At the Dec. 18 Council meeting, representatives from Glenn Raven Mills announced a new public-private initiative called the New Leaf Society.
New Leaf Society, a non profit corporation, is forming under the leadership of Allen Gant, Jr., President and CEO of Glen Raven, Inc. This society’s mission will be to enhance the quality of life and increase the economic prosperity by the beautification of our community through public and private cooperation. New Leaf Society will work with the City of Burlington, NCDOT and Duke Power in selecting and designing areas for landscaping and improvements. The goal will be to raise at least $100,000.00 per year from private individuals and corporations and Glen Raven has pledged to match $100,000.00 per year for three years to get this project launched. This money will be used to for improvements all across the city and the hope is to expand into all areas of Alamance County. There will be no tax dollars used; this will be all private money.
The officers of New Leaf Society are Allen Gant, Chairman, Rett Davis, President, Bruce Kowalski, Vice President, Janice Burgess, Secretary and Tom McGowen, Treasurer.
You may get information by calling Janice Burgess at Glen Raven, 336-586-1181.