Neighbors: Bobby Cammon
The Daily News’ weekly Neighbors series features one person from LaGrange and the surrounding area.
This week we sought a little artistic inspiration from Bobby Cammon, the owner of Three Points Frame Shop on Hill Street and president of the LaGrange Art Museum Board, who was born and raised in LaGrange.
LaGrange Daily News: What would you say is the best part of your job over here at the frame shop?
Cammon: Our clientele is very small, but we deal with a nice part of society. People who, whatever they bring into frame they appreciate. Whether it’s art or their child’s diploma or whatever, so there’s an appreciation for what we do. We get lots of gratification from it. It makes us feel good.
LDN: You were LaGrange-born and raised, what high school did you go to?
Cammon: LaGrange High. Graduated in 1966, and we’re having our 50th reunion in the second week of October. We get together a lot. People from LaGrange, typically people who live in LaGrange, who we went to high school with, we get together about every two months.
LDN: What do you think is the most beautiful place in town and why?
Cammon: Well, I’m a garden lover, flower gardens, and most any flower garden that gets a great deal of attention, that’s where I would say. Whether it be Hills & Dales or a pretty house on Gordon Street or whatever, I would have a big appreciation for that.
LDN: Do you garden in your free time? What do you have blooming right now?
Cammon: I do. I bought some rhizomes from the Georgia Market from this lady — I think she lived in Griffin or Thomaston — and they’re called widow’s tears. You put them in hanging baskets, and they’re blooming right now. … I like to raise things from seeds, and so that is typical for me.
LDN: What kind of business would you like to see open up around LaGrange?
Cammon: Well I don’t know of any business. I would like to see a better stronger business environment. I think that we need more opportunities for entry level people, unskilled people, whatever that may be. … There is a big need for entry-level jobs that low-skilled people can do.
LDN: What is your favorite thing about living here?
Cammon: Well, friends, church, friends, friends at church, friends outside of church. We live in a loving community. We are fortunate to have old friends, people we have been friends with for a long time, and all of the cultural activities that are here in LaGrange. I’m president of the LaGrange Art Museum, and we offer lots of art opportunities from lessons to exhibits. There’s the symphony, the history museum, the LSPA (Lafayette Society for Performing Arts). If you would like an opportunity in the arts, we have chances for children and adults to partake, and it’s not typical. You don’t have this in every town.