For more than 30 years it was our privilege and pleasure to be members of the Cedar Grove Community Club. Membership was not formal; anyone who wished could be a member, attend meetings, and join in the club's community service efforts. We met on the third Saturday of every month (as best I remember) for a pitch-in dinner and discussion of whatever issues were currently within the club's purview.
The biggest event of the year was the Wild Game dinner, which drew hundreds of people from around the area. The proceeds were used to buy Christmas gifts for poor children.
It's tempting to say that there aren't many people left like those we knew in the Cove, but I don't think that's true. I believe there are people like them all over this country -- solid, goodhearted, honest, hard-working people who love God, their families, their communities, and their country. These people are the real America. If enough of them were to wake up to the power they possess, America would soon be on a much different and very much better track.
The second edition of my book, Backroads and Byways of Georgia, originally scheduled for December, will be released in June, 2023.
Photographs and text copyright 2022 David B.Jenkins.
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