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Quiet Revolution in Middle Georgia

This quiet revolution in Middle Georgia is described in the award winning "Patches of the Quilt: True Stories from a Children’s Home." Macon, Georgia literary event.

A quiet revolution will be celebrated in Middle Georgia on April 25 in Macon, Georgia. At first glance the Methodist Home for Children and Youth hardly seems to be the place for revolutions - even quiet ones.  And Macon and the rest of Middle Georgia appear to be an unlikely spot for aiding and abetting such activity.  Yet, the way this area has across the years rallied support for The Methodist Children's Home, giving land, opening doors, trading tears for smiles and in effect restoring childhoods - is nothing less than revolutionary.  From Boston, where The Methodist Home was awarded "The Organization of the Year" award in 2006, to California, where Patches of the Quilt:  True Stories from a Children's Home was a winner in the prestigious This quiet revolution in Middle Georgia is described in the award winning "Patches of the Quilt: True Stories from a Children’s Home." Macon, Georgia literary event.

San Francisco Book Festival Award (2009), the work of The Home and of Middle Georgia has been honored.  The untold story of how the citizens of Middle Georgia embraced hundreds of at-risk children as far back as Reconstruction Days is a fascinating, unique, and sacred part of this area's heritage.

To hear more about this "Quiet Revolution" as presented in the national literary prizewinner, Patches of the Quilt:  True Stories from a Children's Home, please join us at The Sidney Lanier Cottage, 935 High Street, Macon, GA 31201, on Sunday, April 25, from 2:00 to 4:00 P.M.  As one reviewer wrote, "This book made me laugh and made me cry.  It was heart-warming, heart-wrenching and hilarious."  Dr. Edwin Chase will discuss this little-known revolution at 2;30, followed by a book signing.  This will be the last literary event and signing before Dr. Chase's retirement.  Please have him sign your book and/or say good-bye to this man, so important to Georgia AND THE HOME.

This program is free to the public, and there will be refreshments.  For more information, please call 478-751-2209 or 478-474-2323. See the historic Sidney Lanier Cottage.

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