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Rockdale Clerk of Courts names nonprofit donation recipients
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Rockdale Cares Director Barabara Kilpatrick talks about the nonprofit organization after being awarded a $6,000 check. - photo by Martin Rand, III/The News

CONYERS - Four local non-profits will be able to do more good work in community with donations from the Clerk of Superior and State Courts office, awarded in a luncheon Friday afternoon.

The three local nonprofits chosen by a review board were Elks Aidmore (aids at risk youth), which was awarded $4,000 and represented by CEO Abe Wilkinson; Rockdale Autism Support Group, which was awarded $5,000 and represented by board member Esther Maclin; Rockdale Cares (day program for developmentally disabled adults), which was awarded $6,000 and represented by Director Barbara Kilpatrick.

The 2015 Family Law Center Attorney of the Year Donna Swilley had previously won the chance to donate $1000 to a charity of her choosing. She awarded that amount to the Project ReNeWal domestic violence shelter, which serves Rockdale, Newton and Walton counties. Paul Dailey, President of the board at Project ReNeWal, accepted the check on the non-profit's behalf.

"We are here to celebrate non-profits and the people who run them and run them well," said Clerk of Courts Ruth Wilson.