Monday, April 02, 2012
It’s not like we had much of a winter this year, but there’s no denying that spring has now sprung. It’s just beautiful outside, which is great because we’re offering more programs and events than ever here at the City of Milton for all of our residents.
Earth Day Festival
On April 21, Milton will hold the third annual Earth Day festival thanks to the work of Milton Grows Green. They really expanded the festival last year, and this year is shaping up to deliver an even better day out with the family.
So make sure to come out to Birmingham Park hungry (there’s going to be free food from a number of local eateries) and ready to have a great time. There’s going to be entertainment, inflatable hamster balls, a rock wall, environmentally themed arts and crafts, and a whole lot more.
It should be a great time, and I’ll see you there. And don’t forget that if you happen to own and/or operate a local “green” business, we’d love to have you as a vendor. More information is available in the newsletter.
North Fulton Golden Games
Now in its 18th year, the North Fulton Golden Games will kick off May 2 at Johns Creek’s Newtown Park. In Milton, we’ll be hosting the golf tournament and indoor card games in May. These games are open to anyone over 55, and offer a great opportunity to get out and have some fun while the weather is great.
It’s only $15 for as many events as you want (extra charges do apply for the golf tournament and a few other select events, though). Check out the newsletter for how to register.
Memorial Day Ceremony
For the fifth year in a row, we’ll hold our Memorial Day Ceremony to celebrate the holiday. This year, it will be held May 28, and we’ll start at 10 a.m.
As in past years, we’ll have a special guest speaker and flyover, and of course the roll call of living and fallen veterans.
And if you’ve seen the markers lining Deerfield Parkway at the holiday and Veteran’s Day but didn’t know how to register yourself or your family’s veterans, check out the newsletter for full details.
As you might have seen, we’re expanding our camp offerings this summer by partnering with the YMCA (general summer camp), the City of Alpharetta (Camp Joyful Soles for special needs youth) and Overkill Volleyball (summer skills camp). All of these camps are now open for registration.
If you don’t see something you like offered, just keep an eye out. We’ve got some more exciting camp options coming up in the next few weeks.
And if you’re looking for a summer job, don’t forget we’re on the lookout for camp counselors. The newsletter has more information.
That’s it for this month. I’m proud of the work our volunteers and parks and recreation staff have put into this slate of programs, and I’d love to hear what you think. Why not contact me and let me know?
Mayor Joe Lockwood