A dedication ceremony was held Sunday, Aug. 14, for the new Christenberry Courtyard, located between Bay Minette City Hall and the John F. Rhodes Civic Center, in Bay Minette.This courtyard is named …
A dedication ceremony was held Sunday, Aug. 14, for the new Christenberry Courtyard, located between Bay Minette City Hall and the John F. Rhodes Civic Center, in Bay Minette.
This courtyard is named in memory of Rev. Daniel Christenberry and Mary Ellen Christenberry, two beloved individuals who served the Bay Minette community. Members of the Christenberry family were on hand to cut the ribbon for the official grand opening.
Their son Steve Christenberry said his parents epitomized what it meant to be the hands and feet of God. Mayor Bob Wills also spoke at the ceremony, saying he could not think of two better people to honor that Rev. and Mrs. Christenberry.
The courtyard area renovation included the addition of beautiful plants and flowers, pergola, bench and swing area. The brick pavers were repurposed from some removed from the downtown sidewalk area. The project also included revamping the landscaping around the flagpole at the front of city hall.
The project was designed and overseen by Jody McMillan and Mark Meastas with City of Bay Minette Grounds crew and was funded through donations from the City, Christenberry friends, family, and First United Methodist Church.
The Christenberry Courtyard is open to the public and makes for a beautiful place for a picnic, resting area, or a backdrop for photographs of special occasions.