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According to the Community Awareness Committee (CAC) President Eddie Ealy, the Summer Blast event, which was held on Saturday, Aug. 5, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., at Sumpter James Park, in Madison, was a huge success. The purpose of the event was to celebrate the children of Madison County as they prepare to go back to school. The Community Action Committee thanked several members of the local community for their participation and support of the event, including Madison County Central School Principal David Chambers, Madison Police Department Captain Tyrone Edwards, Madison Fire Department Chief Bruce Jordan, Tonya Bell from the Healthy Start Coalition, Tarre Stanley, from Big Bend AHEC, School Board Member Reggie Daniels, and City Commissioners Rayne Cooks, Ina Thompson, and Jim Catron.
The CAC was founded four years ago. Their mission statement is "Changing people's lives through heartfelt service and commitment.” Their organization seeks to serve all citizens of Madison County, regardless of race, creed, color, religion or national origin. They strive to be a proactive partner within the county to enhance justice and the quality of life conditions in the community. Their mission is met through public advocacy, planning, programs, educational materials and other means to ensure social and economic justice for all.