Milledgeville Main Street looks for ‘Downtown Doers’

MILLEDGEVILLE, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT)— Milledgeville Main Street is looking for Downtown Doers, which is a group of volunteers who actively improve downtown.

Deana Thornton, Administrative Assistant for Milledgeville Main Street, says the Downtown Doers program idea came from needing extra help with projects around downtown.

“We are trying to get back to normal, whatever that looks like. So, we want to start having more people come out and get involved the best we can,” says Thornton.

Thornton says they are still working on the projects the doers will do. They hope the first project will involve beautifying the downtown planters.

“It’s going to help us make the town beautiful, community pride, saying that you had a part in this,” explained Thornton. “So, hopefully, people will want to come down and keep our town looking great.”

Justin Jones is the co-owner of JC Grant Company. He also sits on the Board of Directors for Milledgeville Main Street. He says they like the word doer because it’s someone who acts rather than thinks or speaks about doing something. Jones says they need volunteers for several events throughout the year.

“We have the First Fridays, we have the Second Saturday Sidewalk Sale, we have the Deep Roots Festival,” says Jones. “And it’s nice to have a group of volunteers we can call on to help out with these events and other projects we do downtown.”

Jones says the first 50 people to sign up will get a Downtown Doers t-shirt. If you want to volunteer there are no requirements to sign up.

“It’s really for anybody willing to work, there’s not an age limit,” says Jones. “Anybody that’s willing to help out downtown we’re welcome to have.”

How you can sign up

  • You can go to the Milledgeville Main Street website to fill out an application
  • There is an application posted in the Milledgeville Downtown Doers Facebook page
  • If you have questions you can call the Milledgeville Main Street Office at 478-414-4014
    • Or you can email Deana Thornton at
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