The Elmore County High School Panthers kick off their 2014 campaign at 7 p.m. Friday against St. James High of Montgomery at Burt-Haynie Field in Eclectic.
Led by seniors Michael Wayne Walls at quarterback and Za Head at tailback, the Panthers face the non-region Trojans before beginning the regional schedule next week when they host the Holtville Bulldogs.
The 22nd annual Alabama Cotton Festival will pack downtown Eclectic, Ala. for concerts, contests, delicious food and arts and crafts from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11.
Vendors will line Main Street with a wide variety of delectable food and unique wares, as local dancers strut their stuff, 'Bama's best bands play live and lovely ladies vie for the coveted tiaras of Alabama's Cotton Queens.
The festival also features a variety of contests, including a car show, photography and art contests and the annual taste-off to see who can bake the best Sweet Treat. Registration forms for each contest can be found either in the front lobby of the Eclectic Municipal Building at 145 Main Street in Eclectic, or by printing out a form from this space and mailing it to town clerk Deborah Rowe.
Welcome to Eclectic, Alabama!
As Mayor, I thank you for visiting the official website of the Town of Eclectic. I invite you to visit our website often to review our upcoming events and calendar of important dates.
Located in Elmore County, Eclectic is referred to as "The Star of Elmore County". It is a small family-oriented town, just south of Lake Martin, Alabama. We offer family owned shops, restaurants and business for your convenience and enjoyment. Just a short drive to Montgomery, Wetumpka, Alexander City and Auburn, you can enjoy our friendly little town and still be close to the big cities.
We are most proud of our school system which offers a highly ranked, quality education from people who really care. With several churches close by and many community activities, like the "Alabama Cotton Festival" for your family to participate in, you will soon realize why we continue to grow in popularity, as a place to live and enjoy life.
Come experience our "Southern Charm" -- we look forward to seeing you.
Gary Davenport, Mayor
By Jimmy K. Lanier & Gary Wright
Eclectic, “the Star of Elmore County,” has a rich and wonderful history. This is where the charm of the old South and all of its wonderful traditions clash in a friendly manner with its passion for progress in creating a dynamic future for itself and its citizens. It is said that when the spectacular meteor shower of November 12, 1833 lit up the night sky in Alabama, the stars actually fell on Eclectic, Alabama. It has not been determined whether this Leonid meteor shower actually sent any debris anywhere near Eclectic, but the romantic in all of us would like to think so.
As of January 1, 2012, the Town of Eclectic will collect and administer all business license applications and renewals. License renewal forms will be sent out in December for 2012 license renewals to all licensees. Business license are due by January 31st and are considered delinquent after February 1, 2012. License applications and renewals will no longer be sent to RDS. For more information, you may contact the Town Clerk at 334-541-4429 or the Assistant Town Clerk at 334-541-3581.