BSCC presented $4K 'Good Roots' grant to plant trees

By NICOLE SMITH, Daily Mountain Eagle
Posted 9/22/17

Bevill State Community College was presented a $4,000 check to beautify the college’s campuses on Monday.

Billy Doss, Alabama Power Company’s business office manager for Dora, and Alabama Power Walker County Manager Britton Lightsey presented …

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BSCC presented $4K 'Good Roots' grant to plant trees

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Bevill State Community College was presented a $4,000 check to beautify the college’s campuses on Monday.

Billy Doss, Alabama Power Company’s business office manager for Dora, and Alabama Power Walker County Manager Britton Lightsey presented the Alabama Power Foundation Good Roots Grant to Bevill State Interim President Dr. Kim Ennis and Dr. Chris Franklin, the director of campus services for the Sumiton and Jasper campuses. The grant will be used to plant trees on the Jasper, Sumiton, Fayette and Hamilton campuses.

"Bevill State Community College is appreciative for the continued support of Alabama Power,” Ennis said. “The Good Roots grants from the Alabama Power Foundation will allow student organizations on all of our campuses to plant trees, encouraging environmental awareness and beautification."

Ennis previously told the Daily Mountain Eagle that the grant will be particularly beneficial for the Jasper Campus, which lost many of its trees during the storms of April 27, 2011. In addition, the college said a number of trees will be planted on the Sumiton campus, along with a Douglas-fir to serve as a community Christmas tree.

Other Good Roots grants were awarded in Walker County to Friends of Downtown Jasper, Jasper City Board of Education, the Town of Oakman and the Walker County Children’s Advocacy Center.

The Alabama Power Foundation has been presenting checks to grant recipients over the past few weeks.

Bevill State will plant trees on their campuses in the coming months.