Fifty years ago, a group of volunteers in Macon County recognized a need for a center of learning and resources for families in the community; a place to help farmers, to help new mothers, a place for homemakers to perfect their skills to best provide for their families. A place for artisans and craftsmen, which was a thriving industry at the time, to gather and work. With a mission of establishing such a place, Macon County resident Dorothy Crawford lead the charge in creating the facility we now know as Macon Program for Progress or MPP.
“What we set out to do over 50 years ago, is still the same focus of Macon Program for Progress today,” said Crawford during the Chamber’s celebration of MPP’s 50th anniversary. “And that is to improve the quality of life for the people and families of Macon County.”