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Library Fighting Back!

February 16, 2011 in Better Hometown,Chamber of Commerce,City of Wrightsville,Events,Johnson County,Local News | Comments (0)

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Surviving in bleak economic times and facing a reduction in funding from the State of Georgia, the Harlie Fulford Memorial Library is fighting back! The local library board has formed a Friends of the Library non-profit organization whose mission is to promote interest in, use of, and public support for the library. As demands for library services grow and budget cuts increase, the local Friends of the Library group hopes to counteract  budget shortfalls and supplement the library’s needs.
Local support for the library is funded by the Johnson County Commission, the City of Wrightsville, and the Johnson County Board of Education and while these funds remain in place for the coming year it is hoped that The Friends of the Library can make a meaningful contribution to an important local institution.
Friends of the Library board members agree that the success of the library’s non-profit will hinge on community support. Everyone is encouraged to join. Annual dues are: Students: $1.00; Individual: $10.00; Family: $20.00; Donor: $25.00 and Sponsor: $50.00. The Friends of the Library organization is listed as a 501(c)3 meaning  that individual donations qualify as being tax exempt. Checks for dues and donations may be mailed to the Harlie Fulford Friends of the Library, P.O. Box 69, Wrightsville,  31096.
A Book Sale held the first week in April was the group’s fundraising kickoff and proved to be a huge success! 

150th Celebration Banners for Sale

May 21, 2010 in Better Hometown,City of Wrightsville,Johnson County,Local News | Comments (0)

The150 Banner commemorative banners that hung on Wrightsville’s lampposts during Johnson County’s 150 birthday celebration (2008) are now on sale for $20 each. Besides being a nice keepsake, the banners will make great wall hangings. Please leave a message at the Better Hometown Office (864-0048) to reserve yours. They are going fast…only twenty-five in all!

Walking/Driving Tour of Historic Wrightsville, GA

April 22, 2010 in Better Hometown,City of Wrightsville,Historic Notes...,Local News | Comments (0)

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Tour the historic homes near downtown Wrightsville on our Internet Tour:

Depot Rental Information

September 12, 2009 in Better Hometown,Events,Local News | Comments (0)

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The Johnson County Commission has provided for the W & T Depot to be rented for family and community events by the Better Hometown organization. To reserve a date, simply fill out the application and return it to the Better Hometown Director at the Depot.

Classic Courthouses, A Driving Tour of Historic Courthouses in East Central Georgia

June 28, 2009 in Better Hometown,Local News | Comments (0)

Picture1One of Better Hometown’s early projects consisted of putting together a partnership of twenty-two counties to publish the Classic Courthouses Brochure. The brochure, updated in 2009, is now in Georgia Welcome Centers and the brochure’s web page has been revised thanks to Suzana Rowland of  (Funded in part by the Georgia     georgia_allies2 Department of Economic Development) 

To view the Classic Courthouse brochure, please click the following link: Classic Courthouse Tour of East Central Georgia