Today is Thursday and so my April A-Z Challenge is taking us to Opelika, AL. Opelika is a community that cherishes and preserves its RICH HERITAGE, while at the same time embracing all of the visions and opportunities for a bright future for our residents and businesses! This progressive city of the South has abundant cultural, recreational and educational opportunities balanced against a thriving business environment! Opelika is a Creek word meaning “large swamp. It sits right up against Auburn, AL and you really cannot tell where one starts and the other one ends. I attended Auburn University and fell in love with the town of Opelika. There is so much history and beauty in this town. From the Fountain View Mansion (a taste of Italy nestled in Opelika) to the Historic District there is so much to see and do in Opelika. If you make a college trip to Auburn be sure to check it out.
I am a woman who wears many hats and loves them all. I am a singer - I sing with the group Still Magnolias. I was part of the original First United Methodist Church Arbor Praise Team until we moved. After 24+ years of teaching English 11 and Spanish I - II at Benjamin Russell High School I decided to take a job closer to home. I now teach Spanish I & 2 at Randolph Co. High School and Wadley. I thought I was getting close to retirement and looking forward to it, but decided to move my cheese and try something different. I am a preacher's wife and a preacher myself. My husband Frank is the pastor at Rock Mills United Methodist Church and I am the pastor at Midway (Wedowee). It has made our conversations interesting, to say the least.