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Message from the Mayor

Happy April Folks – What a beautiful time of year. Spring is here, which means it’s almost time for Easter. This season is a time for reflection,love and renewal and an opportunity to thank the Lord for all the wonderful blessings in your life. It’s also a perfect occasion to lift those who are lonely and in despair and help them find strength and happiness.

Easter also always makes me think of children. I have fond memories of my kids giggles, laughter and joy as they would wipe their blurry eyes early in morning to see what the Easter Bunny left behind. They would run and search to see who could find the most eggs… really, the most candy. Of course we’d talk about the real reason for Easter, but then I’d quickly claim the jelly beans. They were always my favorite.

I recently ran across this and thought I’d share with you.

The Jelly Bean Easter Promise.

Red is for the blood of God’s only son,

Black is for the sins we’ve done.

Yellow is for the morning so bright. The day He arose to make all things rights.

Green reminds us that He is risen,

White is for the forgiveness we find in Him.

Purple is for Jesus ’throne,

Pink reminds me that I am never alone.

A bag full of jellybeans, colorful and sweet,

It’s a prayer, a promise and an Easter treat.

The city invites you and your family to several Easter events this month.

  •          The Great Flashlight Egg Hunt – April 13, 7:30 p.m., Moore Stadium, 3rd – 5th grade
  •         Easter on the Square – April 15, 10 a.m., Courthouse Square, Children 2 and under
  •         Underwater Egg Hunt – April 14, 6-8 p.m., Sportsplex, Ages 6-10
  •         For more information on any of these events, call Opelika Parks & Rec at 705-5560.

The Lord gave us life so that we may live it to the fullest.We invite you to do just that. Join us for a little fun. Live life. Be with your children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, foster children…all of your loved ones, both young and old. Be present and alive! Hey, and you might even want to try a jelly bean or two. Happy Easter friends.

Warmest Regards,


Gary Fuller