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Legacy Handbags and the Africa New Life Ministries Story by Camille Watts Photos submitted


uck Hill native, Mitzi Galason, knows she cannot change the whole world all at once, but she also knows that there is nothing wrong with changing one world at a time. That’s why 12 years ago she began to design commercially, while living in Grenada. She has since expanded into residential design as well as fashion design, specifically leather handbags and accessories. “As a child growing up I always loved building and working with my hands, I spent many days in the great outdoors building bridges, forts and club houses. I have always had an ‘I can do anything mentality,’ and I love taking something and making it functional and beautiful,” Galason says. This passion for building and creating led Galason to create Legacy Design & Interiors and Legacy Boutique located in Warner Robins, Georgia. She credits the creation of her business and its success to God. “The Lord spoke into my spirit that I was gifted in the area of interior design, he has been the one who has led this journey and given me guidance along the way as I made a business decisions for

myself as well as for my family,“ Galason explains. With 18 years of experience, Galason and her team of designers have been blessed to design for a number of notable people including, Duck Dynasty’s Willie Robertson, as well as author, speak and Bible study extraordinaire Angie Smith. “One of my favorite things is refurbishing furniture pieces as well as set designs for speakers and musicians,” Galason says. Their main products for their fashion line are leather handbags and accessories. Their unique handbags are made from top grain leather and are lined in pigskin. These materials make Legacy’s handbags some of the most durable bags on the market. Even though designing and creating takes up most of her time, that hasn’t stopped Mitzi’s passion for helping others and incorporating it into her business practices. One of her company’s missions is mentorship. “Our purpose is to partner with middle school, high school, and college students to help them identify their strengths as an individual and to teach them how to apply their strengths as individuals in a

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