Buzz: What to know about this year’s different approach to One Community United’s One Table event on Sept. 20. Update on fire department’s key ISO rating.

Buzz: What to know about this year’s different approach to One Community United’s One Table event on Sept. 20. Update on fire department’s key ISO rating.

The Fourth Annual ONE TABLE sponsored by One Community United is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 20, at 6:30 p.m.  One Table is a gathering of local citizens of diverse backgrounds, races, creeds and religious beliefs who dine together on the John Ross Walking Bridge. The event is both a fundraiser and a symbolic representation of what One Community United stands for. Because of the pandemic, the organizers have announced several significant changes in this year’s event:
  • To honor the need for social distancing, seating this year will be on the Town Green. Tables for four will be available to rent for $25.
  • This year’s meal will be a gourmet box supper of a meat (or veggie) sandwich, two special sides, a dessert and drink. Once again, local restaurants will be preparing the supper.
  • Local volunteers including Berry students will provide friendly and efficient assistance.
  • There will be one table, or a “token table” set up in the middle of the event to serve as a symbol of One Community United.
  • Cost for a meal is $40. Tickets are available on line at Eventbrite One Table 2020. Click on “Tickets” and follow the prompts. Tickets can also be
  • purchased in person at Yellow Door Antiques on North Fifth Avenue.
  • A drive-by option to pick up meals will also be available on the Courtyard Rome Riverwalk for those interested in that option.

Rome/Floyd Fire Chief Troy Brock announces the fire department has maintained an ISO rating of Class 2/2X.  There are over 40,000 fire departments across the nation that are graded by ISO and only 1,700 have the high rating of a Class 2. The score is determined by surveying city and county departments to include the fire department, both Rome and Floyd County water systems, and emergency communications (911). Said Brock:  “This is a great example of multiple agencies working together for the good of the community. Special thanks goes to Water and Sewer Director, Mike Hackett, Floyd County Water Director, Steve Hulsey, and Emergency 911 Director, John Blalock for their assistance in achieving this rating.”   Expanded report.

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