With the TV news media outlets always focusing on the negative and reporting the trouble our younger set causes, I ran across this article in The North Georgia News and thought it was very refreshing and positive in contrast to what we normally hear. I know there must be hundreds of stories that do not get reported of young people doing great things so here's one that I would like to pass along:
Grandson for rent
A young man by the name of Jackson Heaton, a student at Young Harris College recognized a need in our community and has now started a business. He calls it "Grandson for Rent". Jackson runs errands, grocery or pharmacy shops, carries people to appointments, cleans yards, garages and sheds, washes windows and screens, changes heating/cooling filters, cleans ceiling fans, programs cell phones, video players and will hook up DSL.
Jackson says "If you can't do it - call me and see if I can". He also provides breaks to caregivers. He calls it "Senior Sitting" and will play cards, checkers, listen to stories of yesteryear with a homebound senior giving a caregiver a much deserved break. (Jackson, take it from me, listen to those stories of yesteryear with great interest and keep a journal - it might be the makings of a great book some day).
Jackson plans on a career in sports broadcasting but in the meantime and I believe he has a great future ahead given his entreprenual spirit and his desire to meet customers' needs. He is available for rent in the Union and Towns county area and can be reached at 706-897-4687.
Isn't this a refreshing story of a young adult who has his priorities in order?! Thank you Jackson for contributing a valuable and much needed service to so many in our mountain community. Hey, Jackson if you expand your services into Fannin County, let me know. Keep up the good work!
Please see the local paper, The North Georgia News dated June 18, 2008, page 14B for more information and a picture of Jackson Heaton.
Donna Yates, Georgia Realtor primarily serving the North Georgia Blue Ridge Mountains located in Blue Ridge, Georgia. Donna is dedicated to the real estate profession full-time. Email: Donna@ellijay.com Call 706-633-0644 cell. Visit Donna's website to view great mountain properties: www.move2northgeorgia.net