Peachtree City UPDATES - Week of Aug. 22, 2011

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Peachtree City History Timeline, hurricane preparedness, security alarm registration, and more . . .

Help Make History in Peachtree City!
A committee of local volunteers is working to develop a History Time Line for Peachtree City’s municipal plaza surrounding the fountain. This month, the group held two meetings to explain the project, which consists of an in-ground timeline with each year marked and bronze plaques noting major accomplishments and events during the City’s first 50 years. The History Time Line will begin at a Founders’ Corner closest to the entrance to the plaza, and mark a full 100 years ending at the corner nearest the entrance to the Library, where there will be a place for a Centennial Corner to celebrate Peachtree City’s 100th Anniversary in 2059. The goal of the project is to provide a physical location that will let residents reflect on our past, document our history, and inspire our successors who visit the plaza.

The committee is looking for additional volunteers to help guide the project during construction and into the future, and for donations to fund the project. The committee has raised $35,500 in donations toward the $65,000 cost, leaving $29,500 outstanding. Donations have ranged from $25 to $10,000 (thank you Peachtree City Rotary Club!), and the remaining amount is approximately $2 per household. Residents, businesses, and organizations who would like contribute time, knowledge, and/or funds to this unique project can learn more at www.peachtree-city.org/timeline.

Do you have a unique golf cart?
The Peachtree City Convention & Visitors Bureau is working with the organizers of the Fireball Run AdventuRally: The Race to Recover America’s Missing Children during their stop in Peachtree City on Tuesday, September 27. To welcome the rally participants as they roll into town, the CVB is looking for a range of unique carts to display. If you are interested in participating, please contact Sarah at sdavenport@visitpeachtreecity.com. For more information on the Fireball Run, visit www.fireballrun.com.

Hurricane Preparedness – Here Comes Irene!
The Atlanta area, including Peachtree City, could feel an impact from Hurricane Irene this coming weekend. Make sure you prepare, plan, and stay informed about seasonal severe weather and disasters. Learn more from Ready.Georgia at www.ready.ga.gov/Prepare/Ready-Checklists.

Security Alarm Registration Underway as part of new False Alarm Ordinance
Over 80% of false alarms are the result of human error, and 50% of those errors occur when the alarm is being turned on and off. Under Peachtree City’s new ordinance, anyone with a burglar alarm system must register the system. Permit applications are available at the Police Department or online at www.peachtree-city.org/alarm, which also includes a full copy of the ordinance, tips for alarm use and useful questions to ask your alarm company.

Gathering Place hosts Adult Order & Simplicity Series
The Gathering Place is offering a series of 10 sessions that will equip attendees to organize, maintain control, and live their most full lives. The sessions will be held on alternating Tuesday afternoons from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. and Tuesday evenings from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 13, kicks off the series with the topic, “Clutter Control,” followed by “Emergency Preparations” on September 27, “Communications” on October 11,” and “Managing Stress” on October 25. Speakers will be Betty Keane and Iggy Gomes. Cost is $10 for the series (annual Gathering Place membership card). To make reservations, call 770-631-2553. Hosted by Peachtree City Recreation & Special Events.

Free Spanish classes at the Peachtree City Library!
Spanish is spoken by 400 million people worldwide and is the second most popular language in the US. Native Spanish-speaker, Gloria Alvarez will be teaching a Spanish class in Room 3, downstairs at the Peachtree City Library, on Tuesday nights, 6:30-8:00 pm., from August 30 to December 13. The classes are free for adults over 18. For information and registration, please contact Gloria at 678-855-5474.

Don’t Forget . . .

Fayette County Commission Regular Meeting – Thursday, August 25, 7:00 p.m., at 140 Stonewall Avenue West, Suite 100, in Fayetteville. The public is welcome. For agenda information, visit www.fayettecountyga.gov/administration/BOC/county_commission_meetings.htm.

Kidz Fest / Food Fest / Help Fest – Saturday, August 27, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., at Shakerag Knoll, 191 McIntosh Trail. Free rides & games, great food, and sign up to volunteer in your community. For more information, visit www.peachtree-city.org/recreation.

Youth Basketball Registration – Saturday & Sunday, August 27 – 28, at Kedron Fieldhouse Gym. Registration is for boys and girls grades 1 – 12, $135 for Fayette county residents (check or cash only, discounts for three or more players in the same family). Registration is 12:00 - 4:30 p.m. on Saturday and 1:00 - 4:30 p.m. on Sunday. For more information or directions, visit www.ptcyba.org.

Departure: Journey Tribute Band @ The Fred – Saturday, August 27. Gates open at 7:00 p.m.; concert begins at 8:00 p.m. More information and tickets at www.amphitheater.org.

Fairways of Freedom Golf Tournament – Monday, August 29, at Flat Creek Club. This charity golf event will benefit deployed service members through the non-profit organization HeroBox.org. Registration of $100 includes cart, range balls, box lunch, beverages, raffle ticket, gift bag, and ticket to awards dinner, which will feature the raffle and silent auction with memorabilia from Chipper Jones, John Smolz, Hank Aaron, Matt Ryan, Mickey Mantle, and many more! Visit www.herobox.org for more information.

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