Milton's government itself is involved in three events this month alone - the Crossroads at Crabapple Arts and Antiques Festival (which we are helping sponsor) on Oct. 2, the Milton's Mayor's Run on Oct. 16 and of course, the Milton Roundup, held Oct. 23 at Birmingham United Methodist Church.
I think all these get-togethers are a great thing for the City of Milton. It's one thing to vote your city into existence. It's another thing entirely to create a community in Milton, and that's exactly what these festivals do.
There's nothing like that feeling when you are at one of these events and realize that you are a community, one that wouldn't be possible without the hard work of your neighbors and friends. It just can't be replicated.
So with that, I’d like to present this month’s special events. I sincerely hope to see each and every one of you at one of them.
Crossroads at Crabapple Antiques and Art Festival: Oct. 2, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in downtown CrabappleWith more than 100 artists and antique dealers from six states, there’s really something for everyone, including children’s activities. The weather is forecasted to be great, so it should be packed.
2nd Annual Milton Mayor’s Run: Oct. 16 8 a.m., race begins at Kohl’s on Ga. 9This one is, of course, near and dear to my heart. The 2nd Annual Milton Mayor’s Run will begin and end at Kohl’s on Ga. 9. The course is Deerfield Parkway, which means it is flat and very fast for runners looking to post a good time for Peachtree qualifying. All proceeds benefit the City of Milton Parks and Recreation Department.
4th Annual Milton Roundup: Oct. 23, 12 to 6 p.m. at Birmingham United Methodist ChurchThis is our birthday party for the City of Milton, and everyone is invited. The Roundup is back at Birmingham United Methodist, which was kind enough to let us hold the festival on its grounds. We’ll have food, games, prizes, music, performances and everyone’s favorite, the mechanical bull. New this year will be a charity softball tournament for the Public Safety Fund, which supports our Police and Fire departments.
Well, that’s it for this month. As always, if you have any concerns or comments, feel free to let me know. You’re welcome any time at City Hall.
Mayor Joe Lockwood