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Brundidge council honors locals that serve

The Brundidge City Council honored a variety of residents looking to give back in the local community at their council meeting Tuesday.

The council welcomed Vicky Robinson of Troy Alpha Kappa Alpha to the podium, who shared a special gift with the council.

“I spoke with Mayor (Isabell) Boyd about what else we could do to give back and she said Galloway Park had just gotten a picnic table,” Robinson said. “So we decided to donate tow more picnic tables to the park Saturday and have kids paint their handprints on the table in red, white and blue.”

The sorority also donated an American flag to the city.

The council then honored Antoinette Wilson of Toni’s Touch, a nonprofit child’s literacy mentoring program.

The program recently helped students by donating dictionaries and thesauruses to the children.

“When reading books or poetry when they get to a word they don’t know, we encourage them to stop and look it up, but they didn’t have dictionaries and thesauruses,” Wilson said. “Now one of our young girls goes through it every day looking things up.”

In other business, the council:

  • Voted unanimously to raise the rental fee on Galloway Park from $75 to $100
  • Voted unanimously to change the next meeting November 21 to 4:30 p.m.
  • Voted 2-1 in favor of donating $1,000 to the Pike Pioneer Museum. Betty Baxter did not vote for the motion. Chris Foster and Margaret Ross were absent.
  • Heard from Melza Cook, who petitioned the council to resolve an issue with water flow on his property near McGuire Street.
  • Appointed Carter Davenport to the library board.