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Greenwood Celebrates Bicentennial Children's Bell Unveiling

Greenwood Celebrates Bicentennial Children's Bell Unveiling

The Alabama Bicentennial Committee unveiled a commemorative Children's Bell at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark in a ceremony on Friday, December 6, 2019.  Two of our Greenwood students were able to attend the ceremony and dedication. Mary Alex Reynolds and Abbey Nelson, fifth-grade students from Mrs. Thomas' class won the opportunity to attend the ceremony and represent our school as one of the 200 Bicentennial schools from across the state through a video essay contest explaining three reasons why they are proud to be from Alabama. 

The Children's Bell "honors Alabama's 200th birthday and recognizes the contributions of Alabama children and youth to [the] state's history.  It charges every generation to make Alabama the best it can be.  Through our lives and work, we each leave Alabama better than we found it."  The bell is on permanent display at Sloss Furnaces outside the Visitor's Center.

Prior to the dedication, students were able to watch the resident metal artists create a replica bell that will be housed at Children's Hospital.  Thank you to the Alabama Bicentennial Committee and Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark for hosting us and allowing us to take part in this historic event.