JUNE 8, 2021 - MACON - Sardis-Heard Funerals & Cremation Center located at 6125 Houston Road – Macon, Georgia has been awarded the Thad E. Murphey President’s Choice Award. This award was presented by the Historic Macon Foundation at their annual meeting, held on May 27, 2021. Preservation Awards were awarded to various restoration and preservations projects in Macon for the year of 2020. Sardis-Heard Funerals & Cremation Centers was nominated and chosen for the Thad E. Murphey President’s Choice award as the “Most Important” effort at preservation.
MAY 31, 2021 - MACON - Although many Memorial Day ceremonies were canceled due to the pandemic, some Central Georgians did gather to remember our fallen veterans in person. In Macon-Bibb County, Sardis-Heard Funerals & Cremation Center on Houston Road held a Memorial Day Event with a twist - a General George S. Patton impersonator. They also honored each branch of the military by playing their respective anthem. Bobby Nicholson says they want start a Memorial Day tradition of slowing down to remember those we've loved and lost.
MAY 31, 2021 - MACON - The service had Memorial Day activities, musical performances, and displays. A speech was given by an authentic General Patton impersonator who has performed for audiences such as Vice President Dick Cheney at the U.S. Army 230th Birthday Ball Celebration in Washington D.C. Patton was chosen to be honored due to his history of military success in both World War I and II, according to the event coordinators. Also speaking at the event was Macon’s Mayor Lester Miller, as well as a representative from the non-profit organization Wounded Warrior Project to educate on how the community can assist in their mission to provide care for wounded, ill or injured veterans.
MAY 27, 2021 - MACON - Historic Macon Foundation held their 2021 Preservation Awards that honored those that work hard to preserving Macon. The awards were held at Triangle Arts Macon on Lower Elm Street and were given out during the foundation's annual meeting amid Preservation Month. The venue had art featured from people across the country that came to give the old building new meaning and some vibrancy. After a year where the pandemic spread the community apart, Ethiel Garlington Executive Director of Historic Macon Foundation, says the event gave a chance to bring together several preservation leaders.