By James Albright

The All-America City Quilt is headed off to Belleville, Illinois after spending a week in Acworth.

Yesterday, the quilt served as the backdrop during Mayor Tommy Allegood’s State of the City Address that was presented to the Acworth Business Association.  The theme for the presentation was “the Faces of the All-America City.”  The presentation highlighted community achievements over the last year, especially those individuals and groups that made Acworth a 2010 All-America City.

Click here to view video clips from the State of the City.

The quilt was on public display at City Hall throughout the week.  At their regular meeting on Thursday, January 20, the Mayor and Board of Aldermen held a special recognition for the Allatoona Quilter’s Guild.  The Allatoona Quilter’s Guild is a local non-profit organization that meets at the city’s community center each Tuesday.  They provided everything from the design to the final product.  For more information on the Acworth Community visit www.acworth.org.

James Albright is director of the Acworth Parks and Recreation Department.