January 16th, 2020
Ethan Garrett – Digital News Editor & Video Reporter (WRGA News)
The Rome-Floyd County Commission on Children and Youth held an award ceremony at their 31st annual luncheon at Restoration Rome on Thursday Afternoon.
WRGA’s own radio personality, Nelle Reagan, received the Adult Leadership award presented by Representative Katie Dempsey. Her daughter, Lynn Barton, accepted the award in her honor.
Please see the video for more on this special event:
The luncheon opened with a Prayer & the pledge of allegiance before the former president, Matthew Peer, recognized the current board of directors, Emeritus, and the new 2020 board of directors.
Rome Mayor Bill Collins spoke on George Pullen and how he impacted the Rome/Floyd community and also introduced the candidates for the George Pullen Community Leadership awards.
Executive Director LaDonna Collins also gave a State of the Children address before kicking off the mini Grant Awardee Recognition.
Matthew Peer then transitioned Presidency to the new president Gregory Wooten.