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LaGrange Youth Council Raises Money for Calumet Park Neighborhood’s Community Garden

LYC Sustainability/Fun Run Fundraiser Committee members and members of Ms. Pat’s family. Pictured from left to right: LYC Historian Kate Asbell, Sustainability Committee Chairperson Devin Dents, Jonathan Moody, Joyce
Moody, Khamani Philpotts, LYC Chairperson Milly Criswell & Andy Patton. Not pictured Committee Members Bobby Taylor, William Pitts, Ayaka Kimura, Skylar Allen & Ka’Various Perry. Also not pictured that attended the event sisters of Patricia Underwood – Erma Moody and Valerie Robinson.

The LaGrange Youth Council raised  nearly 12-hundred dollars at their “I Sweat Green” Fun Run Fundraiser.  Dozens of people participated in the event along The Thread Trail Saturday, April 9th.  All of the money raised will go to Calumet Park Neighborhood’s  Community Garden called Pat’s Garden. Patricia Underwood owned a  corner store in Calumet Park and cared for many of the neighborhood  children. In early 2020, “Ms. Pat”, as she was affectionately known, was  shot by a stray bullet and killed. Citizens of Calumet Park are set to  begin construction on a community garden in her name that will benefit the entire community.  

“We are extremely proud of what the Youth Council has accomplished  with this fun run,” said LaGrange Youth Council Advisor Adam Speas. “Their passion for this project has turned it into a huge success. We are  seeing future leaders in action, and that’s an exciting thing to witness.”

The LaGrange Youth Council is an advisory board  composed of local youth that provide advice and counsel to the local governing body. The Youth Council give our local youth a more formal role in the local  decision making process. This group is made up of junior and senior high school  students from surrounding public and private schools. 

WE ARE NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2022-2023 LAGRANGE YOUTH COUNCIL. For more information and to download an application go to http://www.lagrange-ga.org/Home/Youth_Council