first_img The memorial plaque will be placed outside the new library.“This was a complete surprise to me and we were so honored,” Carla Allen said. “It was an awesome way to honor Daddy because it is something that will mean so much to Elle and Annie and their friends. Sprayberry has received a lot of memorial contributions from friends in Brundidge and Troy and those contributions will be used for the further development of the library.”The Sprayberry Education Center is the special education facility for Tuscaloosa County and has 80 students. About 400 students are enrolled in the gift program there once a week. McLendon honored with library naming Email the author Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Book Nook to reopen Published 8:35 pm Thursday, December 2, 2010 “Daddy attended many of the girls’ school activities with my mother,” Allen said. “Annie has been at Sprayberry since she was three years old so everyone at the school knew him. When Daddy got to the school, a lot of people would follow him to see Annie’s reaction when she saw him. There was a real bond between them.”Allen said both of her daughters will benefit from the library but especially Annie.“The school had not had a library until the spring and it was started from scratch,” she said. “It’s still a work in progress but it gives the special needs students a place to go that gets them out of the classroom and into a different setting. Daddy would be very honored to know that this special place was named for him.”Robert McLendon and his wife, Nell, have been very supportive of the school and were greatly involved in the cookbook fundraising project, which was initiated by their daughter. Sponsored Content You Might Like Community rallies with ‘Day for E.J.’ Several Pike County establishments have come together to help raise funds for a trip to Disney World for 4-year-old E.B…. read more The “Game Day Specialties” cookbook featured favorite recipes of the SEC coaches’ wives and raised more than $17,000 for the school.“We now have “Tailgating with the Stars,” which is a fundraising event at ‘The Zone,’” Allen said. “It’s a spin off of the cookbook project and features celebrity speakers, a silent auction and other activities. My parents enjoyed coming up to it. They missed this year because Daddy was going in the hospital for surgery.”Robert McLendon died on Sept. 24, 2010, but his memory will live on though the library that will open doors to the world for very special children. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits By Jaine Treadwell Latest Stories Print Article Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Skip By The Penny Hoarder Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson The Sprayberry Education Center in Northport has named its new library in memory of Robert McLendon of Brundidge.McLendon’s granddaughter, Annie Allen, 7, attends Sprayberry Education Center and her sister, Elle, 9, attends the gifted program. McLendon’s daughter, Carla Allen, is the president of the school’s PTO.The library was dedicated in “recognition and appreciation of (McLendon’s) love of Elle and Annie and the Sprayberry Center.”last_img

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