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Dear Hampton Citizens,

It is Monday morning and I am waiting on some warm sunshine as I am sure all of you are.  I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter with your family and that you celebrated the resurrection of Jesus Christ with those around you.


Linda and I have had the privilege of visiting several small towns in the North Georgia Mountains lately and we continue to talk about how beautiful our small town of Hampton is.  We are proud to be a part of a city that takes pride in the way it looks and the way our city employees make sure our grounds and inside buildings look their best.


We do, however, need some clean-up in some areas of our homes and yards.  Sometimes we all become accustomed to seeing what our yard or home area looks like and we fail to see the things that need to be improved.  It takes money to landscape and add some extra things to our homes, but it does not take much at all to simply clean up our areas and pick up around the homestead. 


With summer just around the corner, I would like to challenge each of us to step back, look at our homes and property, and see what we can do to improve our part of Hampton.  When people live in a beautiful home they often are complimented on how lovely it is.  To them many times it has become just a house where they live, and they sometimes no longer see the magnificent beauty of it as they once did when it was new to them. 


 The same thing happens with an unkept home and yard.  It becomes just another place and the untidiness of the area is not seen by us as others see it.  Let’s all do what we can to make Hampton look just as beautiful in our neighborhoods as it does in our downtown area.  We are what people see when they come to Hampton and the look makes them want to come back.


Please take advantage of the upcoming clean-up day in Hampton on April 20 -22.    At this time, you can take any of your unwanted paint cans, tires, and other items that you no longer need to the old City Shop area located on Tom Eason Drive.  My wife says I am to clean out our garage!  I think I should probably listen to her.   Let’s do this together! 


There will be several events taking place in Hampton over the next few months and we want our city looking the best it can be.  Hampton has the capability of making the news in a GREAT way and we need to be a part of making that happen.  So, my challenge and thoughts for this newsletter are to encourage each of us to work together not only in the appearance of our city but in the life, togetherness, and pride in our community.


Remember, working together builds character and friendships.

Mayor Steve Hutchison