Just Another Friday with the Mountain Movers and ShakersJuly 17 | Posted by editor | News, Towns Tags: Mountain Movers and Shakers
Young Harris, GA – What do you call a gathering that includes two Congressional Candidates, a representative from US Congressman Paul Broun’s office, three county candidates, the Sheriff, a Hiawassee city council member, people from a local theater group, business owners, retirees, and college students? It’s just another day with the Mountain Movers and Shakers.
Well over thirty people were in attendance this past Friday, listening to young Austin Arrowood speak about Obama care, and its crippling costs. Then Meg Nisi invited everyone to The Licklog Player’s presentation of “Annie, Get Your Gun”, slated for July 26 thru July 29. Because of the large expected turnout, these performances will be at the Hayesville High School Auditorium.
A few words of thanks from Mark Wolchko to all those that helped make the 4th Annual TCGOP Bar-B-Q and Congressional Candidates Debate the success that it was.
And then a few words from two Congressional Candidates for the “New 9th”. Wait a minute…weren’t you guys just here Saturday passed? “Yes”, said Martha Zoller, coming all the way from Gainesville, “But we like the atmosphere here”. Added Roger Fitzpatrick “I enjoy spending time with this fine group of people”. And they must. Towns County has the lowest number of registered voters among the twenty counties that encompass the 9th Congressional District. They are coming here for more than just the votes they might grab.
Questions came from the crowd for both Zoller and Fitzpatrick, even one from a vacationer from Indiana. “I love this kind of grass roots effort”, said the unidentified man. Who knows? He may even start a Movers and Shakers group when he gets back home.
As always, all are invited to join this nonpartisan project oriented group as they meet every Friday at Mary’s Southern Grill, starting at 8AM. For more info, please call (706) 994-4658.
Speaking of projects, around the room were the sponsor placards for the “Welcome to Towns County” road sign. The completely rebuilt sign, located at the Towns-Union County line on Route 515, was erected two Saturdays ago by Shane Haney, owner of Rock of Ages Landscaping Company and his crew. All the sponsors of the original sign, put up in 1995, were contacted. Eleven were still active and interested in again being sponsors. To make an even dozen, Alzheimer’s Association signed on. These placards are being installed soon, and the first major project of the Movers and Shakers will be nearly complete. The final phase will be the landscaping and planting of shrubs and flowers, donated by Mike Clark of English Country Gardens in Hiawassee. The enthusiasm from other potential sponsors may compel the MMS to take on another sign project. After that, who knows?
Next week, all the Towns County School Board Candidates will be featured. Bob Gibby, Kenny Ledford, Donna Hedden, Rudy Thomas and Laurel Deihl will all speak and take questions.