Better Georgia wants their headlines today. Let it be known that Republican Melvin Everson actually got the ball rolling last week, posting the following on Facebook on April 5th:
Recently, my birth county Wilcox has been in the news for not having one single prom for all students. Currently there are three proms held. One for blacks, one for whites, and one for those who wanted to have a combined prom. Neither prom has received much support. I have spoken to many leaders in Wilcox and they very much want one single prom for all students. According to my sources, no one was… turn away from attending any one of the proms. I graduated from Wilcox High in 1975 and did not experience the prom atmosphere because one wasn’t held. I am willing to help fund one single prom for all students that will be an evening to remember. I call upon all those from Wilcox to help make this a reality. Please do not allow the media to present Wilcox as a backward, back wood County. I am proud of my birth county and all the citizens who live there. Come on Wilcox, let’s show this state, this country, and the world, that Wilcox is bigger than this. Let’s Go Wilcox! Let’s make it happen with class!
(Emphasis added.) Melvin has made his contribution directly to the prom committee, and will be in Wilcox county on the evening of the prom, April 27th in Cordele.