The Fourth Annual Valley Creek Clean-up is scheduled for Aug. 23.
The clean-up will take place at McNeil Park, 1931 13th Street North, starting at 8 a.m.
The Valley Creek Clean-up is an annual community event done in conjunction between the cities of Bessemer, Brighton, Fairfield, Hueytown, Lipscomb, Midfield and Pleasant Grove.
Each year crews from each city remove debris from the creek. Volunteers arrive at the clean-up sites in Bessemer and Midfield on Saturday to continue the clean-up efforts.
For additional informatoin about the event and registration, visit www.jcdh.org/wpd.
The city of Bessemer will hold its annual Fourth of July Celebration on Friday, July 4, at Roosevelt Park.
The City of Bessemer and the Bessemer Area Chamber of Commerce are sponsoring the event.
The event will last from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
A fireworks show from Pyro Productions will begin at 8:45 p.m. It will last approximately 20 minutes.
There will be snacks, fresh watermelon and patriotic music.
There will also be giveaways with a patriotic theme at 7 p.m.
Attendees will be able to meet with the city’s elected officials.
Admission is free.
Also, all City of Bessemer offices will be closed on Friday in observance of the holiday. There will be no garbage or trash pickup on Friday.
Birmingham-based Milo’s Tea Co. has announced a $13.1 million expansion at its Bessemer operations, which will create 29 jobs. The City of Bessemer recently approved property and sales tax abatements for Milo’s Tea to expand and improve its current plant, and to purchase an adjoining 3.3 acre site and building for additional cold storage and future growth.
“We are so thankful for the opportunity to grow our plant, offices and distribution center in Bessemer,” said Patricia Wallwork, CEO of Milo’s Tea Co.
“The outstanding team of people that consistently produce high-quality drinks for our customers make it possible for us to continue to grow and expand. In fact, the launch of our new all-natural Lemonade, Decaf Tea and Tea & Lemonade products would not be possible without such a strong team and support from the entire community.”
The expansion will meet the growing demand for Milo’s beverage products across the United States. In the last six months, the family-owned company has added three new products to its iced-tea lineup and expanded its reach from 18 to 38 states across the country. The company had planned a $4.6 million expansion at the end of 2013, which would have created 24 jobs. However, Milo’s soon revised the expansion plan to include additional plant improvements and the purchase of the adjacent property, which also includes a 25,000-square-foot building.
The city of Bessemer's Mayor's Office and the Office of the City Council will host a Public Presentation of the proposed Youth and Recreational Facility on June 24 at 6 p.m. at the City Hall Auditorium.
The project's architects, Charles Williams and Associates, along with the city engineer and the AG Gaston/Sarcor Program Management team will be on hand to answer questions about the project and take public comments.