Resident hosts COVID-style block party

Published 11:28 am Friday, May 8, 2020

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By JOYANNA LOVE/ Senior Staff Writer

Creativity is at an all-time high as businesses, teachers and friends find ways to connect from six feet apart.

In one Chilton County neighborhood on May 7, a desire to announce the completion of her real estate license, help a local business and have some fun led Janice Hull to team up with Impact Catering in Jemison to give her neighbors a pickup or delivered boxed dinner.

“Even if we just get to wave to each other that will make us feel better,” Hull said.

With more than 40 neighbors indicating they were interested, Hull said she and the caterers took precautions to maintain social distancing.

Hull said she was familiar with small businesses in the community from her work with the Chilton County Chamber of Commerce.

Many of these businesses have faced additional challenges due to temporary restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Caterers haven’t been able to do any business,” Hull said.

Some of Hull’s neighbors are also in the high-risk range for COVID -19 and have been staying home. The event gave them a chance to see a neighbor or two for at least a few minutes.

One of Hull’s new business cards accompanied each of the meal boxes.