Three Questions With the Mayor: Aug. 10 Edition

Dacula Mayor Jimmy Wilbanks answers questions about our community.

Interested in learning more about Dacula? In this week's "Three Questions With the Mayor," Dacula  provides an update on the latest city news and sheds some light on how he spends his time when he is not working.

Dacula Patch: What's new in Dacula this week?

Mayor Wilbanks: The is this Friday, Aug. 10, 2012, at 6 p.m. at the football field. It is outside the city limits, but important to greater Dacula and the Mountain View Athletic Association.

Dacula Patch: What is something Dacula residents need to know?

Mayor Wilbanks: For our greater Dacula residents, did you know we have a brand new “roundabout” on Rabbit Hill Road at the park extension? Try it sometime. I wish I could be the “fly” on the wall at the first big event at Rabbit Hill Park/Extension. Should be interesting as we all get accustomed to the roundabout. I think everyone will like it better than “four-way stops.”

Dacula Patch: What is your favorite thing to do when you are not at work?

Mayor Wilbanks:  I like to read novels. I can be transported to 20,000 Leagues Under the Seas or to Mars while not leaving my den. Helps with imagination and gets me away from everyday Dacula problems. I especially liked the Harry Potter series. To paraphrase, “electricity, radar, television, and all the other things that ‘muggles’ (non-magic people) substitute for magic don’t work at Hogwarts (the school).” Think about that for a second. All those things mentioned are our magic. How would you like to spend a week without electricity? What changes in your life would be necessary? At least it’s fun to think about, and the morals of the books are good for adults and children alike. You might find fault with the “magical” story line that includes witches, wizards, giants, and the like that carries the moral line, but I think readers, even children, know that these books are fantasy and not reality. But they do stretch our imagination.

What is your favorite thing to do when you are not at work? Let us know in the comments.


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