Thursday, August 9, 2012


The Carroll EMC Foundation Round-Up Program helped a lot of local non-profit organizations on August 8, 2012, when they presented the 2012 Impact Grants.  Each CEMC Customer who participates in the “Round Up” program is making a difference.  Judy Rowell (right) stated in her opening comments at the meeting that in the last 10 years over two million dollars have been distributed.  The Carroll County Veterans Memorial Park Committee received $1,500 which will be used to help cover the cost of the bronze alphabetical Directory for Walls of Honor numbers 17 – 20.  Pictured left to right: Judy Awbrey, Norris Garrett (Park President), Violette Denney (Park Treasurer), and Judy Rowell. 


The fifth alphabetical index directory is being installed at the Carroll County Veterans Memorial Park by Contractor Sam Robinson and his helper.  This bronze plaque contains the 192 Veterans names that appear on Walls of Honor 17 – 20 and it is mounted on the polished black granite stone near the entrance to the park from the parking lot.  The first three plaques contained a continuous alphabetical listing of Walls of Honor one through twelve and plaque number four shows the Veterans names on Walls of Honor 13 – 16. Beside each name is shown the wall number where the individual plaque is located and the Walls of Honor have a number inscribed on the end.  This makes it much easier to locate your family member or friend.  All these plaques were manufactured at the East Point Foundry in Atlanta and they are beautiful works of art and extremely heavy!    Currently reservations are being received for Wall of Honor number 22.  Number 21 has been filled and is in the process of being created and will be installed before the Veterans Day Program at the Park on November 10, 2012.  There are only two more Walls of Honor to be filled.  The decision to stop or expand the park will need to be made soon.  The park is open 24/7 and is handicap accessible. The next Veterans Park Committee meeting will be on August 27, 2012 at 7 p.m. at the AG-ED Center, 900 Newnan Road.  Visitors are welcome.