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Page 2C January 24, 2018 iRE'porter By Diane Glidewell building that is impor-member Jackie Boling tant to the community said the council wants and because its need for to re-do the schoolhouse Culloden mayor and repairs and upgrades are inside and out but pre- city council have resolved pressing, serve its historic appear- functions like pancake to make 2018 a year of Cutloden has advertisedance, including its hard- breakfast fundraisers renovating and revital- for bids on siding, floor- wood floors, at the schoolhouse. The izing some of the city's ing, window repair and She said the building facility has a kitchen buildings. The oldest wiring on the building. It needs to be reenforced,with a stove, refrigerator, city in Monroe County, has been many decades including underpinning,microwave, everything Culloden has a number since the Culloden which has never been needed for a get-together. of charming sites, but the schoolhouse belonged done before. There are She said people bring downturn in the economy to teachers and stu- already new restrooms in lots of crockpots for over the last decade kept dents, but it is still used for the building, whichfamily reunions. She is purse strings tight on .regularly for community can accommodate about excited about the restora- spending that could be events. Families rent it 100-150 people: Boling tion because it is a project put off until later, for reunions, receptions, held her daughter's wed- that can impact the corn- Mayor Lynn Miller said parties and bereave- ding reception at the munity in a positive way. Culloden's first prior- ment dinners. The city schoolhouse. "People can actually ity is work on the city's charges only nominal fees ' it's a big, open build- see where their money is old schoolhouse build- now but may be able to ing, easy to decorate," she going," said Boling. ing, which now serves increase the rent enough said. 'You can make it as Miller said that as a community center, to have more to put back nice as you want. It has a two new members of She said the city allo- into maintaining the lot of character to it." the Culloden council, cated SPLOST funds to building after it upgrades Boling recalled when Miranda Peters Hall,and the schoolhouse project the facility, the Culloden Fire Tellas Daniels, are "fired because it is a historical Culloden city council Department used to haveup about recreation" and The old Culloden schoolhouse is still used for family events, but city council hopes it will become more active as a center of community life after some much needed rePairs and restoration. (Photoframmie Pierson) about having more things meeting in a larger space, in Culloden for families to to the right of the cur- do; restoring the school- rent meeting room. It house fits with that goal. will be arranged so that Miller said council has council members will no already done repairs to longer have their backs the facilities at Culloden's to those of the public Ellis Field. who attend the meetings. Council member Council meets on the sec- Tammie Pierson said ond Wednesday of each council also plans work month at 3 p.m and to preserve the Culloden meetings are open to the museum and old city hall, public. with work on the school- Any contractor who house being the first pri- would like to submit a ority. She would love to bid on the wiring, sid- see more public and pri- ing, flooring and window vate events happening in repair at the Culloden the historic community, schoolhouse should call Pierson said that City city clerk Lisa Elder at Hall has gotten a new 478-885-2249 or main- coat of paint inside, and tenance supervisor Jody council soon begin Burks at 678-544-8084. By Diane Glidewell call 478-994-7747. The deadline for entries is Feb. 16. The top three Forsyth Main Street, nominations will be which operates as a part placed on the Forsyth of the city government, Main Street Facebook is busy planning activi- page for votinguntil Feb. ties for 2018. Tammie 23. Pierson, Main Street in March Forsyth Main coordinator, has a slate Street Hill be working of special events for the with Forsyth-Monroe community throughout County Chamber of the year. Commerce with the First, she is accepting various events associ- nominations for Forsyth's ated with the Forsythia 2018 Small Business of Festival, which Hill be the Year. If you know of March 10-11. a b.usiness in the Forsyth On Saturday, April 14, downtown district that Main Street Hill present demonstrates exemplary Forsyth's first Kite Day best practice, send a at Forsyth City Park nomination to tpierson@ in recognition of the or drop Balling Division of Trio it by the Welcome Center Manufacturing Company, at 68 N. Lee Street. Self which was the primary nominations are welcome, manufacturer of kite For more information, string in the U.S. from "1949 until about 1990,8-11 p.m. Trick or Treating Hill economic development. at its height employing The city Hill again take over the square onIt is guided by the four- about 100 individuals sponsor a 4th of July cel- Wednesday, Oct. 31. Main point approach developed as it supplied Hi-Flier ebration for the commu-Street plans a Farm andby the National Trust Manufacturing with nity at Monroe County Heritage Day in Forsythfor Historic Preservation string for its popular Recreation Department on Saturday, Nov. 10, and for a sustained complete kites. Pierson expects an with fireworks, entertain- Shop Small Saturday Hill community revitaliza- interactive artwork to be ment and vendors. New follow Thanksgiving (and tion: Everyone works unveiled at the park as this year Hill be a Talent Black Friday) on Nov. 24. toward the common good. part of the festival. Showcase on the stage Lighting of the City ofPromote the community May 4th Hill see the before the fireworks. Forsyth Christmas Tree district to encourage a return of the Forsyth The city-wide yard saleHill be a separate event positive image for con- Farmers Market to North Hill return on Saturday, from the Hometown sumers and investors. Jackson Street, where Sept. 8. It Hill be fol- Holidays Parade this Capitalize on the historic local produce and other lowed by a new event onyear, with local choraldesign of the community. products may be found Saturday, Sept. 22, an groups showcasing theirUse economic restruc- through October. The Art Walk with art of vari- talents performing sea-turing that strengthens first Summer Concert ous media staged on thesonal favorites. Wrapping assets. on the Square will be sidewalks of downtown up the year and launch-Forsyth Main Street Saturday, May 5; the sec- Forsyth. Denise Buff ing 2019 with be the New needs volunteers to ond concert in the series of the Art Buff Studio Year's Eve Ball Drop onhelp with any and all is scheduled for Saturday, is coordinating the ArtMonday, Dec. 31. of the events planned. June 2, with the final Walk. Forsyth Main Street is Call Tammie Pierson or concert on Aug. 4. Mark Public Safety Day Hill a non-profit 501(c)(3) with Monica Cordy at 478-994- the dates for evenings of be on Saturday, Oct. 20the purpose of revital-7747 to get involved. music, dance, food and on the square, and the izing downtown Forsyth fellowship from about Annual Fall Festival with through business and ~i~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~i~~~~~~~~~~~|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~i~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~i~~~~~~~HIll|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~i~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~|~~ IIIIIIIIIIIIIlilllllllllllllllll IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII 2.1 T ANNUAL GIFT CERTIFICATES Come in & Register to WIN A $100 Shopping Spree Mon-Fri 10-6 Sat 9-5 Sun 1-5 19 N. Lee Street On the Square. Forsyth (478) 992-8371 IJ Fresh Roses Fresh & Silk Flowers Gift Baskets Unique Gift Items Stuffed Animals Balloons & uSinging Balloong' 9 W. 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