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Milton Invites Residents to its Living Room

The community will celebration completion of the first Better Together: Real Communities mini grant.

Hey, neighbors: Come on over and let's chat!

The Better Together: Real Communities - Milton Mini-Grants Initiative is sponsoring the first in a series of "living room conversations" Friday, May 11, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the on Hopewell Road.

Join in celebrating the completion of the first mini-grant, a horse wash rack system built by teenager Kit Sloan. Milton Historic Preservation Commission member Norm Broadwell will share incredible stories about the history of our area. We'll also explore ideas about how to create a more open and welcoming community.

"This is the first in what we hope will be a long series of neighborly get-togethers," said Amanda Quintana, grant coordinator for the Better Together: Real Communities - Milton Mini-Grants Initiative. "Normally, when governments hold meetings, there's a community project or issue at stake - but with this it's not the case. We're hoping people will come and get to know one another in a comfortable environment."

This is a great opportunity to get to know your neighbors while enjoying dinner and great conversation. It's pot luck, so everybody bring your favorite dish. (And don't everybody bring desserts, although that would be "sweet.")

The Better Together program is funded in large part through the Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities' (GCDD) Real Communities Initiative: Milton. The grants support neighborhood improvements, promote neighborhood associations and fund projects that bring community members together.

GCDD provides Milton a little less than $20,000 in federal funds and the city matches just less than $5,000.

More information on the Better Together: Real Communities - Milton Mini-Grants Initiative is available online. For more information on this event, email Amanda Quintana or call her at 678-242-2512.

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