2024 Redistricting

Anniston Outdoor Association- Flint River Float Trip

This will be about a 4-hour canoe trip on the Flint River Canoe Trail located in Madison County near
Huntsville. The Flint River Canoe Trail consists of 34 miles of navigable water with a good current
with no rapids. The Flint River is known for its sparkling water, rock bluffs, rippling shoals, wildlife,
and forest canopy. Our trip will begin on Brownsboro Road and will end on Little Cove Road located
a little southwest of Gurley. We will be utilizing the services of North Alabama Canoe & Kayak for this
trip (NACK). Their rates are $45.00 for kayaks (including the shuttle) and $30.00 to shuttle private
boats. Participants should pack a lunch as plans are to take a lunch break along the way. Local
participants may meet by 7:30 am at the Pic-N-Save Grocery Store (formally Winn Dixie) located on
US Hwy 431 in Saks Community of North Anniston to carpool or caravan. Others may meet directly
at the outfitter located at 1143 Moontown Road in Brownsboro by 9:30 am. To register for this
outing, please contact Keith Hudson by Monday, June 17. When registering, please let him know if
you will need to rent a kayak or if you will just need a shuttle for your personal boat. Keith may be
reached by email at anniston.outdoor.assn@gmail.com, or by phone or text at 256.453.9527. Credit
or debit cards are not accepted so please come prepared to make cash payment upon your arrival at
NACK (they do have an ATM on site).

Anniston Outdoor Association-Upper Tallapoosa River Float Trip

This will be a 5-hour float trip on the Tallapoosa River near Tallapoosa, GA. This portion of the river
has a slight current with several shoals but no major rapids. We will be utilizing the services of Lazy
River Rentals for this trip. Lazy River Rentals offers rental boats and a shuttle service at the following
rates: $25.00 for single person kayaks, $45.00 for double person kayaks, and $10.00 to shuttle
private boats. They will put us in at the Broad Street Bridge in Tallapoosa and we will float to their
takeout located at 131 Doe Valley Road south of US Hwy 78 near the AL/GA state line. The shuttle
for this trip leaves the outfitter at 9:00 am (cst) / 10:00 am (est). Participants are encouraged to
pack a lunch with something to drink, wear clothing/footwear suitable for water activities, and to use
sunscreen. The meeting time and location for this trip will be 7:45 am (cst) from the Publix parking
lot located across from the Oxford Exchange adjacent to Exit 188 on I-20 and US Hwy 78. Those
wishing to meet directly at the outfitter should arrive there no later than 8:30 am (cst) / 9:30 am
(est). Participants should contact Keith Hudson by Monday, June 10 to register for this trip. When
registering, indicate if you will need to rent a boat or will just need a shuttle for your personal boat.
Please do not contact the outfitter directly as they have requested that participants register through
the trip leader who will give them a headcount following the registration deadline. Also, participants
should come prepared to make cash payment to the trip leader upon arrival at the outfitters (this
was requested by the outfitter as well). To register for this trip please contact the trip leader, Keith
Hudson, by email at anniston.outdoor.assn@gmail.com, or by phone or text at 256.453.952.

Anniston Outdoor Association- Hatchet Creek Float Trip

This will be a 9-mile float trip on Section 5 of the Hatchet Creek Canoe Trail beginning at King’s Bridge on
Coosa Co Road 18 northwest of Rockford and ending at Double Bridge on Coosa Co Road 29 west of
Rockford. This section features some Class I and II drops, fast shoals, some rocky sections to navigate
around, sandbars, and an area of Cahaba Lillies. Areas such as Humpback Rock, Sandbar Island, River Birch
Beach, the Rock Garden, Lawson’s Left Hook, and the Lawson Bridge can be found along this section.
Participants should wear clothes they don’t mind getting wet including water shoes/sandals, should pack a
lunch with liquids to drink, and should bring sunscreen. The meeting time and location for this trip will be
8:00 am from the Johnson Giant Food parking located on US Hwy 78 in the Coldwater area of Oxford
adjacent to I-20 Exit 179. Participants may also meet by 9:00 am at the King’s Bridge put-in. The put-in is
located off of Coosa Co Road 18 at the following coordinates 32.9200, -86.2714 and the take out located off
of Coosa Co Road 29 at the following coordinates, 32.862102, -86.339691. The creek’s water level can
change rapidly so this trip is subject to being cancelled on short notice if the flow rate falls below 300 cfs.
The creek’s flow rate can be monitored at https://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv?site_no=02408540&legacy=1.
A map of Hatchet Creek can be viewed at Hatchet Creek Map. To register your participation for this outing,
please contact Keith Hudson by Thursday, May 23. He may be reached by phone or text at 256-453-9527,
or by email at anniston.outdoor.assn@gmail.com.

Journey & Approach Basketball Youth Classes!

youth basketball class

Join us at the Aquatic Fitness Center, 130 Summerall Gate Rd, Anniston, AL 36205, for our Journey & Approach Basketball Youth Classes!

What to Expect:

– Improve your skills in ball handling, shooting, passing, off-ball movement, & basketball IQ.

– Fun and competitive games, and more!

When:

– June: 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th

– July: 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th

– August: 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th

Times:

– Group A (6-8u): 4:45pm – 5:45pm

– Group B (9-11u): 6:00pm – 7:00pm

– Group C (12-13u): 7:15pm – 8:15pm

Registration Details:

– Price Per Player: $65

– Open to boys and girls ages 6-13

– Limited spots available

– Free t-shirt included

📲 Scan the QR code to register! You may also register online at: https://annistonafc.recdesk.com/Community/Program 

For more info, call 256-921-7754! Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to enhance your basketball skills and have some fun this summer! 🏀

Summer Cheer Camp!

summer cheer camp

📣 Get ready to cheer your heart out with Coach Tie at our fun Summer Cheer Camp at the Anniston Aquatic & Fitness Center! 🎉 Join us for two summer sessions of fun-filled dance, band dance, cheer/chants, stunt classes, tumbling, jumps, and more!

 Here are the details:

🗓 Session 1: June 1st & June 8th

🕘 Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

📅 Registration Deadline: May 30th

Session 1 – Registration Link: https://tinyurl.com/4wjxdkxa 

🗓 Session 2: July 13th & July 20th

🕘 Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

📅 Registration Deadline: July 11th

Session 2 – Registration Link: https://tinyurl.com/mv6say2m 

💵 Cost: $50 with T-Shirt / $40 without T-Shirt

Hurry and secure your spot! Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to learn and have fun! 

#CheerCamp 

#FunLearning 

#AnnistonAFC

Anniston Outdoor Association- Hiking & Biking Outing on the Cheif Ladiga Trail with Southeastern Outings

The bike ride will be 11-miles beginning in Piedmont with the pace being leisurely with a few stops to enjoy the
scenery. SEC recommends that those participating should have bicycled a few times at least 30 days prior to this
outing and they should be able to maintain an average speed of 8 to 12 mph while riding on level terrain. Road,
mountain, hybrid, and urban bikes are allowed on the trail but motorized vehicles are prohibited. Participants
must wear bicycle helmets and should bring a lunch or snack with something to drink. Those having bike racks
that can hold more than one bicycle should bring them to help facilitate the required shuttle.
The hike will be an easy 3.8 miles on the trail beginning at the Pinhoti Trailhead on Cleburne County Road 94 and
ending at Seaboard Avenue. This newly paved section goes through mostly wooded terrain and offers views of
Dugger Mountain. Participants should bring a picnic lunch or snack with something to drink.
No dogs, vaping, or smoking are allowed on SEC outings and children who are 8 years of age and older are
welcome as long as they can participate in the outing without complaining.
Participants should meet at the Eubanks Welcome Center in Piedmont by 10:30 am. The estimated finish time
for both outings is 2:00 to 3:00 pm and there will be an optional dinner at a restaurant in Piedmont afterwards.
To register for either outing, please RSVP Sean Boogaard by phone at (256) 365-6321, or by email at
geometmap@hotmail.com.