Friday, August 30, 2013


WILL SMITH, Carrollton resident and Chaplain of the Carroll County Veterans Memorial Park Committee, ran in the 2013 National Senior Games Presented by Humana, in Cleveland, Ohio. The competition was held July 19 - August 1, 2013.  Track and Field events were located in the George Finnie Stadium, Baldwin Wallace University.  Smith ran with a group of 23 ages 75-79 and placed third in the 50M.  He received a very impressive medal which anyone would be proud to have.  He attended the games with his wife Annie and they both described it as “quite an experience.”  There were lots of participants and it was interesting to note that there were three runners 95-99!  

Tuesday, August 20, 2013


Suzanne Durham, Head of Special Collections UWG

Carroll County Veterans Memorial Park Committee donates some of the Park Historical Records to the Special Collections, Ingram Library at the University West Georgia, on August 19, 2013.  Suzanne K. Durham (right), Head of Special Collections, received the records from Violette Denney, Treasurer of the Veterans Memorial Park, and Norris Garrett, President of the Park.  These will be archived and available for research at the University Library.  After the transfer of the records Durham took a tour of the Park with Denney and was able to see the various features of the Park and see Wall of Honor Number 22 which is being installed.

Friday, August 16, 2013


ORU – Love Operation Round-Up
On August 7th it was a rather warm day – maybe even hot outside, but Carroll EMC Round-Up Foundation had a mighty COOL PARTY.  It was complete with ice cream, cupcakes, cookies, and cool drinks – for “favors” we received GRANT CHECKS, which was the answer to our prayers.  The Carroll County Veterans Memorial Park Committee appreciates the members of Carroll EMC participating in the program to help many non-profit organizations and make our community even better!  We plan to use our funds to provide a facility (Burn Pit) at the Park to retire old USA Flags that have served to represent our great Country until they are too worn to be a proper symbol of our Nation.  We plan to involve the Scouts, Home Depot has promised to help us, and this $2,000 grant will enable us to fulfill this need.  Having the programs at the Park we will be able to include different organizations in our area and the Veterans can teach the proper way to dispose of our National Symbol with dignity and honor!  Thanks again Carroll EMC O R U! Pictured left to right are Foundation Trustee Linell Schultz, Park President Norris Garrett, and Park Treasurer Violette Denney.

Friday, August 2, 2013


Wrought Iron Park Benches were provided by (not in order received):
1. Donated by Barry, Patricia, Lindsey & Ryan Garrett
2. Ladies Auxiliary of V.F.W. #7404, Carrollton, Georgia
3. In Honor of Wilson C. Freeman, 82nd & 101st Airborne, WWII, Keeper of our Freedom & Education
4.   Carrollton Civic Woman’s Club
5.   Carrollton Golden Kiwanis, In memory and Honor of All Veteran Club Members
6.   In Honor of all Veterans by Optimist Club of Carrollton
7.    Loving Memory of the Ray Roddenberry Family
8.    Memory of James Donald Denney, 1927 – 2007

Polished Black Granite Benches:
1. Joseph E. Driver, Army; James W. Driver, Navy; S. Wayne Driver, Marines; Larry E. Driver, Air Force
2. Marine Corps League, Aubrey Gilbert Detachment 1312,
“Once a Marine – Always a Marine” Charter Issued August 18, 2008
3.  Presented by Woodmen of the World, Lodge No.100, Carrollton, GA
4.  American Legion Post 143, Charter Members 19 March 1935
5.  McIntosh Trail Chapter, Military Officers of America – MOAA
6. In Memory of Chester A. Roush, Jr.
7. In Honor of Charles Mecklin
8. In Memory of Richard D. Jones, Jr., WW II Navy