Summer has come to an end and school is back in session! We hope that everyone was able to enjoy quality time with their families and make memories that will last a lifetime. If your family isn’t ready to let go of summer days spent on the lake, you are in the right place. Weekends in Acworth are made to be spent on a sandy beach, soaking up the last of that summer sun. The Acworth Slide at Dallas Landing Park will be open on weekends through Labor Day. The slide offers per slide and daily rates for families to enjoy. Acworth Beach Rentals will also be available to rent kayaks and standup paddleboards on weekends through Sept. 5 at Cauble Park. Pricing and hours for each of these options vary, so please visit www.acworthparksandrec.org for additional information.
In Acworth, we play hard and we work hard. Our principals, administrators, teachers and bus drivers begin preparing for the upcoming school year long before the first day of school in order to provide our children with the greatest academic experience possible. We have two public high schools, three middle schools, five elementary schools and three private schools serving our residents. We believe that educational opportunities are key for quality of life in a community and when people are deciding where to raise their families; the quality of the local schools is always a primary determinate. We are proud to have so many great options for our residents to choose from in Acworth!
As always, we would like to thank our partners at the Acworth Business Association for welcoming our teachers back to school by providing eight different teacher appreciation breakfasts and luncheons during preplanning. We enjoy making sure our teachers know how much they are appreciated by their community. This is a very special and welcomed annual tradition for our city.
Through continued support of an anonymous benefactor, private organizations, nonprofit partners and the Acworth Housing Authority, we are excited to offer another year of the Expanding Horizons and Acworth Achievers Programs. More than 11 years ago, a generous businessman in the community approached the city about starting a program that made an “impact on the lives of children in our community.” That simple concept led to the formation of Expanding Horizons Program that takes local children from the Acworth area on educational field trips during the school year. The anonymous benefactor has given more than $350,000 to the program in its 11year existence.
As always, for more information on any of these projects, events and programs you can visit www.cityofacworth.org, sign up for our e news blasts on our home page, “like” Visit Acworth on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter at @VisitAcworth.