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Rita B. Maynard Tribute

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I support the following petition that request a public tribute to honor Rita B. Maynard, Macon, Georgia RITA B. MAYNARD, TRAINED 100\'S OF STUDENTS AT A BUSINESS SHE ESTABLISHED AND OPERATED, MAYNARDS BEAUTY SCHOOL IN MACON, GEORGIA FROM 1946 UNTIL EARLY 1960. HER STUDENTS WERE ACTIVELY RECRUITED FROM AROUND THE STATE OF GEORGIA. TO FACILITATE THE PROCESS OF ENROLLMENT AND BETTER ASSURE THE SUCCESS OF HER STUDENTS SHE NOT ONLY OFFERED SCHOLARSHIP CONTRIBUTIONS TO DESERVING STUDENTS, BUT TRANSPORTATION AND DORMITORY HOUSING AS WELL, TO STUDENTS FROM SURROUNDING COUNTIES. SHE PROVIDED THE OPTION OF CAREER TRAINING AND SELF- EMPLOYMENT FOR MANY WOMEN WHO WOULD OTHERWISE DURING THAT ERA HAVE BEEN LIMITED TO DEAD END JOBS COMPOSED OF POORLY COMPENSATED MENIAL TASK/LABOR. SHE STROVE TO PROMOTE AND ENHANCE HER STUDENTS LEVEL OF SELF ESTEEM, WHILE EXPANDING THEIR INDIVIDUAL CAREER OPTIONS AND FAMILY HORIZONS. SHE ALSO OWNED AND OPERATED 3 BEAUTY SHOPS IN MACON,GEORGIA WHERE MANY OF HER STUDENT/GRADUATES WERE LATER EMPLOYED ENABLING IMMEDIATE GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT. HER EFFORTS RESULTED IN A BOOST OF THE ECONOMIC BASE OF MACON, GEORGIA AND OF OTHER SURROUNDING AREAS PROVIDED BY PRODUCTIVE GRADUATES WHO WORKED IN MACON OR RETURNED TO THEIR HOME AREAS. EVIDENCE OF HER SUCCESS IS FOUND IN THE FACT THAT AS A RESULT OF HER GUIDANCE AND TRAINING SOME OF HER STUDENTS STILL OPERATE FACILITIES IN THE MACON AND SURROUNDING AREAS TODAY. A DEVOUT CHRISTIAN SHE WAS ACTIVE IN RELIGIOUS AND CIVIC AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS LONG BEFORE THE CURRENT WIDESPREAD POPULAR TREND TO PROVIDE VOLUNTEER ASSISTANCE. SHE MADE YEARLY CONTRIBUTIONS TO HER CHURCH ,CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS AND THE CITIZENS OF MACON. SHE WAS WELL KNOWN IN THE AREA AS A SUPPORTER OF DISADVANTAGED PERSONS AND WORTHY GROUPS. DURING THE 1960 SHE RETURNED TO COLLEGE AND EARNED A MASTERS DEGREE IN COUNSELING AND GUIDANCE AND LATER WENT ON TO CONTINUE TO PROVIDE OTHER PROFESSIONAL SUPPORTIVE SERVICES TO AND FOR THE CITIZENS OF MACON, GEORGIA. SHE DESERVES A TRIBUTE FOR HER TRAIL BLAZING CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE CITIZENS OF MACON ,GEORGIA AND THE SURROUNDING COUNTIES.. .

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SVCR INC IS AN ORGANIZATION DEDICATED TO THE PROMOTION OF EDUCATION AND BUSINESS IN MACON, GA AND SURROUNDING COUNTIES
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  • guyon wlliams
    guyon wlliams United States, Macon
    Jan 17, 2014
    Jan 17, 2014
    A caring progressive women of great integrity for whom tribute and recognition is much overdue
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