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Macon-Bibb motorcade providing aid to Milledgeville hospital

Howard High School junior Grant Alexander and Bibb County deputy Amber Giltz help load gifts and supplies donated for the Mayors' & Commissioners' Motorcade into a van on Dec. 6, 2016, outside the Macon-Bibb Government Center. The Motorcade was heading to Central State Hospital in Milledgeville.
Howard High School junior Grant Alexander and Bibb County deputy Amber Giltz help load gifts and supplies donated for the Mayors' & Commissioners' Motorcade into a van on Dec. 6, 2016, outside the Macon-Bibb Government Center. The Motorcade was heading to Central State Hospital in Milledgeville. jvorhees@macon.com

Macon-Bibb County is continuing an annual tradition of accepting donations to support the efforts at Central State Hospital.

The Mayors' & Commissioners' Motorcade is taking in money and supplies through Nov. 30. Donations can dropped of at the Macon-Bibb County Government Center, 700 Poplar St., or the Bibb County Courthouse at 601 Mulberry St.

Clothing, personal care items, DVDs and books are among the items that can be donated. Checks should be made out to Macon-Bibb County, Georgia and taken to the mayor’s office at the Government Center.

The Georgia Municipal Association started the motorcade 58 years ago at the request of Betty Vandiver, wife of then-Gov. Ernest Vandiver, to provide gifts for the patients and to raise awareness of the needs of mental health hospitals in Georgia.

Last year. along with the supplies, Macon-Bibb County also collected $2,100.

“This is a perfect time to give and a great opportunity to help others,” said County Commissioner Al Tillman, who is serving as the local chair for the fundraiser.

Stanley Dunlap: 478-744-4623, @stan_telegraph

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