Emerging Sand Hills needs spotlight

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Thank you, Augusta Chronicle . Moreover, thank you to Kyle Martin and Rainier Ehrhardt, the reporter and photojournalist who walked my neighborhood ("Resident works to sell vision for neighborhood," April 30).

For all the negativity ($3.89 for gas?) or insanity that you see in the media (an Augusta girl fight making YouTube), I genuinely appreciate Kyle and Rainier taking more than two hours to walk and talk to people in the community. That was a good look.

Now the work truly begins. We look forward to inviting Augusta State University Vice President for Development Jeff Foley down to Sand Hills Community Center, and maybe we'll walk as well. Plans also are in the works for an upcoming event with Surrey Center.

A neighborhood association meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. May 12 at Sand Hills Community Center. Those interested in the neighborhood, community gardens, green initiatives and reinvestment are encouraged to come. Quite simply, we're all in this together.

Finally, I am quick to point out that while I've been the face of this movement, there are many concerned neighbors throughout Sand Hills. For me, this plan was on a divine level, so I'm only doing what I'm supposed to do. To quote a title from jazz great Pharoah Sanders, The Creator Has A Master Plan . I'm just working on the one for me.

Javon Armstrong

Augusta

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