Stockbridge says ‘thank you’ to events volunteers, business partners

From left, Stockbridge events team member Brian Bradley, Mayor Judy Neal, volunteer the Rev. Cecilia Green, events team member CieCie McGhee and City Councilman Elton Alexander enjoy the Dec. 11 volunteer appreciation ceremony.

The city of Stockbridge recently handed out framed letters and certificates of appreciation to its special events volunteers and business partners.

Mayor Judy Neal said the honorees contributed to successful events and the city is grateful for their support.

“We appreciate your loyalty and your commitment to the city,” she said at a Dec. 11 ceremony at city hall. “We thank you for everything you’ve done. We are wishing you a wonderful 2018 and we hope that we can maintain those warm partnerships that were formed with you throughout the year.”

The city events team of Econuel Ingram, CieCie McGhee and Brian Bradley plus the Main Street Stockbridge program’s Kira Harris-Braggs and Lisa Fareed were on hand to help commend the city’s supporters.

Neal recognized individuals and businesses.

“All of our volunteers who have worked these events, we just couldn’t do the events without you,” she said.

Meriting attention for their frequent work were Mary Jo Blount, Betty Bryant, Cecilia Green, Linda Jones and Valerie Sims.

Businesses recognized for making events successful were Mrs. Winner’s, Carrabba’s Italian Grill, Golden Krust, The Italian Oven, Olympia Pizza, Outback Steakhouse, Alan Vigil Ford, the Georgia National Hispanic Heritage Association, Bimbo Bakeries, Holey Sweet Donuts, Georgia Power Co., El Granero Restaurant, Piedmont Henry Hospital, K-Piano, This Is It! BBQ and Seafood, iHeartRadio, Radio One Atlanta, Wal-Mart Store Nos. 745 and 3402, Waste Industries, the Henry County Times and the Henry Neighbor.

Businesses recognized for their help with the Main Street program were BarnBeautiful, Bridgeview Country Cooking, Chick-fil-A at Eagles Landing, the Cochran Public Library, Food Depot Stockbridge, the Henry County Library System, InnerComm Group, the Publix at Stockbridge Lakes, Stockbridge Florist and the Stockbridge-Jonesboro alumni chapter of Kappa Alpha Phi fraternity.

Volunteers are always needed, according to the city.

Information: events, 770-389-5982; Main Street, 678-833-3306

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