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Lowndes County Republican Party – April 15, 2014

Gretchen Quarterman Lowndes Commission District 5

I had the opportunity to speak at the Lowndes County Republican Party on Tuesday, April 15th. The room was full and candidates for elections contested in May were invited to speak.

I wondered how many people I would know when I arrived and as it turned out, I knew about 1/2 of the people there. Happily, I saw many old friends and made some new ones.

I think that the basics of government transparency, good stewardship and opportunity speak to people across our community.

I am a committed advocate for transparent government that provides responsible stewardship and opportunities for service and participation for everyone.

Thanks again LCRP,

Gretchen welcomes your contributions

If you are concerned with some of the same issues of transparency, stewardship, and opportunity, you can contribute to Gretchen’s campaign for County Commission District 5.

Money is always useful, for yard signs, cards, door hangers, advertisements, and other expenses. You can donate online or send a check.

Or you can contribute in other ways, such as talking to your friends or family or coworkers or church or civic group, or helping arrange a meeting where Gretchen can speak, or calling people, or canvassing door to door, or calling in to a radio show, or writing a letter.

Here’s how to donate or sign up. Thanks for helping Gretchen be a voice for the voters in district 5 and the people of Lowndes County.


Paddle with Gretchen on the Little River next weekend, March 22nd

Come experience one of our biggest local assets with Gretchen: our local rivers and lakes! Last year Gretchen won a prize for Best Swimmer, although they called it Solo Female Kayak Winner. This year you can float leisurely, or you can race to the finish.

9:30AM to 1:00PM Saturday March 22, 2014 at Reed Bingham State Park between Adel and Moultrie on the Little River, it’s the Second annual BIG Little River Paddle Event, a fundraiser for nonprofits Friends of Reed Bingham State Park and WWALS Watershed Coalition. Registration (online or mail in the form, or at the event) is $25 per boat until March 15th, and $30 after that.

This is a scenic three mile flatwater paddle on the Little River from Red Roberts landing (at Rountree Bridge, 31 11 32.05 N 83 31 13.25 W) in the north end of the park, to the boat ramp on the Colquitt Co. side of the park lake (park map).

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We need to conserve our waterways because living waterways are good not only for forests and wildlife, but also for the economy of Lowndes County, the population center of our region. And to prevent excess runoff that contributes to flooding at Valdosta’s Withlacoochee Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP): the Little River joins the Withlacoochee River soon above the WWTP. And for Continue reading