On Thursday, November 20, The Thomaston Main Street Downtown Business Association Board of Directors met in the downstairs conference room at the City-County Government Complex.
The committee discussed and voted on issues including: the approval of five new members to the board, to begin service in January, when to have their annual retreat, approval of allocation of certain funds to assist the decorative window painting of the County building on the square, the approval of a set standard for the three annual window decorating contests, discussion over upcoming holiday events like Santa on the Square November 27, Victorian Christmas December 4, and Santa’s Visit to the County Building December 19.
Special attention was given to a fundraiser to fund research for a historic mural in downtown Thomaston.
The Cherokee Rose Guild made a quilt to be raffled off to raise the money to pay a Barnesville muralist $700 to research Upson County. This research is to help him create a fitting scene to depict the area’s historic accomplishments, or a scene from Upson’s past on the wall chosen. This wall is the blank stretch of brick on the side of English’s Cafe facing Hwy 19. The board was asked to continue to sell the $1 tickets for the raffle, to end on December 4, and to be announced at the Victorian Christmas celebration.
A board member said:
“We’re challenging other civic organizations to do something good like this for the community. To help beautify Thomaston.”
The quilt is now on display at Big C Drugs. Tickets may be purchased at Big C or at the City-County Government complex.