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Letter to the Editor: Mt. Vintage

Posted: October 2, 2012 - 9:37am

Dear Editor,

I’d like to thank Linda Vola for putting into words what the overwhelming majority of residents at Mount Vintage Plantation feel: that Mount Vintage is a unique, wonderful community where people come first and neighbors truly care about each other.

Despite the downturn in the economy and resultant falling out among the partners, the community has rebounded with the help of resident volunteers and an HOA largely controlled by residents. With the help of a resident and his wife who bought the golf course and community center to keep them out of foreclosure and all of the residents who contributed to restoring these facilities and volunteered their time to improving and managing the plantation, Mount Vintage again has some of the finest amenities in the CSRA.

Ask anyone who plays golf or tennis out here. And the owner of the golf course has donated six acres to build a fire/EMT station in the middle of the development, something he did not have to do but did because of the benefits to the community. But what makes Mount Vintage unique is the people. Mount Vintage residents volunteer their time for every worthy cause from cancer research and prevention to monthly blood drives to mentoring at the local schools and working at the SPCA. The recent 4th Annual Vintage Victors for the Cure golf tournament, for example, raised $19,000 for cancer research at Georgia Health Sciences, which brings the total amount raised by Mount Vintage residents over the last four years to over $61,000.

The spirit of community goes far beyond this, however. When someone is sick or needs assistance, the call goes out and dozens of people are standing by to help in any way possible. They go above and beyond as the resident owner of the golf course did when he drove a terminally ill resident halfway across the country to be at a hospice near his children. But this is what any resident living here would do. We are truly blessed to be members of this community and Mount Vintage will only get better. Thank you Linda.

Thomas Eckert

Mount Vintage Plantation

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