In the past 18 months or so, the small city of Meigs, Georgia has made headlines multiple times and rarely has the news been good. There have been stories of a dysfunctional city government, the mayor being arrested and voted out of office, the City Council voting to close the City’s police department and more. But this post is quite the opposite.
A group of Meigs citizens recently joined forces to make a positive difference in their community. The Meigs Community Civic Club, Inc, was recently formed to better the community through outreach and fundraising and has already made an impact in the community. Here are a few projects the Club has coordinated:
- March 2016 – The organization held a “Beautify Downtown Meigs” event where five large planters were placed on Main Street. Children were invited to attend and participate and were educated on the importance of each item on the flowers (roots, leaves, etc). Participating children were able to take home snacks and two plants.
- May 2016 – The club held a rummage sale and fish fry to raise funds for the association and to be invested in the town and the citizens of the Meigs area.
- October 1, 2016 – The organization will hold a second fish fry from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. and plates can be picked up at the Old Bank Building.
- October 22, 2016 – The Meigs Community Civic Club has chosen a needy resident in the town and plan to pressure wash her home, clean up, mow and sweep her yards and trim her plants.
- October 29, 2016 – The club will hold it’s first “Truck-N-Treat” Halloween Carnival where kids will be allowed to roast marshmallows and hot dogs, then trick or treat out of the trunks of cars and the beds of trucks.
- The organization is also planning events for Thanksgiving and Christmas, as well as organizing a BBQ contest and community day.
According to Derwood Hickey, a member of the organization, “Our meetings are engineered to thoughts of what can we, as an association, do for the betterment of Meigs and it’s citizens. We hope to, with the use of fund raising and donations, assist some student in the Meigs area to continue their educational studies after high school by attending college or a technical school.”
The Meigs Community Civic Club meets the 4th Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Meigs Community Center.
For more information about the Meigs Community Civic Club, contact Derwood Hickey at 229-683-3222.
“Togetherness will overcome any obstacles one encounters. We welcome anyone to join our club. They must have the thought of working and working together as one. We have one common goal – to help Meigs and the surrounding area.” — Derwood Hickey