It’s hard to believe the kids are back in school, and we’re gearing up for the rest of the year. Even though the summer heat remains, school starting again reminds us of the changing seasons.
Seasons are what life is made of, and we’re lucky here in Acworth to celebrate four beautiful seasons throughout the year in our parks and on our lakes.
It isn’t just the weather that changes through time, though. At any moment, everyone we interact with every day is going through a different season of their life. Some seasons are filled with joy and growth, and others might be full of sorrow or hardship. We may not always know what each of us is going through, but there’s a connection between all of us that allows our different seasons of life to exist together, and that’s really special.
It gives our community the opportunity to be a pillar of support through our challenges and celebrate together through our good times, and that’s what community is all about. As we walk through the different seasons, we invite our community to remember why we care so much about our beautiful city. It’s home. It’s where we are and who we are, and it’s our place to share our seasons together.
Speaking of seasons, have you seen the M2R Traveling Fence Gallery on display in our Historic Downtown and Parkside districts this summer? It’s always a joy this time of year to see this outdoor art exhibit travel through Cobb County cities. We’re honored to participate in this annual event, and we love celebrating our local artists who participate in the show! Organized through Visit Acworth, the M2R Traveling Fence Gallery is a partnership with our friends at the Marietta Arts Council. For more information, please visit www.visitacworth.com.
This autumn, the Acworth Parks, Recreation and Community Resource Department will be back with a wonderful lineup of seasonal events in our parks. These great events become traditions to our families and neighbors in our community and mark the seasons with their return. We look forward to seeing you and your family this autumn and holiday season as we celebrate downtown with each other.
As always, for the latest information on any of our events and projects, you can visit www.acworth.org, sign up for our e-news blasts on our home page, “like” the city of Acworth on Facebook or follow us on Instagram at @cityofacworthga.
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!