCA.

Family members are welcome but please let me know if you are coming so I can have enough materials (Deadline 5 p.m. Feb. 27th). There will be hands on-exposure to some of our invasives after the presentation, and also I will introduce you to products that can be used to safely treat the offending plants without killing species you want to keep on your property. You may bring suspect plants too—a branch with leaves and buds would be helpful.

Soos Weber 256-539-3747

THE LITTLE GREEN STORE – special events page

March 2nd – Karen Rouse
April 20th – Lucy Thomas
June 1st – Debortina Studios
July 6th – Rebekah Bynum
August 3rd – Clayton Bass
September 7th – Sanctuary Artist
November 2nd – Curtis Benzle
December 7th – Alan Davis

Nature’s Design Landscape
Monte Sano based landscaping services. Design, Install and Removal of plants and trees. Pruning of shrubs, cleaning of beds and larger areas. Planting of annuals and perennials in ground or in your containers. Irrigation repair. Extensive knowledge of plants that perform well on the mountain and are deer resistant. Many ideas beyond “the run of the mill variety” to consider.  Monthly services available. References available.
Angela Kimsey 251-752-4743
Steve Cook 251-609-0951
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