Chamber offering trip to Capitol

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, March 11, 2014

The Andalusia Area Chamber of Commerce has space available for about a dozen people to join them on an enrichment trip to the State Capitol set for Tues., March 18.

Chamber Executive Director Chrissie Duffy said the event was planned by the Chamber’s Education and Governmental Affairs committees, and is geared first toward SGA members at five area high schools.

“We left it to the schools to determine which students should go, but we felt like SGA members would be the natural choice,” Duffy said.

The students’ trip is being sponsored by PowerSouth, Southeast Alabama Gas District and Covington Electric Cooperative.

And 12 of the remaining 17 spots on the bus are up for grabs, Duffy said.

“There are plenty of people other than high school seniors who would enjoy and benefit from this trip,” she said.

The itinerary includes visits with Rep. Mike Jones Jr. and Sen. Jimmy Holley, both of whom represent Covington County in Montgomery. As well, a representative of U.S. Rep. Martha Roby’s office is expected to participate.

“We will observe the legislative session, tour the capitol and have lunch at the RSA Plaza grill,” Duffy said.

The cost for the remaining seats is $32 per person, which includes lunch, tours and snacks. To register, contact Duffy by email at or call 334-222-2030.