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April is Autism Awareness Month

Seniors can now apply for free fresh produce

The application process is now open for the 2024 Fresh produce benefits cards for seniors.

WSFA TV is reporting the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries made the announcement Thursday.

Eligible seniors can use the 50-dollar card to buy fresh fruits and vegetables from approved farmers and markets in the state.

You can find out more about the program at (334) 240-7247 or 1-877-774-9519.

Once issued the card can be used from May 1 through November 27, 2024.

Melanie began her career as a work study student, working in the areas of news reporting, anchoring and news-gathering. After graduating from Alabama State University, she worked as a production assistant at the local NBC affiliate, WSFA-TV. As a News Director at WVAS-FM, Melanie leads her team to produce award- winning newscasts and talk shows. Her professional achievements includes News Reporter of the Year for a number of years and awards for talk show producer, by the Alabama Broadcasters Association and the Associated Press. She is an active member of the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce. Her goals are to expand the reach of WVAS FM into more homes locally, regionally and nationally.