It’s Grayson vs. Snellville in the battle to Give Hunger the Boot

Snellville Council Member Dave Emmanuel poses with Grayson Mayor Allison Wilkerson for the Give Hunger the Boot donation drive. Emmanuel co-founded the charity with his wife, Kathy.

Snellville Council Member Dave Emmanuel poses with Grayson Mayor Allison Wilkerson for the Give Hunger the Boot donation drive. Emmanuel co-founded the charity with his wife, Kathy.

The Cities of Grayson and Snellville have a friendly relationship. It’s not unusual to see Snellville Council members at Grayson Day, or Grayson Council members at Snellville Days. The cordiality underlies the two Cities’ desire to serve their residents well. But last year Grayson took a decidedly different stance towards their western neighbor, and the city is repeating that stance again this year as they work to Give Hunger the Boot.

 

Grayson and Snellville have once again renewed their competition to see which city can raise the most in donations for the Southeast Gwinnett Co-Op. Grayson was last year’s champion, and the title is now up for defense against the newly united Snellville. The campaign, spearheaded by Give Hunger the Boot co-founder and Snellville Council Member Dave Emmanuel, seeks to restock the shelves of the Co-Op after the holidays.

Officials in both cities are serious about winning: a trophy and a plaque with the winning city’s name emblazoned upon it are up for grabs. Grayson officials are so serious about winning that they’re willing to organize drop-offs of donations at City Hall as well as pick-ups for those who’d like to give. Anyone interested can simply call (770) 963-8017 and ask for Gail Lane, Grayson’s Community Development Director.

And in case you’re a Snellvillian, you can drop off your donations at either City Hall, 2342 Oak Road, or at Public Works, 2491 Marigold Road.

The final date for donations is January 22nd, a mere two weeks away.

Grayson, of course, is hoping to repeat, as evidenced by their social media campaign on Facebook. Meanwhile, Snellville is just as serious about bringing home the trophy to their neck of the woods.

So for the next few weeks, to quote T-Swift, we’ve got bad blood.

In a friendly sort of way.

Author: Jason

Jason Brooks is the owner and editor of Grayson Local. A resident of Grayson for over 14 years, he loves the Grayson community and the potential it holds. A former pastor, Jason now works as a freelance writer. He has written for The John Maxwell Company, North Point Ministries, The Ford Motor Company, Catalyst, and several regional magazines as well. You can follow Jason on Twitter (@JasonMuses).

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