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'I LOVE Macon" Campaign Nets 10,000 Signatures
'I LOVE Macon" Campaign Nets 10,000 Signatures

The movers and shakers behind the "i love macon" campaign announce that they've reached 10,000 signatures Tuesday.

In other words, 10,000 people have signed the "i love macon" pledge, "to stand up for the city we love, stop the negative conversation and to be the change we want to see in our city," according to  a release.

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Read the full release:

The i love macon campaign hit Macon streets

in January 2012 with the goal of 10,000 pledge signatures in a year, and thecampaign surpassed the goal on January 28, 2013! Over 10,000 men, women,children and dogs signed the i love macon pledge to stand up for the city welove, stop the negative conversation and to be the change we want to see in ourcity. Campaign founders Heather Bowman-Cutway, Wes Griffith, Josh Rogers,Pilar Wilder and Julia Wood will make the formal announcement on the one-yearanniversary of the campaign, Tuesday, January 29th at 4:30 p.m. at the southside of the Cherry Street and Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard intersection.The campaign founders would like to thank The Knight Fund for Macon, ThePeyton Anderson Foundation, Community Foundation of Central Georgia and ananonymous donor for funding the campaign and pledge signers for signing andspreading the love. The founders look forward to seeing how the city will carry onthe conversation, including a local artist’s plans for an i love macon sculpture.i love macon is a grassroots effort created by Macon Magazine's 2011 Five Under 40 YoungLeaders to boost civic pride and positive attitudes about Macon. The mission, supported by theentire group of young leaders from the last 11 years, is to start and continue positiveconversations about the city we love with a focus on the question, "What do you love aboutMacon, Georgia?"For more information about i love macon, visit ilovemacon.org or contact: 478.254.1561 orlove@ilovemacon.org. For i love macon press inquiries, contact Susannah Maddux:478.254.1561 or susannah@forthegoods.com.

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