Copyright 2008 D. Nelson
I got my new license plate today - I paid the manufacturing fee in August of last year but it took until November for the orders to reach the required 1,000 (with order No. 1000 placed in beautiful Monticello, Jasper County, of all places) and then two more months for the plates to make it to the tag office. Well here it is.
The plate was designed by Georgia artist Larnie Higgins and shows the historic train station in Savannah. Of the $ 25 annual tag fee, $ 22 will go to the Georgia Heritage Grant Program which provides funding for historic preservation projects around the state. As an example, here is the 2007 list:
Chickamauga Masonic Lodge (Walker County): $20,000, for
stabilization/repair to foundation, walls, windows
Old City Cemetery (Washington County): $18,000 for repair/stabilization of walkways, markers, walls
Catoosa County Courthouse (Catoosa County): $11,550, for cupola/window/gutter repairs
Heard County Jail (Heard County): $10,000, for masonry/gutter/window repair
Metter High School (Candler County): $8,750, for window/portico repair
Chatooga Academy (Walker County): $8,750, for new roof/exterior repairs
Whiskey Bonding Barn (Pike County): $7,702, for floor repair/replacement
Hamilton House (Whitfield County): $6,960, for a historic structure assessment report
Old Bacon County Elementary School (Bacon County): $5,400, for historic structure assessment report
Camilla-Zack Country Life Center (Hancock County): $5,241 for a condition assessment report
You might guess what my new set will be all about...