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Pig Pickin festival coming to Pembroke
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It looks like a new festival is coming to town.

Pembroke City Council voted to move forward with plans for a new downtown festival to take place in October at Monday’s meeting. The festival will benefit the restoration of the historic Tos Theater, which is owned by the city.

The proposed festival will be the Pembroke Pig Pickin’, featuring barbeque, old fashioned southern fun and live music, said Councilwomen Angela Reed.

In other Business:

- The council approved publishing a newspaper advertisement announcing they are seeking a city resident to serve on the Pembroke Hospital Authority for the upcoming term.

The council is required to submit three names for nomination to fill the one vacant post. The authority will select one of the three nominees and present it before the council, who will then make the final vote to approve.

The Hospital Authority position is a six year term and meetings are held quarterly. Appointees must be residents of the city of Pembroke. The council requested city attorney Carol B. Miller look into shortening the length of the terms and, due to the current lack of meeting attendance, adding a rule requiring board members to attend a minimum number of meetings per year.

Citizens interested in serving on the authority are asked to call City Hall at 653-4413.

- The council approved entering into an agreement with the YMCA of Coastal Georgia to manage the renting out of the community center for private functions. The YMCA currently manages the pool located at the center and the teen center also located in the building. The YMCA agrees to provide a staff member to be present during functions at no cost to the city.

- Mayor Judy Cook read a proclamation naming June Myasthenia Gravis Awareness Month, presented on behalf of resident and activist Cindy Milloy.

- The Council approved a $5,000 Tony Hawk Grant for a new skate park to be built at the municipal park adjacent to the J. Dixie Harn Community Center and Miller Teen Center. Construction is expected to begin in the next few weeks.


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