The Walton County Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of the new offices of Communities In Schools of Walton County. Located at 131 Each Church Street in downtown Monroe, the new offices are shared with United Way of Walton County, Walton County Healthcare Foundation, and Walton Wellness.
"We are delighted to be a part of this new office," said CIS Board Chair Jimmy Hogg. "It is a great location, and sharing the expenses helps us all."
The building was made available for rent at at below-market rate by Athens First Bank & Trust. "We are so grateful for the support of Athens First," said CIS Executive Director Angela Yarman. "They have been so generous in making this location a reality for all of us."
Athens First, Legacy State Bank, Hitachi, Liberty First Bank, Patti Souther State Farm and many others contributed furnishings, supplies and equipment to get the office up and running. "We couldn't have done it without them," Yarman said.