Macon-Bibb Housing Authority, Transit Authority, Peach Place to Celebrate 100 Years of Terminal Station with ‘Connections’ Event

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MACON – The Macon-Bibb County Transit Authority (MTA), Macon-Bibb County Housing Authority (MHA) and Peach Place are hosting a special event, called “Connections,” April 16 in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Terminal Station.

The free event, which is open to the public, will take place at Terminal Station from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

“Connections” will feature performances from various arts groups embodying a diverse representation of Macon entertainment.

Terminal Station historically was a point of connection and gathering for the city, and “Connections” aims to capture that essence of the Macon community. In addition to the eight community-based performances that will take place, food vendors, arts activities and arts vendors will also be available.

“We want to draw in the broader arts community by having a strong showing by local artists,” said Koryn Young, “Connections” event planner. “Many of the performing groups, such as Phillips Children's Performing Arts Studio and Boys and Girls Club, are community-based and partner with the Macon-Bibb County Housing Authority.”

“Connections” is also designed to draw people interested in the historic aspects of Macon and the community. Table space is available for free to community organizations, as well as groups and artists who are interested in providing information, recruiting support, selling items, conducting activities, and more.

Through the partnership of MTA and the MHA, free transportation will be offered to select housing authority developments. Details will be provided to those residents by the housing authority.

For more information on “Connections,” contact Young at koryn13@gmail.com.

About Macon-Bibb County Transit Authority

The Macon-Bibb County Transit Authority was formed in 1981. The authority's governing board is made up of seven individuals, four of whom are appointed by the mayor and confirmed by the city council. The remaining three are appointed by the board of commissioners of Bibb County. One of the four members appointed on behalf of the City of Macon and one of the three members appointed on behalf of Bibb County shall be a consumer of transit services. For more information, visit www.mta-mac.com.

About Macon-Bibb County Housing Authority

The Macon-Bibb County Housing Authority is a public housing authority chartered under the laws of the State of Georgia in 1938. The authority is governmental in nature, but is not a part of the general city or county government. MHA uses no local tax revenue in its operation, but derives the majority of its revenue from rents and federal subsidies. Historically, the authority is best known for administration of traditional housing programs including the Public Housing and Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) programs. In addition, through the creation of non-profit corporations to develop multi-family housing, special needs housing, and single-family home ownership opportunities, the authority has ventures into new and exciting areas of housing development and program diversification for which it has received numerous awards for innovation programs and architectural design. For more information, visit www.maconhousing.com.

About Peach Place

Peach Place is a free, daily after-school arts program for residents of the public housing project at Tindall Heights Homes. The program, which began in September 2015, was created – and instruction is carried out – largely by students from Mercer University to teach art to children who are residents of the neighborhood. Organizers wish to provide kids a means of creative expression in an environment where many have no after-school opportunities nor exposure to the arts. The organization's mission is to strengthen ties within and between neighborhoods through the arts. Everyone involved in the program is a volunteer. For more information, visit peachplace.weebly.com.