The nonprofit Focus on Greenwood resumed their meetings on Wednesday, July 15 at the Bell Park pavilion.
The group is responsible for hosting annual events like the Trail of Lights and the Pancake Breakfast, which is usually held during Greenwood’s Car Show. FOG is also involved with community betterment projects. For example, they have aided residents who were in need of assistance with past due water bills, and awarded scholarships to Greenwood students that have shown dedication to both educational achievement and community service.
Over the past few years, three students were chosen to receive this scholarship, however this year Focus on Greenwood has increased that number to four. The 2020 scholarship winners are: Brylea Butler, Mary Efurd, Dalton Oxford, and Ramsey Pate.
Guest speakers at Wednesday’s meeting included State VFW Chaplin Tanya Taylor and State Commander Don Barnes. They discussed the Veteran’s Village project, a nonprofit whose goal is to end veteran homelessness. A suggestion from Taylor was made to hold an additional 5k run around March to raise funds for Veteran’s Village. Taylor pledged the initial donation of $2,000 to get the program started.
Focus on Greenwood meets the first and third Wednesday of each month. For more information on FOG, you can visit their Facebook page.