The Newtown Florist Club will hold a communitywide meeting today to share some of the group’s work and plans for future neighborhood improvement projects.
Club President Faye Bush said the meeting is meant to inform the community about the work the club has done with the University of Georgia and inform residents about plans to beautify the community with clean-ups and a community vegetable garden that the club hopes to plant this spring.
"We want to try to clean up this community as far as trying to make it look better and beautify it and (improve) houses that need some paint or whatever," Bush said.
The meeting is set to begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Senior Life Center with presentations from academics who have taken interest in the community.
Over the past few years, a number of attorneys, geographers and meteorologists have taken notice of the Newtown community. The team of researchers from the University of Georgia have conducted soil tests within the community and begun monitoring air quality inside the industry-surrounded neighborhood.
That group will share preliminary results and a design for what Newtown could look like in the future.
Tonight’s meeting is open to the public.
"We wanted to open it up so everybody can see and understand what we’re trying to do," Bush said.