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ARC’s CREATE Community Awards Honor Local Governments

ARC’s CREATE Community Awards Honor Local Governments

ATLANTA — (ARC) Through the annual CREATE Community Local Government Awards program, the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) will recognize five local governments for their innovation and efforts to make the Atlanta region a better place.

The CREATE awards recognize several areas of achievement: Community Involvement & Collaboration (Fayette County), Regional Prosperity & Economic Development (City of Stone Mountain), Environmental Sustainability (Gwinnett County), Application & Innovation in Technology (Fulton County) and Educational Excellence (City of Decatur).

Community Involvement & Collaboration:

AWARD WINNER – Fayette County, Fayette Counseling Center’s “Legacy Build” Project

Faced with the possibility of losing their community’s public mental health facilities, a number of local governments, businesses, faith-based

2nd annual Buy Design Jewelry Expo at Kedron Fieldhouse, March 12th

2nd annual Buy Design Jewelry Expo at Kedron Fieldhouse, March 12th

ATLANTA -- (PTC Parks and Recreation) The Peachtree City Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to announce the 2nd annual Buy Design Jewelry Expo. Join us on Saturday, March 12 from 10 am – 5 pm at Kedron Fieldhouse and Aquatic Center. Buy Design Jewelry Show will be held inside the gymnasium, so come rain or shine!

There are still a few spaces left, so reserve yours now. All jewelry must be hand crafted by the artists. No retailers please. If you or know of anyone interested in participating in this show tell them to contact us. Spaces start at only $50. We are looking for jewelry of all sorts; copper, fema, glass, gold, mixed, pearl, platinum, precious stone, semi-precious stone, silver and wood. Any vendors with products pertaining to jewelry, such as jewelry boxes or travel bags are welcome to apply as well.

PTC Fire Department to host free Education Bus Tours

PTC Fire Department to host free Education Bus Tours

The PTC Fire Department will hold an open house and unveil the new Education Bus on Wednesday, January 5, 10:00 a.m., at Leach Fire Station.

The public is invited to tour the new bus, with three active education rooms simulating different parts of the home. The renovation of the former school bus was accomplished through the generous donations of many local businesses and organizations, which will be recognized at the event. The public is invited and welcome.

Leach Fire Station is located at 110 Paschall Road at Highway 74, South.

The 4th Annual Children’s Chair-ity Event benefiting The Children’s Village at Christian City

Atlanta, GA--  The 4th Annual Children’s Chair-ity Event will take place this Thursday, December 2nd from 5:30-7:30pm at The Dolce-Atlanta in Peachtree City, 201 Aberdeen Parkway. This holiday event, hosted by community leaders, benefits The Children’s Village at Christian City in Union City, GA.

Local artists have hand-painted children’s chairs that will be included in a “Santa’s Workshop” Silent Auction as well as a wide range of items donated by local businesses. All proceeds benefit the abandoned and abused children who live in the cottages at Christian City.

It will be a wonderful event with delicious food, refreshments, festive music, and holiday cheer.

Tickets are $30 each, which sponsors a child at The Children’s Village for one month.

You can still purchase tickets by calling 770-703-2636 or you can purchase them at the door.

Peachtree City 2010 Veterans Day Commemoration at Falcon Field, November 13th

As we prepare to celebrate Veterans Day 2010, the featured speaker at the Peachtree City 2010 Veterans Day commemoration subscribes to the adage that a nation which does not know its history is doomed to repeat it.

The event, to be held Saturday November 13, 10 a.m., in the Commemorative Air Force hanger at Falcon Field, will focus on a part of American history about which many people have little knowledge. Steve Quesinberry is the Department Chair of History and Social Studies at Newnan High School.  He will speak about the history of the Korean War, which started in June 1950 and concluded in July 1953.

Quesinberry is a staunch proponent of involving veterans in his history classes.

Shakerag Arts & Crafts Festival

Come join us at the 33rd Annual Shakerag Arts & Crafts Festival on Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 18 & 19. Enjoy music by DJ Tommy B, eat, shop, let the kids enjoy the children's area with lots of crafts and games, and check out our children's art display. This is a free event that you don't want to miss.

Address: Shakerag Knoll 191 McIntosh Trail Peachtree City, GA 30269
Location: Shakerag Knoll. This is the wooded area located across from the Recreation Administration Building.

Hours: Saturday hours are 10 am - 6 pm Sunday hours are 12 noon - 5 pm
Contact: 770-631-2542
Cost: FREE parking and admission!