Spring has arrived, and Acworth is blossoming with opportunities to enjoy everything our city has to offer. We can’t wait to reopen our seasonal parks, enjoy concerts in our greenspaces and celebrate the great quality of life that we are blessed to have here in Acworth.
Congratulations to Maj. Mark Cheatham and Capt. Mike Taylor. We are so proud of these latest promotions within the Acworth Police Department. Cheatham and Taylor have been with our city for years, and have invested hard work and a lot of heart into making Acworth a safe place to live, work and play. We appreciate the teamwork they contribute, and look forward to seeing them grow in their new roles.
Make sure to visit the Acworth Egg Hunt, April 8, at the Acworth Sports Complex. One of our great community partners, Freedom Church, is helping us again this year to make our event the best egg hunt around. Once again, the Easter Bunny will make his grand entrance by parachute. We’ve missed the skydiving bunny, and we’re so excited to see his return. Egg hunt times and more information on the event can be found at www.acworthegghunt.com. We can’t wait to see you and your family there, as this spring tradition returns to Acworth.
Are your family and friends looking forward to getting back out on the lake? Dallas Landing and Proctor Landing parks will be reopening for the 2022 season on April 9. We would like to remind everyone that these two areas have a $10 daily parking fee per car for nonresidents. Our team has been working hard during the offseason to take care of these parks and make sure they’re ready for a season of fun.
One week later, Cauble and South Shore parks will open officially for the season, as well. For these Lake Acworth parks, nonresidents will be charged a $10 parking fee on weekends. Parking passes were mailed to city residents at the end of March. If you did not receive your parking pass, and you are a city resident, contact the Acworth parks office at 770-917-1234 for assistance. If you’re not sure whether you’re a city resident, visit www.acworthparksand.org, and you will find a FAQ page that answers questions regarding your residency, parking, facility rentals and more.
Mark your calendars for North Cobb Rotary Club’s Smoke on the Lake event next month. We’re excited to be the home of the largest outdoor barbecue event, which will be held at Logan Farm Park on May 6. The event kicks off with the Lord of the Wings contest and an evening concert in the park, and May 7 will be the Tasters’ Choice Pork Competition. You won’t want to miss that one. For more information on this event, and all that North Cobb Rotary does for our community, visit www.smokeonthelake.org.
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May God bless you and your families.
– Tommy Allegood was elected to Acworth’s city council in 2000 and has served as mayor since 2002. He is a community builder who is purposed to make it count!