At the August 25, 2017, Blue Mile meeting, Averitt Center for the Arts Board President Burney Marsh presented the Blue Mile Foundation with their America’s Best Community winnings check. The check included the remaining balance of the prior ABC winnings was approximately $1.1 million. Since the Averitt Center was Statesboro’s sponsor for the America’s Best Community competition, they received the check from ABC on behalf of the Blue Mile and now that all hurdles are cleared, can now pass the winnings check on to the Blue Mile Foundation.
The Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization, was excited to receive this and look forward to growing it to help continue the South Main revitalization project that continues today. Pictured below is the Blue Mile Foundation with Averitt Center for the Arts board members and Board President.