Gary Ivey headline
I hope you had a wonderful holiday season and a happy New Year. Thanks to the Hoover Police Department, holiday shopping and maneuvering our busy roadways at Christmas ran smoothly. 2012 was a great year, and I am looking forward to many exciting things for our city in 2013.
Congratulations to our Hoover Bucs on winning the 6A High School Football State Championship. We are very proud of them!
In other sports news, the City hosted the NCAA Soccer Tournament at Regions Park in December and had a record crowd of 11,000 attendees. We are looking forward to many more events and concerts at Regions Park this year.
Many people make New Year’s resolutions to get in shape, so if you are looking for a place to do that, visit the Hoover Recreation Center today. It’s a great family facility with plenty of state-of-the art equipment and exercise classes. The center has something to offer every age group.
We have had a very successful year in bringing new businesses to fill our large empty retail buildings. We are very happy that Schaeffer Eye Center has chosen to move their business to the old Mark’s Fitzgerald building on Highway 31. The building has been vacant for several years, and I am pleased it will now bring new life to the Highway 31 corridor. The old Just for Feet building was torn down, and the new Jared Jewelers building is complete. It opened its doors in mid-December, just in time for the holiday rush. The new Von Maur will open in fall of 2013.
Hoover is a vibrant and growing community. Let’s all be mindful of our many blessings and how fortunate we are to live in a City that we are proud to call home. We will continue to try to exceed your expectations.
Please don’t hesitate to contact my office if we can assist you in any way. You can also visit our website at hooveral.org.