The mission of MERF is to enrich the learning and living of the Mentone, Alabama community by identifying needs and coordinating resources. Established in 1993, a local home was purchased and transformed into the MERF community house which is available for meetings, reunions, music lessons, school fundraisers and tutoring. Programs funded by Mentone Educational Resources Foundation include an Art, Music and Spanish Teacher at Moon Lake Elementary School, school field trips, lunches for seniors, teacher education workshops, flu shots and need based scholarships. A local scout built a wonderful walking track for the community to use.
Mentone, Alabama is a wonderful mountain haven on Lookout Mountain, which is the southern point of the Appalachians.