Geraldine Honors Reilly Carroll

Geraldine Honors Reilly Carroll

Mayor Chuck Ables presents a resolution to congratulate Reilly Carroll on being named the Jack’s Biscuit Bakeoff Champion. 

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GERALDINE, Ala.-- The Geraldine Council met on Monday, November 14.

The council adopted a Resolution and presented it to Reilly Carroll congratulating her on her achievement as Jack's Biscuit Bakeoff Champion. Jack's has more than 220 locations in four states and Ms. Carroll won from among 250 biscuit makers. The event was held in Birmingham and hosted by Jeh Jeh Pruitt and judged by Jack's COO Karen Kelly, Jack's Chief People & OPS Strategy Officer Dana Taylor, and several celebrities. Jack's presented her with a trophy and a check for $1,000.

 Mayor Ables stated "We are certainly proud of Reilly and her accomplishments. It is an honor for us to recognize her for her expertise as a biscuit maker and congratulate her on this recognition of her hard work." 

Town Clerk Donna Johnson gave a report on the upcoming "Christmas in the Park". Churches, businesses, or individuals will be able to place a Christmas tree in the park around the walking track this year. Details are available on the town's Facebook page. 

The council hired Josh Moon to be the part-time Park Director from January 15-June 15. He will be in charge of sign-ups, scheduling, and a number of other items. 

In other business, the Council:

  • passed Ordinance 2022-11-14 rezoning a parcel at the corner of Highway 227 and county road 20 from R-1 Residential to B-1 Business. 
  • paid the TARCOG dues for the year 
  • accepted the resignation of Assistant Police Chief Bryan Slaton.

A  discussion was held about the Christmas Parade which will be held on Saturday, December 10 beginning at 6:30 PM. Immediately following the parade there will be a time for pictures with Santa and hot chocolate at the park walking track. Prizes for floats will be $200 for First Place, $150 for Second Place, and $100 for Third Place. 

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