Buzz: Kiwanis Club selling peaches with proceeds providing scholarships for local students. Rome receives federal grant for historic preservation activities. The Salvation Army of Rome announces leadership changes.

Buzz: Kiwanis Club selling peaches with proceeds providing scholarships for local students. Rome receives federal grant for historic preservation activities. The Salvation Army of Rome announces leadership changes.

 

The Rome Kiwanis Club is selling peaches with proceeds providing scholarships for local students.  This past spring, we gave out $9,000 in scholarships.  Our supplier is Jaemor Farms near Gainesville.

Members are now taking orders. The prepaid orders are due back by July 15.   Peaches will be available for pick up at State Mutual Stadium parking lot on Friday July 24, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.   If the peaches are not picked up or arrangements made for pick up, we will donate them to the Community Kitchen or Open Door Home late Friday afternoon.

You can email me an order to JLPIllsbury0114@aol.com or send it to me by mail to my address, John Pillsbury 106 East Valley Road, Rome, Ga. 30161.  You will need to include a check made out to Rome Kiwanis Club. All peach orders have to be prepaid as we have to pay our supplier when we get the peaches.

The peaches last year were terrific.  We expect the same this year and prices are unchanged..
                  25-pound box, $40.
                  Half bo, (12 1/2 pounds),  $25.
                  Quarter box (6 1/4 Pounds),  $15.

 


Media release: The City of Rome is one of eight Georgia municipalities who will receive a federal subgrant from the Georgia State Historic Preservation Office to support historic preservation activities. The city has received $12,000 to fund phase 1 of a Historic Resources Survey for the “Between the Rivers” local historic district.

Community Planner, Brittany Griffin who applied for the grant said, “We are excited to be awarded this grant for the first time in Rome.” The grant will be used to update Rome’s data in the Georgia Historic Resources Survey, which is an ongoing, statewide survey of buildings, sites, structures, and objects of historical, architectural, and cultural significance. The survey is designed to facilitate the collection of basic information needed statewide to support historic preservation activities.

The survey data will provide updated resources for the public. The city will digitalize the updated survey for personal research, real estate marketing, genealogy, and personal curiosity. The city’s current survey is not digitized; and is approximately 2,000 pages long.

The city’s last Historic Resources Survey was completed in 1998, however the State Historic Preservation Office says surveys should be completed every 10 years to maintain a revolving survey. This grant will serve to provide the needed updates to the survey.

For questions or additional details, call Community Planner, Brittany Griffin at 706-236-5025.


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