Jonesboro, Ga. (May 26, 2016) – The Heritage Community Foundation presented a grant to Mary Bruce, President, and Barbara Emert, Vice President, of Historical Jonesboro/Clayton County, Inc. on May 19, 2016. The $2,000 grant will used by Historical Jonesboro to purchase new tables and chairs for the Bethel Schoolhouse. The Bethel Schoolhouse, which is currently used as an event facility, is the only remaining one-room schoolhouse in Clayton County. Events hosted at the schoolhouse include meals for bus tour groups, bridal parties, school field trips, and other rentals and meetings.
The mission of Historical Jonesboro/Clayton County, Inc. is to preserve and promote the heritage of and interest in the historical background of Jonesboro, Clayton County, and Georgia. They provide an agency through which people are able to pool their resources and expertise. They welcome both national and global tourists for tours of the Stately Oaks house and outbuildings. School groups, Boy & Girl Scouts, and other youth organizations visit to learn about the Creek Indians and the Civil War lifestyle on the Native American and Homefront tours. Many community events are held at the site, including Native American Heritage, Victorian Mourning, and Victorian Christmas.
For more information on how to apply for a grant with Heritage Community Foundation, make a donation, or volunteer, please visit www.heritagecommunityfoundation.org. You may also contact Rocky Davis, Executive Director, at 770-478-8881.
Heritage Community Foundation (HCF) is a 501c3 organization which provides funding to local nonprofit organizations in Clayton, Henry and Fayette counties. HCF is designed to support Heritage Bank’s first mission, “Committed to those we serve.” The bank absorbs all of the operating costs of the foundation, so 100% of the funds raised go directly to meet community needs.
Heritage Bank, a state chartered commercial bank, has been serving metro Atlanta’s Southern Crescent since 1955. The independent community bank has six full-service offices, features a well-rounded offering of commercial and consumer products, and is an active, involved member of the community it serves. The company’s stock is traded under the symbol “CCFH”.
Front left to right: Rochelle Hehir; Mary Bruce, President Historical Jonesboro/Clayton County; Sheri Dockweiler; Barbara Emert, Vice President Historical Jonesboro/Clayton County
Back left to right: Pamela Cisneros; Luann Daniels