MACON, Ga. -- The first-ever "On the Table Macon" event took place Wednesday, where citizens received a chance to meet with local officials to help bring positive change in Macon.
The national event included more than 100 hosts -- county commissioners, health care providers, local schools, Bike Walk Macon and many others -- who listened to concerns of hundreds of people. Grant money of up to $1,000 was available.
Darius Maynard with the Community Foundation says they're taking the ideas very seriously.
"It's not about color race, none of that anymore," he said. "It's about all of us coming together and making Macon great again."
The food was provided. The people then you brought the ideas to the table.
"Get kids involved in community life," Lee Alexander of Macon said. "If they're more involved with each other and the environment -- which they inhabit -- they'll be less likely to turn to crime and violence."
"Those who participated can apply for a grant through the Community Foundation," Maynard said.
From there, the Community Foundation will award money from $100-$1,000 to the ideas that will make a difference.
"I think 100 percent this will be a successful initiative because the people are actually coming out," Maynard said.
The community has already committed to hosting the event next year as well.
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