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Councilor Lashunda Scales to host Twas the Night Gala Kicking Off Christmas Season for the Entire Family

It is indeed the MOST wonderful time of the year! So why not come decked in your holiday attire and help spread the holiday cheer with Councilor Lashunda Scales as she hosts the citizens of District 1 and surrounding communities at the ‘Twas the Night Gala. The event will take place this Friday December 4, 2015 at the Huffman High School Gymnasium. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. and it is FREE and open to the general public!

This annual community event will feature performances from many of Birmingham’s finest talent, all set to bring communities together from all walks of life for a night of fellowship, wholesome fun and Christmas cheer. Councilor Lashunda Scales is elated about the upcoming gala as she hopes to show the citizens of Birmingham how appreciative she is of their support as they continue to work together to help move District 1 forward.

“I would love for our citizens to become acquainted with their neighbors both near and far during our gala,” Councilor Scales said. “We will also take the time to touch on continuous economic growth in Birmingham’s eastern area and its ongoing progress leading into 2016.”

This year alone has produced some huge economic development projects for District 1. Kamtek, a division of Magna International announced that they are expanding their facility in Birmingham. The expansion will be built across Sterlite Drive from Kamtek’s existing Valley East plant. The expanding facility will bring in more than 300 jobs and an investment of $532 million. Plans are also forthcoming about a new retail center in District 1. In September of this year, the Council agreed to sell 36.5 acres to Miller Holding for the purposes of constructing an 80,000 square foot retail shopping center on Highway 79 and Winewood Road. As you can see District 1 is growing by leaps and bounds, and now could not be a better time to celebrate all of the new growth.

This article is a contribution from Chiara Perry ( in the Birmingham City Council Public Information Office. For more information please contact 205.254.2294.