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March 25, 2014

Brookins honored for CSH volunteer service

MILLEDGEVILLE — Milledgeville City Councilwoman Jeanette Walden, District 2, helped recognize a dedicated Central State Hospital volunteer during Wednesday’s CSH Local Redevelopment Authority board meeting. Richard Brookins might be the most excited citizen considering the redevelopment mission is rolling at the old campus. ‘(Brookins) has never done anything but have hope and the heart of a true servant,’ Walden said. ‘He does for this entire community things that nobody even knows about. He’s one of the reasons this thing is going on today.’ Brookins received an appreciation plaque for his consistent efforts to never let the CSH story die. ‘My prayers have been answered. I can’t tell you how good this board looks to me,’ Brookins said. ‘I appreciate you putting up with me.’ CSHLRA executive director Mike Couch said Brookins ‘does it all.’ The dedicated volunteer told the board ‘don’t give up’ and always keep trying.

 

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