Summer has arrived in Mentone, Alabama and all the local camps are humming with excitement, joy and growth. Mentone has been known as a great summer retreat since the late 1800s due to the cool mountain air, beautiful Little river and great trails displaying the mountain’s natural beauty. Summer camps in Mentone bring children from all over the southeast. Camps are one of the many reasons that visitors and residents resound with “Leave Me in Mentone”. Who else lives with the great DeSoto State Park and Little River Canyon in their backyard?! A local non-profit, MERF, promotes itself and the sentiment “Leave Me in Mentone” with hats, mugs, t-shirts, ornaments and fleece throws. Find them at DeSoto State Park country store, Little River Hardware, Moon Lake Trading company and on the website www.merfhouse.org. Support great programs in Mentone with your purchase and let people know the great place that exists on top of Lookout Mountain in Alabama.