A former Grovetown city councilwoman was honored by state officials at the city's semimonthly meeting Monday.
The state House of Representatives passed a resolution in March honoring the life of longtime council member Marjorie Adams, who died Feb. 12 from complications of a December stroke.
State Rep. Barry Fleming, R-Harlem, presented a copy of that resolution to Adams' husband, Hoyt, at the Monday meeting in front of a portrait of her that hangs in the City Council Chambers.
"Every year, the House of Representatives picks a few citizens across the state to honor," Fleming said. "We don't do that many, and I brought up Margie's name because of her background and her hard work in the community, and the rest of the House agreed with me, and we passed this resolution in her honor."
Hoyt Adams said he was honored to accept the resolution for his wife, who served 14 years as a city councilwoman. Marjorie Adams spent countless hours sending care packages to deployed troops overseas.
She organized Grovetown's first DARE program and established the Grovetown Against Drugs Summer Day Camp.
Fleming said his first memories of Marjorie Adams are of her raising funds for the camp through her Christmas tree and cake sales.
"I thought how appropriate that that be my first memory of her, because that's what meant so much to her - this community, the kids here and everything she did for it," Fleming said at the meeting. "And what a (better) tribute to her and her memory than for us to talk about that tonight."
Hoyt Adams, who moved to Grovetown with his wife in 1981, said she ran for city council in a time when Grovetown was a hotbed of political activity. He was right beside her most of the time she spent selling cakes and Christmas trees, visiting wounded soldiers and sending care packages to deployed servicemen and women.
The resolution will be hung in City Hall near a portrait of Marjorie Adams that hangs in the City Council Chambers.
"I think it's real good," Hoyt Adams said of the resolution. "What can I say? (Fleming) said they just do a few of them each year and she got picked. So that tells me that somebody along the way appreciated her."
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