Thursday, May 03, 2012

Living Room Conversation planned for May 11.


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 Bethwell Community Center, 2695 Hopewell Road (click here for directions).

Join us 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 a pot luck dinner and great conversation. At Better Together, we are creating a safe, supportive environment for people to share more of themselves than they normally do.

Better Together 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.

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

For more information on the Better Together: Real Communities - Milton Mini-Grants Initiative, click here (CONTENT AVAILABLE ON DESKTOP SITE ONLY). For more information on this event, contact Quintana at 678-242-2512 or

1 comment:

Amanda Quintana said...

Thanks Tim, I hope you can join us!