Making Macon-Bibb Beautiful
Many readers here know that I was born and raised in Iowa (a.k.a. The Holy Land). Recently I visited my siblings in my birth state and today I present several pictures that I have a desire to share with you.
Admittedly I could have retired in the Iowa, but I choose Macon, Georgia simply because there was not enough farms in Iowa for all of the Farmer's Kids. Also, I did acquire a Bride who actually was born in Macon during my first tour of Recruiting Support duty here in Macon.
We in Macon-Bibb have much to be proud of. We have witnessed great progress in recent years in the renovation of downtown Macon. The demolition of 100 abandoned houses last fiscal year is a noteworthy accomplishment.
The College Hill Alliance and the Friends of Tattnall Square Park have been dynamic leaders in the renovation of other parts of Macon-Bibb. We must also realize that Mercer University has also played a major roll in our renewal.
That stated, we can not rest on our laurels. The projects must continue. We have a lot to be proud of.
Additionally, if we desire to attract business organizations we must also keep Macon-Bibb Beautiful, just as the examples below clearly display.
|As I entered Bloomfield, Iowa|
in Davis County I noticed these positive
banners. This is a small Iowa
Farm Town, but they display a lot
of civic pride.
|The Davis County Courthouse is located|
in Bloomfield, Iowa. Build in 1877 it
continues to enjoy the civic pride of all
citizens who support keeping it beautiful.
|The Bloomfield Business District|
|Every structure on the Court House Square|
had a business that was well kept.
|Paducah, KY. A beautiful city with a lot|
of civic price.
|Early morning in Paducah. A street in|
the Historic District. All structures were
occupied and attractive.
|The pocket gardens surrounding the trees|
had placards announcing which business
|Nothing fancy, just great maintenance|
of the structures in the Historic District.
Paducah, KY can certainly be a shining
example for many cities in the U. S. A., including
|Paducah is on the Ohio River and has a|
Memorial to the Lewis and Clark Expedition.
This is located on a large park South of
the National Quilt Museum.
|This is is but one of the scenes painted on the Flood|
Wall protecting Paducah. There are at least
fifty painted panels.