Thursday, September 01, 2011

What a fall we have lined up.

I don’t know about your lives, but mine seems pretty full right now. Fall is always a pretty crazy season – there’s work, the family, kids’ school events, sports (including those all-important football games – the home opener is tomorrow!), and a festival or event literally every weekend. But that’s a good thing: it just means we’re all trying to come together and provide something fun and memorable.

Let me take you through just a few of the things you can look forward to in Milton.

The weekend after Labor Day is going to be a big one. First, we’ve got B 98.5 FM’s B at the Movies sponsored by Publix at Birmingham United Methodist Church. This year, we’re showing Disney’s Tangled, the “updated” retelling of Rapunzel. It’s a great little family film, and should be a blast for everyone. I hope to see you there.

The next day is the 10th anniversary of the heinous Sept. 11 attacks. I don’t know about you, but I can remember exactly where I was and what I was doing when I heard. To celebrate the lives of those lost and the bravery of those first responders – fire, police and EMTs – we have partnered with Alpharetta for a Sept. 11 “We Remember” ceremony. It will take place at Alpharetta Memorial Park in front of Public Safety Headquarters on Old Milton Parkway in Alpharetta. There will be music, a color guard, remarks from dignitaries and a release of doves. It should be very moving.

The next Saturday, Sept. 17, two of our volunteer groups, Milton Grows Green and the Milton Disability Awareness Committee, are helping out with Hayden’s Walk for Autism. This walk is to raise awareness for Autism and is named after Milton resident and Alpharetta High School sophomore Hayden Moore, who you might remember from our tree lighting ceremony last year. He did a great job, and his work to raise awareness for Autism is awe inspiring.

Lastly, on Sept. 22 we’ll have Joseph Sarra from Childkind discussing Medicaid and homecare at our monthly Community Link hosted by the Milton Disability Awareness Committee. So if’ you’ve ever had questions about this huge government program, or issues with caring for special needs children, this meeting is for you.

There’s tons more coming up, but that’s in October. Just keep an eye out for everything we’ve got coming your way. And if you ever want to talk about what’s happening in your city, give us a call or stop by City Hall.

Mayor Joe

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