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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Council honors a number of local groups.



By City of Milton Georgia


At its May 21 meeting, Milton’s City Council honored a record-breaking five local teams, volunteers and citizen groups for their work in making Milton the best community in Georgia.


BOYS AND GIRLS STATE GOLF CHAMPIONS


First on the agenda were proclamations congratulating the Milton High School boys and girls golf teams, both of which secured state titles in May. Through their hard work, Milton is becoming known across the nation as a sports and academic powerhouse.


OPERATION GIVEBACK


Volunteers from Operation Giveback at Summit Hill Elementary were also on hand. Council honored their work in collecting 150 care packages for troops in Afghanistan throughout the spring. After receiving the proclamation, the volunteers gave the City of Milton an American Flag that had been flown over combat operations in Afghanistan.


MDA FIREFIGHTER APPRECIATION


It’s summer, and in Milton that means you’ll see firefighters collecting money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s (MDA) “Fill the Boot Drive. “


Over the last five years, the City of Milton Fire Department has collected $226,631 from generous citizens for local children and adults fighting muscular dystrophy. In 2011, the Department raised $60,854, the most in metro Atlanta and the second most in the state.


This year the City of Milton will be collecting on May 25, June 8, June 22 and July 6.


On hand for the honor were Valerie Winship of MDA and Fire Chief Robert Edgar (firefighters were in attendance, but rushed out to a call before the photo was taken).


MEMORIAL DAY


Lastly, City Council honored servicemen and women in advance of the city’s fifth annual Memorial Day Ceremony, to be held May 28 at 10 a.m. at City Hall. On hand for the proclamation were members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 12002.

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