Acworth troops of the Girl Scouts of America were recognized in honor of the organization's 100th anniversary during the regular meeting of the Board of Aldermen of the city of Acworth on Thursday night.
Daisies, Brownies and Juniors from Troops 12437, 2609 and 2376 received a proclamation from Mayor Tommy Allegood that recognized not only the worldwide impact of 10 million Girl Scouts in 145 countries, but also the good works of local Scouts.
Girl Scouts have been instrumental in Lake Allatoona cleanup efforts, and Allegood said a photo of him with the Scouts is one of his favorites.
“Thanks for making a difference and coming out to the lake cleanup,” Allegood said. “That's something that really helps keep our lake and our water very clean.”
“Twenty years ago, my wife and I weren't sure if we were going to stay here,” Chandler said. “Now, we're entrenched—we aren't ever going to leave.”
Allegood credited Chandler's restaurant, Henry's Louisiana Grill, with beginning the renaissance of Acworth's historic downtown area. These days, Henry's and its adjacent party venue, Henry's Uptown, bring 2,000 vistors a week downtown.
Sheila Walker asked the mayor and board about a recent Marietta Daily Journal article concerning public funding for the Chamber's Competitive EDGE program. Walker wanted to know whether Cobb County officials had approached Acworth about providing money for the economic development initiative.
“Nobody has come to us and talked to us about it,” Allegood said.
“They're looking at all different avenues for funding,” Alderman Bob Weatherford said. “We haven't been approached for any funds or anything like that.”
The Marietta City Council and the Cobb County Board of Education have said they do not intend to provide money for Competitive EDGE.
The Board of Aldermen passed the consent agenda, which included:
- An alcohol license for Parkside Italian Kitchen, 3979 S. Main St., Suite 250, for consumption of liquor on the premises.
- An alcohol license for La Corona Mexican Grill, 4417 Main St., for consumption of liquor and beer on the premises.
- The donation of 1.2 acres connected to Logan Farm Park to the city to be used as park space.
- Emergency repairs to the structural floor beams and foundation of Rosenwald School for $3,500.
- A $278,000 contract to Ed Castro Landscape for Willis Street parking improvements.
You can see the full agenda here.