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Sewell to participate in groundbreaking ceremony for Orrville Public Library

Sewell will announce the $500,000 in federal dollars that will fund the library’s construction.

Rep. Terri Sewell during a Congress in Your Community stop in Thomasville.

U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell, D-Selma, will participate in a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of the Orrville Public Library on Tuesday.

The ceremony will take place at Orrville Town Hall on 14761 Main Street and will begin at 11:00 a.m. CST. Along with Sewell several public officials will be in attendance including Orrville Mayor Louvenia Lumpkin, Dallas County Probate Judge Jimmy Nunn, Orrville City Councilors, and Dallas County Commissioners.

Sewell will announce the $500,000 in federal dollars that will fund the library’s construction. This is part of the $42.8 million in federal funds that Sewell secured for local projects in fiscal year 2023’s government funding package last year. 

There are 15 overall projects that have and are receiving funds from the secured federal funds. In Dallas County there are two other projects besides the Orrville Public Library that are funded.

$1.5 million was secured to restore the Historic Brown Chapel AME Church. $4 million was also obtained to fund the construction of the Selma Riverfront Multi-Plex which will be used for public safety services.

The library’s construction will seek to provide access to educational resources as Orrville’s community has been historically underserved.

Patrick Darrington is a reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter. You can reach him at [email protected].

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