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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Lots of activities this weekend in Milton.

By Accessmilton.com

This weekend will be a busy one in Milton, with two separate activities planned over Saturday and Sunday – a landscaping project courtesy of Better Together: Real Communities Milton and the Milton Public Safety Fund’s (MPSF) annual Public Safety Fair.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR LANDSCAPING PROJECT MAY 19

On Saturday, May 19 the Better Together: Real Communities - Milton Mini-Grants Initiative needs volunteers to help install new landscaping at Fire Station No. 43 on Hickory Flat Road.

Volunteers (with gardening tools) are needed from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to help plant new flowers and spread mulch at the fire station. Click here for directions to the fire station, located at 750 Hickory Flat Road.

Volunteers should bring shovels, spades and other necessary garden tools.

For more information on the Better Together: Real Communities - Milton Mini-Grants Initiative, click here (CONTENT AVAILABLE ON DESKTOP SITE ONLY). For more information on the landscaping project, contact core team member Sharon Lockwood at 770-833-1201 or e-mail Cindy Eade, the city’s environmental sustainability coordinator, at cindy.eade@cityofmiltonga.us.

PUBLIC SAFETY FAIR TO BE HELD MAY 19-20

The MPSF, a not-for-profit corporation that provides support for the city’s police and fire services, will hold its fifth annual fundraiser during Fry's Electronics’ Anniversary Sale Saturday and Sunday, May 19 and 20.

The fundraiser will be held in the Fry’s Electronics parking lot, 3065 Webb Road (click here for directions).

From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days, police officers and fire fighters will offer a hot dog and cold drink combo for just 50 cents. In addition to hosting the event, Fry’s also donates all the food, drinks and grills, allowing all proceeds to benefit the MPSF, which in turn purchases needed equipment for the police and fire departments.

There will be special events on Saturday, including free child safety seat inspections, blood pressure checks, demonstrations of fire extinguishing techniques, exhibitions of fire and police equipment, a K-9 Unit demonstration and a SWAT team display.

For more information on the event, e-mail the MPSF at mpsf@cityofmiltonga.us. For more information on the group itself, click here

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