Braselton’s town library was the primary recipient of the proceeds from the 18th annual lighting of the chateau at Chateau Élan Winery & Resort that was held recently. Braselton Mayor Pat Graham accepted the $5,000 check, presented by Henk Evers, president and CEO of Chateau Élan. The annual lighting ceremony included more than 35,000 lights and many Christmas activities.
The Jackson EMC Foundation recently presented a $15,000 check to the Prevent Child Abuse agency, which will enable them to offer English and Spanish parenting classes.
Brenau University has conferred its highest nonacademic awards on Dixie Chester Ramsey for her lifetime of service to the university and the community. The university has also recognized Regions Financial Corporation for its ongoing leadership in supporting Brenau and other community organizations. The university gave Ramsey its Mary Mildred Sullivan Award, which was named for a 19th century Southern humanitarian who assisted prisoners during the Civil War and in its aftermath worked aggressively for reconciliation between the states. Ramsey was hailed for her tireless behind-the-scenes work for more than half a century for Brenau, other charitable causes and countless individuals. Brenau cited Regions for its role, not only in recognizing the intellectual, cultural and social significance of the university in the community but also for its economic importance to the region.