Alliance Mission Encounter

For 7 years Mission Encounter has helped complete improvement projects for dozens of homes in Alliance. This summer, First Baptist Church, along with 11 other Alliance churches, worked on several projects including painting, step and rail repair, porch repair, painting and installation of a fence and installation of a wheelchair ramp.

CHRIS CUGINI: WHAT I LOVE MOST ABOUT ALLIANCE

I was first introduced to Alliance through Sunday drives with my mother. We came to the Carnation City to do grocery shopping at Walmart. Afterward, we’d grab lunch at Heggy’s a little farther down State Street. We’d often pass the Mount Union campus, which always intrigued me. A few years later, when I was in…

ABBY HONAKER: A PLACE TO CALL HOME

My Alliance roots run deep, stretching back to Levi Lamborn, who popularized the scarlet carnation. Nevertheless, as a girl growing up on a farm in Amish country, I had no idea that I would one day call Alliance my home. My parents let me make my own decisions about college, so I followed in the…

Tom Pukys, President for Alliance Area Development

When I first interviewed for the position of President for Alliance Area Development (AAD), I had some anxieties.  I was very young in my career and the organization was fairly new with limited resources.  However, the collaborative effort between the public and private sector was something I had not experienced before.  The business community was…