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Tuscumbia mayor calls on community to save Hall of Fame

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The venue has been closed due to lack of funding. The venue has been closed due to lack of funding.
TUSCUMBIA, AL (WAFF) -

A leader in the Shoals is calling on his colleagues and the community to help save the embattled Alabama Music Hall of Fame.

A cut in state funding has forced officials to close the museum's doors and forced board members to look at the possibility of relocating the Hall of Fame to another part of the state.

Elected officials, manufacturers, business owners and other community leaders will, or have already received, a letter from Tuscumbia Mayor Bill Shoemaker. In the letter, he challenges the Shoals to help not only keep the Hall of Fame in the Shoals, but to help re-open its doors.

Mayor Shoemaker said he's been talking to a man who is willing to pledge $500,000 over a five year period to help raise revenue to guarantee the hall's success.

Shoemaker is soliciting ideas from the community on ways they can come up with the funds to operate the site and re-open the doors until the state is able to once again allocate funds. He said he feels certain if the Shoals area can generate the funds now, the state will be able to provide funds for the future.

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