Alabama
3:50 pm
Fri April 30, 2004

Blackberry is Alabama's Official Fruit

Montgomery, AL – The blackberry is Alabama's official fruit. The state House gave final passage to the bill Thursday. The issue has been on the minds of third and fourth graders at Fairhope Elementary School for the past two years. Third-grade teachers Susan Sims and Amy Jones say Governor Bob Riley plans to visit the school tomorrow morning to meet with the students and sign the bill into law. The blackberry grows in all 67 Alabama counties. The students also got an education in politics. Some lawmakers made several attempts to amend the bill to include their own favorite fruits and vegetables for recognition.