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Oct. 1 is National Night Out

Oct. 1 is National Night Out

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- The Peachtree City Police Department will host its National Night Out on Tuesday, Oct. 1 from 6 p.m to 8 p.m.

National Night Out is a program designed to strengthen the bond between police departments and the communities they serve.

A number of agencies will attend Peachtree City's event, which will be held at Drake Field near City Hall. Residents will also get the opportunity to see a fire department ladder truck, police vehicles and a helicopter up close.

Other activities include a scavenger hunt and prizes.

Last year's National Night Out was held in 15,000 communities across the U.S., Canada and military bases worldwide.

Library holding Center for Puppetry Arts ticket raffle

Library holding Center for Puppetry Arts ticket raffle

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- Peachtree City's Friends of the Library are holding a fundraiser with a great prize at stake.

Raffle tickets are $1 each or six for $5. On Monday, Sept. 16, the library will hold a drawing for all ticket holders to win four passes to the Center for Puppetry Arts.

The prize tickets are for several upcoming shows, including Peter Rabbit, Everybody Loves Pirates, The Wizard of Oz and The Dragon King.

Raffle tickets can be purchased at the library's Children's Desk.

Lake McIntosh Park may open this month

Lake McIntosh Park may open this month

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- Peachtree City's newest park could open as early as this month.

The Fayette County Water System said it plans to host an opening event for the park soon. It has been tentatively scheduled for Friday, June 28.

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Lake McIntosh Park is located off TDK Boulevard. More information should become available in the coming weeks.

Library to hold used book sale

Library to hold used book sale

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- The Friends of the Peachtree City Library will hold a used book sale this Wednesday.

The sale will be held Apr. 17 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Room 3 on the library's lower level.

Dealers and members of the public are all invited to attend. Many of the books for sale are in "like new" condition.

Visit peachtree-city.org for more information.

Optimist Club to hold Easter egg hunt

Optimist Club to hold Easter egg hunt

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- The Optimist Club of Peachtree City will hold an Easter egg hunt this weekend.

The event, which is co-sponsored by the Peachtree City Fire Department, will be held Saturday, Mar. 30 at Shakerag Knoll. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m., with the actual hunt scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m.

Festivities include games and visits with the Easter Bunny.

Shakerag Knoll is located at 201 McIntosh Trail.

Lake McIntosh dam to be dedicated Friday

Lake McIntosh dam to be dedicated Friday

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- Fayette County will hold a public dedication ceremony for the Lake McIntosh dam on Friday, Dec. 7.

County officials say the dam has been completed and was recently approved by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

Crews continue to work on the Lake McIntosh recreation area, with the goal of opening it to the public next spring.

Friday's dedication ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. Attendees are asked to arrive via TDK Boulevard.

Lake Peachtree cleanup effort needs volunteers

Lake Peachtree cleanup effort needs volunteers

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- Volunteers are needed to help Rivers Alive and Keep Peachtree City Beautiful clean up Lake Peachtree.

Anyone who is interested in pitching in is asked to head down to the Battery Way docks for registration at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10. Cleanup will begin at 9 a.m. and last until noon.

Participants should wear boots or sneakers and bring rubber gloves, sunscreen, water to drink, and "litter grabbers" (kitchen tongs and the like). Volunteers ages 5 to 17 must be accompanied by adults.

To volunteer, send your contact information to ptcriversalive@gmail.com. A waiver form will be sent to you.

Rivers Alive is a volunteer waterway cleanup effort that works to beautify all streams, rivers, lakes, beaches and wetlands in Georgia. Learn more at riversalive.com.