• 54°
Hartselle Enquirer
Enquirer photo/Lauren Jackson

Annual baton clinic welcomes record crowd

Kim Ellis Robertson has been twirling for a number of years, and has been sharing her passion with the Hartselle community for around 16 years through a summer camp. The camp takes place at the Sparkman Civic Center and welcomed 46 campers this year.

Robertson said she first wanted to start the camp to share her love for twirling with other girls. “I am just very passionate about twirling baton and the benefits. It helps with coordination, helps have self-confidence and self esteem to get out in front of people without being nervous or scared,” Robertson said .

During the camp the girls learned the basics of twirling through routines and games. “The camp is for girls that are new to baton that are wanting to try it out to see if they actually have an interest in it. We just expose them to the basics, just starting at the very beginning. The girls that have been twirling that come to camp, we want it to be challenging to them, and we help them with their skill set and add to their ability level,” Robertson said.

The camp welcomed a record number of girls this year with 46 campers compared to their normal average of 35. Robertson said she hopes to be able to inspire other girls to take up twirling. “Majorettes seem to be a dying art, so I wanted to keep that going so the girls had an opportunity. I think it this is great for the future. Randall Key (Hartselle High band director) is very supportive of majorettes at Hartselle. We have seven on the line this year and that’s a good number of girls,” Robertson said.

News

Christmas in the Park enjoyed in Falkville despite rain

News

Somerville woman arrested after threat made in Priceville

News

Officials: Escaped Morgan inmate apparently caused his own death

News

Majority leader Stadthagen sees strength in election of 26 republican legislators

News

Lacey’s Spring community fighting proposed rock quarry

News

Hartselle students participate in character expo

News

Authorities: Gifts in unlocked cars a tempting target so take preventive measures

At a Glance

Three arrested for theft of vehicle in Hartselle

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Annual Christmas parade to be held Thursday  

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Some concerned over new Hartselle superintendent hire  

At a Glance

Town of Falkville to hold Christmas in the Park Sunday

At a Glance

Hartselle Holiday Market returns Saturday

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Old Hartselle post office to become event center, new home for chamber  

At a Glance

‘Have a Hart’ information session to be held Dec. 2

Morgan County

Future leader

News

Alabama DHR accepting applications for next round of child care bonuses 

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Spirit of Thanksgiving: Volunteers deliver 266 food bags on holiday for Meals on Wheels  

At a Glance

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office to let citizens behind the scenes with academy  

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Winter window wonderland  

At a Glance

Council to interview candidates for Parks and Rec director job  

Hartselle

Live nativity scene returns to First Christian Dec. 7-10

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Local church prepares 400 Thanksgiving meals

News

HIS students help clean up effort at Mt. Tabor Cemetery 

News

Lovely landscape

x