2012-05-24 / Editorial Page

CCLC reports on May meeting

By: Barbara Sublet

The Concerned Citizens of Lincoln County met May 17, 6:30 p.m. at the pubic library. President Al Bean welcomed the members and guests. John Kennedy gave the invocation. Al led the Pledge of Allegiance. Wallace White was to have been our guest speaker but called and couldn’t make it for this meeting but stated he would be sure and come to the June 21st meeting. He is from the CSRA and is in charge of all the senior citizen programs that can be available to Lincoln County.

Debra Poland and Debbie Justice of the Chamber of Commerce spoke about the Grill and Chill Festival June 2. It will be from 12 noon until 10 p.m. at the American Legion Post 194. Several entertainments will be there from bands, dancers, singers, two dog shows, an air plane show, etc. Classic cars will also be on display. A 40-foot climbing rock will be available to climb. There will also be some children rides.

She stated they are in desperate need for volunteers fore packing, serving food, and many other things. General admission is $5 and parking is free. Steaks will be grilled all day and other types of meat for consumption to the public. There will be a $20 charge in which you will receive tickets for tasting and voting on the best meat. Prizes will be $750 to the vendor and also they will keep the profits from the sales.

This is a big event that should help the economy of Lincoln County. Debra Poland will be on Channel 6 with Mary Morrison on May 29 at noon.

The CCLC thanked Debra and Debbie for taking the time to talk to the audience about the festival.

We discussed trying to get the Lincoln County citizens that are not registered voters to come to the Lincoln Center or taking a form to them in your neighborhood. Our goal is 80% of the voters to vote in the coming election. This is a high number but we will try. So please register and vote. Either go to the polling place, absentee ballots or early voting will also be available soon.

Brochures about the world wide water shortage which includes the United States, were available.

Wade Johnson, the county chairman, discussed low water in Clarks Hill Lake and the effect it has on the economy in Lincoln County and all along the lake counties. He also stated Congressman Paul Broun will be at Bell’s parking lot May 25 at 10 a.m. Come and meet him and he will be discussing what he can do to help Lincoln County. Because of re-districting, he now has 25 counties.

Wade also stated that on Memorial Day, May 28, there will be a Memorial Service in front of the courthouse to honor all that served.

Robert Glaze, county commissioner, talked about how hard it is to get people to come out vote. He stated they always feel there vote don’t count anyway. Some of our commissioners have been elected by six and one by three votes. So their vote does count.

Our next meeting will be June 21.

Be sure and plan on voting in the upcoming elections. If you don’t vote, then you don’t have a right to complain as to who got elected. This is a right that we still have in this country so we should all exercise whenever we can. So vote!

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