First Posted: 5/12/2012 6:43:41 PM | Last Updated: 5/12/2012 7:48:52 PM
The Promised Land Community picnicked with future state and local county leaders today !
By Eva Bellamy, OurTown News Editor,
To be sure 'The Promised Land', the oldest Civil War surviving plantation, in Gwinnett County, is not the only place where you can find people of all colors and classes come together, and act like they love one another, while sitting side by side and 'Breaking Bread'.
However this weekend, this Snellville community, was where an abundance of community love could have been found.
Thanks to Thomas Livsey and family, the Promised Land hosted a 'Meet and Greet', for the local officials, candidates , and surrounding citizens to some of the best barbecued ribs this side of the Mississippi.
Right now there is no way to predict who will be elected the White House next January. Nor are the predictions on the Georgia state and county level, any different.
But one thing is for certain, voters, candidates, and community leaders all eat ribs the same way, and lick their fingers, too !
"It was a pleasing site to see the great crowd come out and enjoy some real community fellowship. Joking , reuniting, meeting new friends, while children of all races played together, as their parents did the same", observed Tom Austin L., Topix National News Editor.
He continued, "Love, support, and vote, is how to keep your community alive in these pressing times" !
The crowd had a steady flow of hundreds of citizens and the presence of the candidates running for office were equally well represented.
Here is an incomplete list of who were on hand to speak with the people :
Mrs. Tracy Mason: For Gwinnett Superior Court
Mike Beaudreau Gwinnett County Commissioner Dist. 3
Greg Lundy For Gwinnett County State Court
Glen Williams For Georgia State House District 93
Chris McClurg For Gwinnett Superior Court
Marlene Duwell For Gwinnett Probate Court
Attorney Brian Whiteside- Gwinnett County Superior Court Clerk
As Mr. Austin L. was leaving the event, I stopped him, and asked him, "Why do people run for public office" ? He stopped and looked across Lake Sheryl, as if he was communicating to those who have come before him, and then turned to me and looked me in the eyes, and gave me this amazing quote...
"Its hard to say...For all the recognition---There is a lot more distain.
For all the profits, it comes with a great propensity of expense...
For all the power, there comes potential weaknesses...
For all the opportunities, there is the same amount of failures...
However, for those who are genuine in their yearning to help those without a voice, and those who need direction, there lies a bounty of satisfaction, for those who are seeking public office....I just hope they can keep focused and be able to keep an open mind of change, in order to lead this new generation of bright kids, called 'Generation Z' , Tech Children" !
Perhap this song can elaborate his advice when dealing with children with IQ's higher than their parents, in the third grade, along with the inability to respect those in power...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDkPgnUomkc
Mr. Tom Austin L. wants to allow the citizens of the state and county, hear for themselves, when he schedules a national talk show in the coming weeks, with some of these same candidates.