06-11-12 Mayor Pro Tem Rufus Stewart Recognized
Mayor Pro Tem Rufus Stewart
Mayor Pro Tem Rufus Stewart filled in for Mayor Billy Copeland during the June 4 City Council meeting while the Mayor was on vacation. At that meeting, Councilwoman Gail Notti presented Mayor Pro Tem Stewart with a Certification of Appreciation for the hard work and all the efforts he put into the organization of McDonough’s 2012 Georgia Cities Week celebration making his third year at the helm of this event. The celebration took place April 25-28 on the McDonough Square and at Rufus L. Stewart Park on the final day.
The Fire Department grilled hamburgers and hotdogs all three days on the Square. Different city departments were featured each day on the Square. It was estimated that over 800 hamburgers and hotdogs, alone with chips and a drink, were given out from Wednesday through Friday. On Friday, cups of ice cream were added to the give-a-way items.
On Saturday, April 28, the activities moved to Rufus L. Stewart Park for a designated community cleanup followed by grilled hotdogs for lunch and a deejay playing music until 3:00 p.m.
Mayor Pro Tem Stewart has been in charge of this Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) event for the past three years and had the following to say about the 2012 event, “I think this year’s event has been the best event yet. We had so many people take part this year.”
Councilwoman Notti wanted to recognize the efforts of Mayor Pro Tem Stewart in putting together an outstanding 2012 event and for his past three years as event organizer.
Mayor Pro Tem Rufus Stewart (Center) was recognized during the June 4 City
Council meeting by fellow Council member Gail Notti (Right) who presented the
Mayor Pro Tem with a Certificate of Appreciation for his efforts as organizer of the annual
Georgia Municipal Association’s Georgia Cities Week celebration for the past three years.
Councilwoman Kamila Varner (Left) assisted Mayor Pro Tem Stewart
with this year’s event along with other members of the city staff.