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Newnan to dedicate Lynch Park pavilion for local leader

  • By Joe Adgie
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  • Sep. 21, 2021 - 5:18 PM

The Newnan City Council approved a dedication of a pavilion at Lynch Park at their meeting last Tuesday.

The pavilion will be named for Carrie Mae Williams Pritchett, a longtime leader in the Newnan Community.

Signage will be placed on the pavilion naming it the Carrie Mae Williams Pritchett Pavilion at the park, which is located at Lynch Park on Wesley Street in Newnan.

Pritchett graduated from Howard Warner High School in 1955 and was then employed by the William L. Bonnell Company as an office clerk for 25 years until her retirement.

Pritchett served as an active member of the community over the years, serving on various boards including the Coweta County Division of Family & Children Services Board. She also helped organize the United We Stand for Positive Results organization along with her son, Willie, and Clarence “C-Bo” Bohannon, mentoring young girls during her tenure with the organization.

Pritchett also served as the President of the Nealites Civic and Social Club as well as being a member of the usher board for the Mount Sinai Missionary Baptist Church in Newnan and a member of the Western Union Baptist Association.

The Newnan City Council unanimously approved the dedication at their meeting without much discussion from council members at last Tuesday’s meeting.