Community Foundation makes donation to support Muster III

alt

Wendy Fox of the Coweta Community Foundation is pictured with Joe Brooks and Malcolm Jackson of the Coweta Commission Veterans Association, and Will Conoly, also of the foundation.

From Staff Reports
news@newnan.com
The Coweta Community Foundation (CCF) recently awarded a $1,000 grant to the Coweta Commission on Veterans Affairs (CCVA), an organization whose mission is to educate the general public about the sacrifices made by local veterans and their families.
The grant will be used to support Muster III, a series of events scheduled for Oct. 11-14 at the Coweta County Fairgrounds. The purpose of Muster III is to pay tribute to veterans who have served since the Vietnam War, during the period known as the “War on Terrorism.”
Last year’s CCVA event, Muster II, paid tribute to Vietnam War veterans and their families. The event was a huge success, with an estimated attendance of approximately 7,000 visitors, including 1,000 Coweta County School System children.
This year’s event focuses on more recent conflicts including Afghanistan, Iraq, Desert Shield, Desert Storm, and others. According to CCVA co-chair Malcom Jackson, Muster III “will specifically acknowledge the servicemen from Coweta County who made the ultimate sacrifice in those conflicts.” Their names are listed on a plaque at the Veteran’s Memorial Park in Newnan. The name of the latest casualty, Captain Nicholas Whitlock, was added to the plaque in a special ceremony on Memorial Day.

CCF Board Members Wendy Fox and William Conoly met with Jackson and co-chair Joe Brooks at the Veteran’s Memorial Park to congratulate the CCVA on its grant award. Conoly noted, “It has been such an honor to offer our support to the commission these past few years, in recognition of all the sacrifices made by our service men and women as well as their families.”

CCF’s funding interests include, but are not limited to, women and children’s issues, public safety, education, and the arts.

CCF maintains a broad and ongoing grants program which does not discriminate with regard to race, sex, religion, nation origin, handicap, familial status or age.

Initially established in 1997 by the Newnan-Coweta Chamber of Commerce, CCF exists to help make the quality of life better for all Coweta County citizens.

Contact The Coweta Community Foundation by calling 770-253-1833 or visiting the website at www.cowetafoundation.org .



More Local

150 more to be tested

Newnan High student believed to have TB

A Newnan High School student may have tuberculosis, as a suspected case of the illness was confirmed Wednesday by District 4 Public Health. ... Read More


Rape Trial Continues

Sleep expert, wife testify

Sleep disorders – and whether a person can engage in sexual activity while sleepwalking – were the focus of testimony Wednesday ... Read More


Vigil raises awareness of domestic violence

On Tuesday, the second annual domestic candlelight vigil was held outside the historic courthouse in downtown Newnan. With more than 50 peop ... Read More


Bridge work to close lanes on I-85 North

One outside lane on Interstate 85 northbound at Posey Road has been closed for rehab work on the bridge across the Transco natural gas pipel ... Read More


The Cellar reopens on Jefferson Street

One of Newnan’s fine dining restaurants, The Cellar, re-opened Saturday after it moved to a more visible location downtown. In fact, o ... Read More

With restrictions, Jackson Street open

Traffic was being rerouted on Jackson Street around the University of West Georgia project in downtown Newnan earlier this week, but is now ... Read More