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Mayor honors essay winners
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If I were Mayor

Essays written by three students at Dawson County Middle School show lots of potential for the City of Dawsonville.

Katelynn Cagle, Carsen Perry and EJ Elliott were the top three finalists in the citys essay contest called If I Were Mayor.

The things that you wrote are things we need to do in the city, Mayor James Grogan said. To know that we have people like you coming along that one day one of you could be sitting in one of these chairs as a council member or mayor. Thats real exciting. It was a great job that yall did.

Cagle, who was awarded first place, said she wanted more parks. If I built more parks, kids would get outside more and enjoy the beautiful days. Parents wont have to nag their kids to go outside because the kids willingly go outside to play in new parks. This would make kids more active and families happier.

Grogan said about 35 essays were submitted for the contest.

I would say the theme of all the essays were pretty much the same, he said. Everyone thought about sidewalks, bike trails, parks and things like that.

Grogan went on to say that the students wishes tie in well to the councils trying to get a new park in downtown.

The essay contest was one of the events for Georgia Cities Week. Today, people have the opportunity to meet Chase Elliott from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at city hall. He will be signing autographs, and folks can have their photo made with the NASCAR Nationwide Series driver. Thursday will be City Vehicle Display Day. From 2 to 4 p.m. children and adults can see the tractors, dump trucks, road equipment, ambulance, fire truck and police car the city uses to keep residents safe.

Friday, city hall will be closed in observance of Good Friday.