‘Small Town Throwdown’ Concert raises $53,000 for CCF

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Pictured above: Brantley Gilbert meets with fans at the September 14 Small Town Throwdown Concert in Newnan.

From Special Reports

The “Small Town Throwdown” concert at Ashley Park last Wednesday raised $53,000 for the Coweta Community Foundation.

Headlining artist Brantley Gilbert led the concert lineup which also featured, LOCASH & Gyth Rigdon, & Dee Jay Silver. It was produced by Palmetto Entertainment.

We’re overwhelmed by the generosity of this community and our sponsors. We can’t thank Brantley Gilbert enough for bringing this concert to Newnan. This was a huge undertaking, and as we saw on Wednesday, he and the other performers pulled it off and made the 2,500 fans here incredibly happy with a fantastic concert,” said CCF Executive Director Kristin Webb. 

The Foundation was able to raise money by selling sponsorships to businesses, and Webb said she was grateful for all of those who supported the concert by signing on as a sponsor. They included Title Sponsor, Southtowne Motors; Platinum Sponsor, DTH Expeditors Inc.; Gold Sponsors, Agrimerica Farm & Construction LLC, Coweta-Fayette EMC, J&M Pools/Turin Pest Control, Buffalo-Rock Pepsi; Silver Sponsor, LaGrange Grocery; Bronze Plus Sponsors, Brent Scarbrough & Company, Davis Building & Integrated Science/FSR Homes; and Bronze Sponsors, Paramount Engineering, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Monster Tree Service, Crossroads Church, Georgia Bone & Joint, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Shane’s Pest Solutions, AmWaste, and Tim Stout Group.

“After the enormous success of last year’s concert with Alan Jackson, we were thrilled that we could again use the gift of music to entertain Cowetans while raising money for the Coweta Community Foundation,” said Webb. She noted that sponsorship proceeds will “allow us to enhance our community’s quality of life by encouraging philanthropic interaction in Coweta County.”

The presenting sponsor of the concert was Pepsi. 

The Foundation’s next grant cycle is now open and runs through October 15, 2022, with awards to be announced in December. To be eligible to apply for and receive a grant, a program must: 

• Have an active 501(c)3 designation or government tax status in the State of Georgia

• Hold a Charitable Organization Permit from the Secretary of State of Georgia

• Identify a need and a clear plan for utilizing funds to address that need

Grant funds must be used to support only the activities described in the grant application, and the agency agrees to provide the Foundation with a final written report on the organization’s completion of the project or program.

 For more information, please visit https://www.cowetafoundation.org/traditional-grants/.

The Coweta Community Foundation is marking its 25th anniversary this month and will celebrate with a birthday party at Kids Castle Park, the first official initiative of the Foundation in 1997. This free family-friendly community event will feature plenty of fun for kids, a birthday-themed silent auction, and a countywide art contest for K-12 students. The event is set for Sunday, September 25, 2022, from 3-6 p.m. at the Newnan Utilities Carl Miller Park at 74 Sewell Road in Newnan.

Staff and board members from the Coweta Community Foundation were among those at Wednesday’s concert at Ashley Park. From left are Leslie Davis, Cynthia Bennett, Dean Jackson, Amanda Hand, Blue Cole, and CCF Executive Director Kristin Webb.

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