John's Place is an adult care providers in Barnesville, Georgia that is housed in the First Methodist Church. John's Place currently serves on average 50 adults each month. The service provides care to adults in an attempt to allow caregivers a respite. The Rotary Club of Barnesville host a cake auction the Tuesday before Thanksgiving to raise awareness and funds to help assist John's Place. The public is invited and the Rotarians bake the cakes and pies. There is no costs to the club.
In 2016, The Rotary Club of Barnesville hosted the first Honor Walk for first responders in Barnesville and Lamar County. There is no other event or project in our community that recognizes our first responders. We invite all first responders, Rotarians, and community members to participate in the Honor Walk, which is in downtown Barnesville. Afterwards, we treat everyone to lunch and a short program to honor our first responders. In addition to the Honor Walk, we provide red ribbon bows to businesses and residences to display in honor of our first responders. At the end of the year, this first time event was the top rated service project by our Rotarians.