Norris Museum holds historical groundbreaking ceremony

Attalla Jr. and Norris High Foundation members and ceremony speakers pose for a ground breaking photo.Attalla Jr. and Norris High Foundation members and ceremony speakers pose for a ground breaking photo.

By Lindsay Seagraves/News Editor

A historical ground breaking ceremony for Norris Museum in Attalla took place on July 1.  

The museum will be dedicated to Norris High School, Attalla’s black high school that closed upon integration in 1969.

Myrna Baker opened the ceremony by singing “God Bless America,” and Rev. W.H. Granger offered a prayer. 

Speakers included President of Norris Museum Rev. Preston Nix, Mrs. G. Henley, State Rep. Craig Ford, Attalla Mayor Larry Means, Attalla City Councilman Kenneth Scissum, and Etowah County Commissioner Carolyn Parker. 

Pastor Perry Nolan offered a closing prayer. 

Attalla Jr. and Norris High Foundation, Inc. officers and board of directors include President Rev. Preston Nix, Vice President Geraldine K. Henley, Secretary Yvonne Harris, Treasurer Hosia Henley, Financial Secretary Arthur Crumpler, Sargent of Arms Jimmie Moragne, Sammie Graham, Joe McGhee, Monroe Green, Dolly Thomas, Mary Nix, Councilman Kenneth Scissum, Rev. W.H. Granger, Calvin Moorer, Barbara Bryant, Eva Thompson, Mary Billingsley and Caroline Mostiller.

The Attalla Jr. and Norris High Foundation gave special thanks to Walter McKee and Associates Architecture.

Tickets and membership to the foundation are available for a $1000 cash giveaway on August 16. 

Donations can be made to the Attalla Jr. and Norris High Foundation, Inc. by P.O. Box 103, Attalla, AL 35954.

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