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Forsyth County Senior Services Handbag Auction to Benefit Older Adults in Need

Forsyth County Senior Services Handbag Auction to Benefit Older Adults in Need
Handbag auction taking place April 28   Forsyth County Senior Services will host a handbag auction event on Saturday, April 28 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at Sexton Hall Enrichment Center located at 2115 Chloe Drive.   Gently used handbags, purses and wallets donated earlier this year will be available for bidding through a silent auction, with a few special items being auctioned off live. Proceeds from the auction will benefit older adults in need through Forsyth County Senior Services.   “We are excited to raise money for older adults in need in our community and to do it in such a fun way,” said Senior Services Director Ruthie Brew. “It’s ...

Online Survey Seeks Feedback on Residential Design Preferences

Online Survey Seeks Feedback on Residential Design Preferences
Lot and subdivision design preferences survey available through May 2 Forsyth County is seeking citizen feedback, through an online survey, on preferred residential design standards for the single-family Res2, Res3 and Res4 zoning districts. Design standards under consideration include exterior materials, windows, roofs, garages, lighting, building orientation to street, building scale and disposition on lot, site design, connectivity and walkability, landscaping and open space. Data collected from the survey will help formulate a vision for future residential development in the county, building upon design preferences communicated by stakeholders who attended March listening sessions and an April open house. The survey is available ...

Junior Fire Academy Offered by Forsyth County Fire Department

Junior Fire Academy Offered by Forsyth County Fire Department
Eighth annual program available for rising seventh- and eighth-graders   The Forsyth County Fire Department invites youth of Forsyth County interested in learning what it takes to be a firefighter to sign up for a free weeklong daytime summer camp program. The Junior Fire Academy, for students entering seventh and eighth grade this fall, will be held Monday, June 4, through Friday, June 8.    The camp provides participants education and experiences surrounding the job of a firefighter. Topics covered include firefighting, search-and-rescue practices, CPR and more.   “The Junior Fire Academy is a great way to show our community’s students a week in the life of a firefighter while also helping ...

Spring Fling to be Held at Sawnee Mountain Preserve Visitor Center

Spring Fling to be Held at Sawnee Mountain Preserve Visitor Center
10th anniversary of the center to be celebrated on April 21 Forsyth County Parks & Recreation will host their first Spring Fling event at the Sawnee Mountain Preserve Visitor Center on Saturday, April 21. The event will include free crafts, games and workshops for all ages from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.   “We are very excited for our first Spring Fling event that will have something for everyone,” said Parks & Recreation Director Jim Pryor. “There is a growing assortment of activities available at Sawnee Mountain Preserve, and this event gives visitors a chance to experience them.” Beginning at noon, visitors ages ...

Voter Registration Deadline for May 22 Primary and Elections is April 24

Voter Registration Deadline for May 22 Primary and Elections is April 24
Forsyth County residents wishing to register to vote for the May 22 General Primary, NonPartisan General Election and Special Elections or change their name and/or address on the voter registration list must do so no later than Tuesday, April 24.  A Voter Registration Application must be completely filled out and either USPS postmarked or otherwise delivered to the Forsyth County Voter Registration and Elections Office (1201 Sawnee Drive) no later than the close of business at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 24 to meet the deadline. Changes can also be made online. If submitting an application using the online voter ...

Join the Great American Cleanup on April 21

Join the Great American Cleanup on April 21
Registration open for Keep Forsyth County Beautiful’s annual cleanup effort  Keep Forsyth County Beautiful (KFCB) encourages everyone to take part in the Great FoCo Cleanup by helping remove litter from the community’s roadways on Saturday, April 21. The effort is a part of the Keep America Beautiful Great American Cleanup. Participants – either as an organized team of volunteers or as individuals – will meet at the Cumming Fairgrounds arena at 9 a.m. for a brief rally to start the cleanup event. Volunteers will then depart to clean up roadways in the community before returning to the Cumming Fairgrounds arena for ...

Watch the New Episode of ‘Your Forsyth’

Watch the New Episode of ‘Your Forsyth’
County firefighters are recognized and promoted, commissioners discuss possible SPLOST funded projects and a county campground on the lake opens for the season. We cover these topics and more in this month’s episode of ‘Your Forsyth,’ a monthly short-segment video series recapping Forsyth County government highlights from the previous month.  Watch the new episode, highlighting news from February, now from the TV Forsyth On Demand section of the county website.  Your Forsyth airs all month long on TV Forsyth (Comcast channel 23, AT&T channel 99 and TV Forsyth Live at forsythco.com). The program is also available to watch anytime on the ...

Forsyth County Parks & Recreation Community Yard Sale to be Held April 14

Forsyth County Parks & Recreation Community Yard Sale to be Held April 14
More than twenty vendors will be selling an assortment of household items   Forsyth County Parks & Recreation invites residents to a community yard sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 14. The outdoor event will take place in the parking area of the Central Park Recreation Center located at 2300 Keith Bridge Road in Cumming. “We are pleased to host the community yard sale at Central Park,” Director of Parks & Recreation Jim Pryor said. “This annual event continues to be successful and we look forward to another great yard sale on April 14.” Event organizers expect more than 20 vendors selling a variety of household goods, children’s ...

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