African American Heritage Park Fundraiser


African American Heritage Museum Fundraiser

On Saturday, August 14th, Wardlaw’s Lucky Eye Q, Food City and a host of community volunteers raised $4,664.82 to go towards building an African American Heritage Park and Museum in LaFayette, Georgia. BBQ sales raised $3,965.82 and an additional $700 was collected in donations.

Wardlaw's BBQ
The fundraiser was held at the Lowell Green Recreation Center at 301 Webb Wheeler Road in LaFayette. Lucky Eye Q sold 400 pounds of BBQ. Homemade baked goods were sold and donations were accepted. 100-percent of the day’s proceeds were donated to the cause.

Beverly Foster with the park and museum task force says she is thankful for the community support. “So many people from North Georgia and Chattanooga were a part of today’s success from volunteers to donors! This fundraiser will go towards the creation of Walker County’s first African American Museum and Memorial Park. It will honor African Americans’ contributions to the development and organization of our beautiful Walker County and will be a source of pride for all Walker County citizens.”

Lucky Eye Q’s Robert Wardlaw says he and his team are honored to be a part of raising money for this effort, “Our crew is always proud to be a part of positive events, events that draw us closer together as a community, and this was certainly a very positive and successful event. Special thanks to The LaFayette Woman’s Club, and the many community volunteers that all came together to make it happen.”

Food City also sponsored the fundraiser. “ Food City is a proud supporter of the communities we serve and we’re honored to help sponsor this fundraiser in support of the African American Heritage Park and Museum,” says Food City District Manager, Daryl Massey.

City of LaFayette Mayor Andy Arnold says he is excited about the project. “The City Council is in full support of the project. The African American Park and Museum will be something our entire community will enjoy.”

Volunteers from LaFayette and Walker County donated their time and talents to making the fundraiser a success!

The Walker County African American Historical & Alumni Association, Inc. is a 501c3 based in Chickamauga. For more information or to make a donation, contact Beverly Foster at 678-371-4106 or send a monetary donation to WCAAHAA, Inc. ℅ Beverly Foster, President, P.O. Box 1695, Lithonia, Georgia 30058.

BBQ TentFor more information about the press release, contact Rachel Oesch Willeford at 706-200-8099 or