Welcome to the
Greater Valley Area!
Midway between Montgomery and Atlanta on the vital I-85 Corridor, the Greater Valley Area is four cities in three counties in two states. Our cities of LaFayette, Lanett and Valley are in Chambers County, Alabama, and West Point is in both Troup and Harris counties in Georgia. And the famed Chattahoochee River runs through it, offering unlimited scenic and recreational attractions. Home to KIA’s first US automotive plant in West Point, our area offers diverse economic and entrepreneurial opportunities, bountiful natural resources and an engaging lifestyle. You’ll never grow tired of exploring the potential!
Ambassadors selling purple bows
The Greater Valley Area will soon take on its annual purple glow as businesses and residents “paint the town purple” with bows in support of the June 21 Relay for Life and the fight against cancer.
Ambassadors of the Greater Valley Area Chamber are currently offering the symbolic poufy purple bows for $10 each. They will deliver them on June 5-7 to provide extra time for display before the June 21 Relay event.
The 10-inch bows, all created by local florists, are only $10 each. They can be displayed at homes or businesses -- on the door or attached to a front counter at a business or on a mailbox or sign.
The bows may be ordered through June 4 from any Chamber Ambassador or by contacting the Chamber, 334.642.1411 or
. Bows may also be purchased at the Chamber office, 2102 South Broad Ave., Lanett.
Bows may be paid for in advance or at time of delivery. All checks should be made to the American Cancer Society and not to the Chamber of Commerce.
Proceeds from the bow sales will go the Chamber’s Jr. Ambassadors Relay team for contributing to Relay on June 21. The team will be out in force maintaining a booth at Relay for Life, which is again being held this year at the Agricultural Arena in LaFayette.
The Jr. Ambassadors have worked to build a good contribution to Relay through a very successful Celebrity Bake Sale and have offered reverse-lottery cards to gain donations. Proceeds from the bow sales will be added to complete the contribution.
These bows are symbolic of many people pulling together in the fight against cancer; they represent a lot of strength and determination. Chamber Ambassadors encourage everyone to display one so that businesses and residents can indeed paint the town purple and carry the fight forward.
The Chamber is delighted to commend and congratulate our 2013 High School Graduates! We are so proud of our blossoming Jr. Ambassadors and wish them much success as they venture into the real world.
Graduation is not the end; it is only the beginning!
Ranasia Flournoy, Valley High School
Cierra Horne, Springwood School
Nia Minor, LaFayette High School
Kim Reynolds, Springwood School
Valedictorian and West Point Rotary Scholarship recipient
Cheryl Sands, Valley High School
Travion Smith, LaFayette High School
AMEA Scholarship recipient
Jadalyn Story, LaFayette High School
Valedictorian and AMEA Scholarship recipient
Kwaivian Terry, LaFayette High School