TORI J. NORRIS/THE GREENVILLE STANDARD
Georgiana Youth and many community leaders and members came joined each other at a local community member’s pond on March 25 for the Youth Fishing Day.
The event was spearheaded by the Georgiana Police Department and the Georgiana Community Improvement Association (GCIA). In addition, the organizers reached out to the Butler County Youth Association and the Butler County Schools 21st Century Program.
“The GCIA works closely with the police department,” said Candace Powell, member of the GCIA. “The purpose of our association is to bring positive change and growth to our community through mentoring, sponsoring event and enrichment activities for our youth and building unity across the adult community. We want to collaborate with various community groups for the benefit of all citizens of Georgiana, both young and old.”
“The youth fishing day was organized to bring the community together to build and maintain positive relationships between the youth of Georgiana and the men and women in the community that are dedicated to seeing and helping them learn, grow and succeed,” said Powell.
The GCIA is now working on a Kids, Cops and Ministers Day for May 6 and a senior appreciation day in June.
“This Kids, Cops and Ministers Day is designed to foster a positive relationship between the youth of our community and our local pastors and ministers,” said Powell. “The event will also provide positive interactions with the officers of our police department. At our senior appreciation day, we hope to educate our senior citizens about safety, avoiding scams, and provide them with some much deserved pampering.”