Alabama First Lady Patsy Riley to Host Reception at Monte Sano

Alabama First Lady Patsy Riley will attend and assist in hosting a reception Thursday, June 10, at the Monte Sano State Park Lodge. The open house reception is for local caterers, wedding planners, florists, and members of the local media, to acquaint them with the new facility. Mrs. Riley will be greeting guests and encouraging their use of the new lodge.

Mrs. Riley is a strong supporter of the Alabama State Parks, making the parks a part of her platform as Alabama’s First Lady. Last year Mrs. Riley produced a Public Service Announcement for Alabama State Parks that is currently being aired on the state’s FM radio stations.

Monte Sano’s new lodge was built utilizing the stone walls of the original lodge built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1938. The original lodge -- a community favorite nicknamed by locals as “The Tavern” – burned in 1947.