District 1 is the home of traditions that are part of the fabric of the county.
Oktoberfest is a week full of activities organized by volunteers that celebrates the area’s German heritage. Loretto’s Sacred Heart Catholic Church hosts a day-long Fourth of July picnic that is over 100 years old.
Loretto also pays homage to veterans with a Memorial Day parade and program and a new Veterans’ Park downtown. St. Joseph’s Christmas parade draws participants and spectators from Lawrence County and North Alabama.
There are signs of progress everywhere. The four-laning of Highway 43 to the state line is still a relatively new improvement that brings the promise of more industry and commerce.
A new Loretto sports complex with baseball and softball fields recently hosted the state’s Dixie Youth baseball tournament and organizers left saying they want to come back.
A new heated swimming pool and splash pad are days away from opening. Loretto was recently awarded state grants totaling $470,000 to improve its downtown area and sidewalk system. You can learn more about them in this article from the Times Daily: