Ellen Sewell

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My Sacred Place

Stringfellow Garden

Infusing pride, a sense of agency and civic engagement are the driving forces behind the creation of a Sacred Place in the City of Ashland. The town seeks to reverse a stigma of economic depression—and wants to work to bring the community together in an effort to combat violence and other social ills that plague so many cities today. In memory of Susie Parker Stringfellow, this “park within a park” will serve as a place of acceptance and peace.

Meet Another Firesoul

Fred Smith

It’s not every day that you mail someone a 208 page book, they read it, and then they call you up to say, “I’m in.” But this is exactly what happened with Fred Smith, Director, Stringfellow Health Fund Grants at the Community Foundation of Northeast Alabama. A copy of our book, Open Spaces, Sacred Places,...


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