Council hears from CURE representatives

by | September 12, 2018 2:49 pm

by WHITLEY CLIFTON

   The city council and Mayor Charles Schwabe met for their regular meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, September 10, at Swainsboro City Hall. In place of Rev. Tim Price, his wife, Renee Price, led the  prayer of invocation. Minutes from the last meeting held in August were motioned for approval by John E. Parker, seconded by Rita Faulkner, and approved unanimously.

   With September being Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Cherry Hooks Carruth and Karen Moxley, representatives of CURE, requested permission to speak on the behalf of the organization, which was formed to assist with childhood cancer. John E. Parker motioned to amend the current agenda, and Sue Bragg seconded.

   The two ladies gave a thorough speech covering what CURE is and how it has affected local children who have cancer and their families. Hooks and Moxley announced that ECI would host a Gold Out Game on Friday, September 21. Fire departments from Emanuel, Candler, and Bulloch counties will be present to disburse golden footballs signed by school players to survivors. Other fundraisers will be ongoing at the game, such as a lemonade stand and nail paintings. Other fundraisers have also been planned; these include the sale of golden bows for public display and T-shirts. Hooks and Moxley then showed a banner displaying all survivors of Emanuel County.

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