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Arab Downtown Association

The Arab Downtown Association's (ADA) mission is to promote and support quality economic, cultural and residential development of downtown Arab, while embracing the historical significance of our Downtown Area. With the help of the City of Arab, The Arab Chamber of Commerce and the Revitalization Board, steps are being made to have our entire Downtown designated as a Historical District, which will allow our City to become one of the few "small downtowns" in North Alabama that is growing, revitalizing and prospering. 

Membership is open to any person or organization interested in supporting the downtown community. Members reflect a wide variety of residents, property owners, business professionals, retailers and restaurants. The Arab Downtown Association produces a number of major events in downtown, including: the Poke Salat Festival and The Main Event. The group also works closely with the Chamber of Commerce to host their events for the Homecoming Parade, the Christmas Parade and Boofest, a Safe way for your kids to Trick or Treat. 

2015 ADA Officers

Kathy Ramsey, President
owner, Yancy Eclectic Decor

Jack McGee, Vice-President
owner, Main Street Mercantile 

Sandra Walker, Secretary
owner, Walker's Coffee 'N Music

Poke Salat Planning Committee

Kathy Ramsey, Yancy Eclectic Decor
Dawn Sparks, Dots Art & Gifts
Belinda McKinney, Belinor Antiques
Wes Kitchens, Arab Chamber of Commerce
Steve Hallman, Arab Parks & Rec Dept. 

The annual membership fee provides for collective advertising, streetscape projects and ongoing projects of the ADA.

Meetings are held the second Monday of each month at Walker's Coffee House. Meetings begin at 5:10 p.m. 

If you are interested in joining the ADA, please contact ADA officers for information, or email downtownarab@gmail.com  


32nd Annual 

Poke Salat Festival

May 20-21 2016

mark your calendars now! 

ADA Meetings

Do you want to make a difference in Downtown Arab? We have a meeting on the second Monday of every month and have membership opportunities for Downtown businesses and also for our neighbors in community  that want to help promote, support and work on the revitalization of  Downtown Arab. Call 256-586-0345 for more information

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