Wednesday, May 1, 2019


The Spring Krusher Bike Race route goes through the Elkmont community so be on the look out for all the bike riders.  If you need to be somewhere the morning of May 4, give yourself extra time so you won't be in a rush when you meet these dedicated riders.  Remember to share the road and be careful when you pass them.




Sunday, April 28, 2019


It’s crazy to realize that it has already been 10 whole years since we bid Elkmont High School adieu. Over the years, we’ve collectively grown, been married, had children, re-located, re-invented ourselves, and become the adults we are today. Let us take the time to reconnect over food, drink, music, and games.

The Elkmont High School 2009 Class will be having its 10 year reunion in the Biergarten at Straight to Ale on Saturday August 3rd 2019 from 5:00 – 9:00 pm. Straight to Ale’s address is 2610 Clinton Avenue West, Huntsville, AL 35805. It is a part of the Campus 805 facility.

To attend, please purchase a ticket through our event page on Eventbrite and on Facebook. Tickets will go on sale Friday, February 21th at 12:00pm CT. Tickets will be available for purchase through end of day Wednesday, July 17th. The venue has requested a finalized guest list be made weeks in advance, so no tickets will be available for purchase at the door. Tickets will be sold exclusively through Eventbrite and Facebook.

Each ticket is $25.00 and covers your meal, along with 2 drink tickets, as well as a commemorative koozie. Food will be catered by Ale’s Kitchen, and drink tickets can be used towards draft beer and basic mixed drinks. A cash bar will also be set up in the Biergarten for those who wish to partake.

Each member of the Elkmont Class of 2009 is welcome to bring 1 guest for the evening. Each guest must also have a ticket to gain admission. Guests must be at least 21 years old. Please don’t bring children to this event. Upon arrival there will be a check-in station for members and guests to pick up their name tags and koozies. Your name must be on the list to be granted admission.

If you have any questions, please refer to the FAQs on the Eventbrite page. If the FAQs do not address your question, please message the Elkmont High School 2009 Class Reunion Facebook page, or email your question to, and someone will address your question in a timely manner. It has been quite a while since many of us have connected, and I look forward to seeing each of you there on August 3rd.


Lee Patterson


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*Open 7:30 a.m.–1 p.m; lunch served at 11 a.m. 
*Billiards, Games, TV and more *Country Music @ 6:30 pm 
*All ages invited to listen or participate 
*Musicians and dancers come on out and join the fun. 
*Open 7:30 a.m.–1 p.m; lunch served at 11 a.m.
*Exercise class, dominoes, TV, and Rook, 8 a.m
*Shopping Trip


*Open 7:30 a.m.–1 p.m; lunch served at 11 a.m.
*Dominoes, TV, and Rook, 8 a.m

*Open 7:30 a.m.–1 p.m; lunch
 served at 11 a.m.
*Dominoes, TV, and Games, 8 a.m

*Open 7:30 a.m.–1 p.m; lunch
 served at 11 a.m.
*Dominoes, TV, and Games, 8 a.m

*There is always something going on in Elkmont.  Drop in and visit with us.


There is always a teacher or teachers that we always look back on and smile. This teacher wrote me this note on the 1st essay we wrote in senior English. I remember reading it and starting to believe in my abilities. I may not have done or ever do great things with my writings but that day I fell in love with it. She gave me a love for writing with just a few comments. Writing and running are my outlets. Sorry but Facebook has given me a captive audience!! Teachers make a difference in our lives! Also educators take note ....personal messages inspire!! Thank you Martha Eubanks aka Mrs. Morrow!!! Always be one of my favorites!!! 


The Elkmont area is a beautiful place to ride your bike. . One event that takes advantage of our Elkmont roads is the Spring Krusher Bike Ride on May 4.  It starts at Elkmont High School @ 8 am. This is a fundraiser ride for family services.

Join us for the 5th annual Spring Krusher, a cycling tour featuring scenic rolling hills around Limestone County!  The 31 mile Krusher route is perfect for anyone wanting to sample what Limestone County has to offer in road cycling. 
Come join us for this tour of Limestone County and the surrounding areas, with some of the best cycling in the Southeast, featuring a brand new route for 2019, taking all riders right past the Kreme Delite, where it all got started. Make plans to join us now! from 3 different distances: 31, ~64 and ~100 miles. Each course will be challenging but manageable! Low traffic. Post ride food and the now famous build your own ice cream sundae bar!

Proceeds from this ride benefit the counseling program at Family Services Center, Inc.  The counseling program provides affordable, professional mental health counseling to residents of Madison County and the surrounding areas.  For more information regarding counseling and other services offered by Family Services Center, please visit our website at


Elkmont High School  –  25630 Evans Ave, Elkmont, AL 3562

Here are the links to the routes. Please note, that the routes may change slightly prior to ride date as road conditions or rest stop placement dictates.  These links will have the most up-to-date information; however, if you preview it in March, please know that it may have slight variations by May!

30 mile short course -

Metric Century -

Full Century -


May 4 – Ride Day  Elkmont HighSchool  25630 Evans Ave, Elkmont, Alabama 35620

  • Ride Start: 8:00
  • ***Please note, if you are planning on doing the 34 mile route, the start time will be 9:00! This is due to a conflict with the city of Athens – some of their roads will be closed until 10:00 for a 5K. The start of the Century will still be at 8:00 with the Metric rolling out as soon as the Century riders have left the school.
  • Showers available after the ride
  • Lunch – pasta, green salad, fresh fruit, and of course the sundae bar! Unlimited ice cream from Blue Bell! All kinds of dry toppings like Oreo Cookies and Butterfinger by Steak and Shake and Cold Stone Creamery, plus plenty of flavored syrups from Zen BeriGoing to be one heck of a sundae bar!!


Each year Boss Hill held his community goat and chicken stew that drew 1500 people a year. The colas were iced down in a trough. The goat, chicken and beef stews were heated in waist-high black kettles while men stirred them with something akin to a boat paddle. Political signs sprouted like dandelions along a roadside. It was the place to be the first Wednesday in May for more than 30 years. After Hill's death, Greg and Marcus Hobbs decided to continue the tradition of their uncle.

Friday, April 26, 2019


The Spring Krusher Bike Race route goes through the Elkmont community and Hill Spirit has seen many bike riders out training.  If you see them, please be patient and show that Elkmont Hospitality when you meet these dedicated riders.  Remember to share the road and be careful when you pass them.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019


One of the things that really gets Hill Spirit hot under the collar is when a non- Southerner who has moved into the state starts cutting down how we do things or our beliefs.  With that said, you can understand why the Hill Spirit wanted to share this with you...  Thought you might get a chuckle as well.

How would you respond if some liberal wrote a letter to you claiming that there would be a mass exodus from your state unless massive gun restrictions were enacted? This Wyoming state representative wrote back one of the best replies ever
Read the complaint and the epic response below:

Fulbright’s email:
Dear Representative,
I hope you are taking care of yourself during this busy session. I know it is a challenging, compressed time.  I am writing to express my grave concern about House Bill 105. Ample evidence has shown that schools and guns do not mix, and in particular, guns in the hands of amateurs/non-professionals is extremely dangerous, especially in any highly-charged situation, exposing our children to greater risk in their schools by encouraging more guns on campuses is something that we cannot allow.
My husband and I moved to Wyoming not too long ago. We believed it was a good place to raise children. With the recent and reactive expansion of gun laws and the profoundly serious dangers of fracking, we find we are seriously reconsidering our decision, which is wrenching to all of us. However, the safety of our family must come first. We are waiting to see what the legislature does this session. I know of other new-to-Wyoming families in similar contemplation. Your choices matter. It would be sad to see an exodus of educated, childrearing age adults from Wyoming as a result of poor lawmaking.
Rev. Audette Fulbright
Hunt’s response:
Rev. Fulbright,
I’ll be blunt. If you don’t like the political atmosphere of Wyoming, then by all means, leave. We, who have been here a very long time (I am proudly 4th generation) are quite proud of our independent heritage. I don’t expect a “mass exodus” from our state just because we’re standing up for our rights. As to your comments on fracking, I would point out that you’re basing your statement on “dangers” that have not been scientifically founded or proved as of yet.
It offends me to no end when liberal out-of-staters such as yourself move into Wyoming, trying to get away from where they came from, and then pompously demand that Wyoming conform to their way of thinking. We are, and will continue to be, a state which stands a head above the rest in terms of economic security. Our ability to do that is, in large part, to our “live and let live” mentality when it comes to allowing economic development, and limiting government oversight. So, to conclude, if you’re so worried about what our legislature is working on, then go back home.
Hans Hunt
Representative Hans Hunt
House District 02

Sunday, April 21, 2019


Easter Sunday! Every year brings back memories of a time gone by. A time when we would all get together at my great Aunt’s home and eat and hunt eggs. In a world where kids can play games on their watches and interact with one another on social media, I don’t believe those family get togethers are as meaningful. We couldn’t wait to see our cousins and aunts and uncles. Is it just me or were the days slower back then? Yeah I know...Nostalgia comes with age. The world is changing. 

It’s foreign to me in a lot ways. Even if I try to keep up, the pace is so fast I fall behind. We are all in a hurry. Rarely is there a day (even in retirement) that I don’t lay down at night and think “I didn’t get to that!” When we lay down in that field of stones what we got done in a day will not matter. How we treat each other, how we help each other, and how we love each other will. One died and was raised for us many years ago that taught this. Gotta quit counting the hours and make the hours count! Have a great Easter Sunday! Give your kids some memories. Give yourself a break! Laugh and love!! Have a good one


After Christ was placed in the tomb on Friday, Mary Madalene and other women came early in morning. They had come to care for His body.


They found the tomb empty. The women ran to tell the Apostles of what had happened. After two of the Apostles run to thetomb, they saw that He is indeed gone and leave to tell the others but Mary Madalene stays. She is not alone.  A man speaks to her, a gardener, she supposes.  He says her name, "Mary." She sees; He is Jesus. The Christ lives.

Jesus Christ overcame death and was resurrected, and because He lives, all of us will live again.  Because He lives, not just on the third day, but this day, every day, we can find him.