Mount Vernon mayor helps BPC pave rough patches
By Kelley M. Arnold
Director of News and Public Information
MOUNT VERNON—Mount Vernon Mayor Joey Fountain offered the city’s assistance to Brewton-Parker College Wednesday, May 11 by donating some much needed asphalt and paving some ruts and potholes on the college campus, said Ben Hamilton, college facilities director.
“The mayor had some projects going on in the city and there was some extra asphalt, so he sent these guys over here to help us,” said Hamilton. “So far, they’ve filled holes by Friendship Residence Hall and now they are paving between Gates Hall and Palmer. This is wonderful. We are very thankful to the mayor for helping us with this need.”
Johnnie Smith Asphalt Paving of Wrightsville performed the paving.
This is just one way that the City of Mount Vernon continues to support Brewton-Parker. This year, the city has offered increased campus security through its police force.
“We appreciate all of the generosity that the City of Mount Vernon and especially the mayor of Mount Vernon, Joey Fountain, have shown to Brewton-Parker College over the years. What a community to be a part of here in Mount Vernon!” said Jessica James, interim vice president for college advancement.
Affiliated with the Georgia Baptist Convention, Brewton-Parker College is the only accredited four-year Christian college south of Macon and north of Jacksonville, Fla.
The mission of Brewton-Parker College, a Georgia Baptist college, is to develop the whole student through the application of Biblically-centered truth to a liberal arts curriculum in a community of shared Christian values.