The Pembroke City Council presented Monday night a special resolution to one of the city’s eldest residents, Altie Moody, in honor of her birthday, which is Sept. 23.
“I’m very honored to honor Mrs. Altie Moody,” Mayor Judy Cook said during the council’s regular meeting at City Hall. “Mrs. Moody is celebrating her 100th birthday.”
Moody was surrounded with several family members and friends as the council commemorated her birthday and Cook presented the resolution to her.
“… I, Judy B. Cook, mayor of the city of Pembroke, along with the city council, honor Mrs. Altie Mack Moody for 100 years of faithful service to her God, her family, her city and her country, and encourage others to follow her fine example,” Cook read from the resolution.
“Thank y’all very much.” Moody responded. “This is surprising.”
Moody has been a resident of Pembroke all of her life. She attends Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church in Groveland and is currently the oldest member of the church.
In other business:
• The council unanimously approved the current millage rate of 8.359 mills for 2012. The millage rate has remained the same in Pembroke since 2008.
• City Clerk Betty Hill reported that Randall Faircloth, who qualified for the at-large council seat, had recently withdrawn his name from the election.
• Cook told the council that she would like to see people in the community submit poems about Pembroke. The council agreed, and poems can be turned in to City Hall during the next month.
• A request from Bryan County High School to hold its annual homecoming parade at 4 p.m. Oct. 6 was approved. The parade will begin at the phone company, travel west on Hwy. 280 and turn onto Strickland Street.
• The council approved 4-1 a request from Church of Christ Holiness for a tent revival permit. The revival will be held Sept. 20-25 in Dubois Park on Ledford Street. Council member Angela Reed cast the opposing vote.
• Janice Blunt and Wendy Sims presented information on the United Way Campaign that will help benefit Bryan County programs like Ready, Set, Grow, the Shepherds Supper, the Teen Line and the Clothes Line, as well as other programs of the United Way of the Coastal Empire.