The Mentone Area Preservation Association
MAPA was founded in 1982 with the mission of preserving and protecting the heritage, natural environment and other unique qualities of life in the Mentone area.
Board of Directors 2021
Mark Hoffman, President
Joe Piscatelli, Vice President
Douglas Brewer, Treasurer
Beverly Haynes, Secretary
Laura Catherine Moon, Parliamentarian
Domenic Fulginiti, Member-at-Large
Susan Seago, Member-at-Large
Sharon Habin, Event Organizer (non-voting member)
Kelly Leavitt, Groundhog Editor (non-voting member)
MAPA presents two annual festivals in Mentone which feature hand-made arts and crafts, live entertainment, and delicious food. Both festivals are celebrations of our community and the natural beauty that surrounds us. We invite you to come up to the mountain and celebrate with us.
The Rhododendron Festival is held annually on the 3rd weekend of May.
Colorfest is held annually on the 3rd weekend in October.
Mark your calendar now!
MAPA also publishes The Groundhog, a monthly newspaper which highlights the people, places and events that make Mentone unique. For more information on subscribing, submitting an article, or purchasing advertising, click here.
One of MAPA's key missions is to support local organizations and projects which seek to improve the quality of life in our town. Organizations which have received funding support in the past are involved in a wide variety of programs; these organizations include Moon Lake Community Library, North Lookout Mountain Fire Protection District, Boy Scout Troop 106, Mentone Educational Resources Foundation (MERF), Moon Lake School, DeSoto Rescue Squad, and Mentone Arts and Cultural Center, just to name a few.
To learn more, or to apply for grant consideration, please click here.
Your MAPA membership directly helps us accomplish our mission of the preserving and protecting the heritage, natural environment, and other unique qualities of life in the Mentone area.
P.O. Box 50 | Mentone, AL 35984