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Perry Austin exhibit "There and Back Again," at Heritage Hall

April 16
Lincoln Park Easter Egg Hunt

April 17
Chamber After Hours at Griffin's Jewelry

April 18
Ribbon Cutting/Open House for the newly remolded housing unit at The Gardens of Talladega

April 18
Fish and Fowl Dinner

April 19
Easter Eggstravaganza presented by Top Trails 11am to 2pm

April 19
ARPA District V Hershey's Track and Field Meet

April 22
Chamber of Commerce Business After Housrs at Caribe Club and Marina on Logan Martin

April 25
Support ARC of North Talladega County and buy t-shirts for Go Casual Day, the day before Sunshine Saturday.

April 26
Old Town Music on Magnolia in Lincoln

April 26
2014 Walk for Life at Beth Yates Park

April 26
Sunshine Saturday will be at the Family Life Center, 423 West Battle Street in Talladega.

April 27
First Family Service Center is hosting a Mother Daughter Tea Party. Learn tea party etiquette with Millie Chastain from the Protocol School of Alabama.

April 30
Bringing Generations Together Health Fair at AIDB

May 1
National Day of Prayer

May 4
Race Weekend Aaron's 499

May 6
Chamber Coffee at the Alfa Building on East Battle

May 10
Mother's Day 5K and 1 Mile Color Walk sponsored by Callie's Kids partnered with Talladega Parks and Rec

May 15
Mayday Senior Celebration at International Motorsports Hall of Fame

May 17
Third AnnualTablescapes, The Virtuous Woman at the Talladega Regional Family Life Center


Old Station Takes On New Life
June 4, 1976
The Birmingham News
by June Winters

Talladega Chamber of Commerce
The Talladega Chamber of Commerce has come into a windfall for a location. The old L and N Railroad depot has been converted into offices and reception rooms, but the atmosphere of the excitement of the traveler in and out of the depot has been cleverly preserved by the enthusiastic group, whose idea it was to preserve the building. The Talladega Beautification Council members are largely responsible for the idea. But having an enthusiastic Chamber of Commerce executive director like Mike Mitchell, the program became a success.

Once you step into the old building, you can almost sense the hustle and bustle of the train passengers. The old ticket window remains unchanged with the massive brass bars above a gleaming white marble counter. You can almost "see" the ticket agent behind the impressive brass and marble, adding the price of a ticket to some far-away exciting place. And then if you will let your imagination wander as you look around you, you see three waiting rooms, one which was for un-escorted women.

This room was called the "Blue Room," and any woman traveling alone was ushered into this room where she could wait for her train without the "hazard" of being approached or even viewed by the male travelers. The "Blue Room" is small but comfortable and gets it name for the ostentatious marble tile that covers the floor.

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