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County Offices Closed for Thanksgiving

County Offices Closed for Thanksgiving
Forsyth County government offices will be closed Thursday, November 28, and Friday, November 29, in observance of Thanksgiving. This includes county offices, the animal shelter, Senior Services locations, recreation centers and recycling convenience centers.

Ride Share Service Now Available for Seniors and Others in Need of Transportation

Ride Share Service Now Available for Seniors and Others in Need of Transportation
Ride Share, a pilot transportation program facilitated in partnership with Common Courtesy, Inc., is now available for eligible Forsyth County residents. The program utilizes ride share services such as Lyft and Uber, and will serve as a supplement to the county’s Dial-A-Ride program.   Registered program participants are able to call a dedicated phone number to schedule transportation to any location within Forsyth County for $2 per one-way trip.   To be eligible for the Ride Share program, participants must be a county resident 18 years of age or older and have a credit card and cell phone to reserve transportation. The criteria for ridership includes, but is not limited to:   - ...

Forsyth County Parks & Recreation Recognized by Georgia Recreation and Park Association

Forsyth County Parks & Recreation Recognized by Georgia Recreation and Park Association
Department recognized for four GRPA awards Forsyth County Parks & Recreation has received the 2019 Georgia Recreation and Park Association (GRPA) District 7 Agency of the Year Award. The agency of the year award identifies the outstanding efforts of recreation and park agencies across the seventh district. Nominees were judged on staff development, budgeting and resources, facilities offered, use of technology, outstanding programs and major accomplishments.   Youth Athletic Supervisor Clayton Munnell received the GRPA District 7 Recreation Programmer of the Year Award. Munnell was recognized for his contributions to the athletics division as well as his leadership in the annual Slugfest baseball event that raises money for local charities.    Denmark High School student ...

Information Regarding Proposed Southeast Forsyth Asphalt Plant

Information Regarding Proposed Southeast Forsyth Asphalt Plant
There have been a number of questions regarding the proposed relocation of an asphalt plant on Granite Road in SE Forsyth.  We have created a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document to address some of these.   You can find the FAQ here. We also wanted to share additional documents regarding this. Information from C W Matthews Asphalt Plant Public Meeting Information on subdivision values near the quarry Information on asphalt plant pollution Information on a North Carolina Community Health Survey Report A report on North Carolina Toxic Air Pollutants Program Letter of Support from the Forsyth County Chamber

Forsyth County Animal Shelter Waives Adoption Fees for the Holidays

Forsyth County Animal Shelter Waives Adoption Fees for the Holidays
Third annual “Home for the Holidays” adoption promotion available through January 2   To help make holiday wishes come true for families, and pets, the Forsyth County Animal Shelter is waiving their standard $85 pet adoption fee. The Home for the Holidays promotion begins Saturday, Nov. 30 and will be available for pet adoptions through Jan. 2, 2020. “Home for the holidays has become a time of the year that the entire staff at the shelter looks forward to because we know that our wonderful animals have a great opportunity at finding their forever homes,” said Animal Shelter Manager Cindy Iacopella. “Each of these pets deserves a family to go ...

Update on Transportation Improvement Projects

Update on Transportation Improvement Projects
Forsyth County is continually working to improve our roads – click here to view a status update on the many transportation projects underway! Thanks to the citizens of Forsyth County for approving both the Transportation Bond and SPLOST sales tax program funding these projects.   Be sure to check out the interactive transportation projects map at forsythco.com/transportation where you can always find updated details on county transportation projects including road widenings, intersection improvements and more.

Forsyth County Fire Department Begins Aerial’s House Toy Collection

Forsyth County Fire Department Begins Aerial’s House Toy Collection
Seventeenth annual toy collection helps children in need during the holiday season   The Forsyth County Fire Department is asking for residents’ help in making the holiday season brighter for children in need with the annual Aerial’s House toy collection. The initiative gets its name from a piece of equipment which is used by the Fire Department known as an aerial ladder truck.   New, unwrapped toys for local children in need, between newborn and 18 years old, may be dropped off beginning Nov. 11 through Dec. 11 at any Forsyth County fire station or the Fire Department Headquarters (3520 Settingdown Rd.). In December, donations for Aerial’s House may also ...

Be A ‘Holiday Angel’ For a Local Senior Citizen This Holiday Season

Be A ‘Holiday Angel’ For a Local Senior Citizen This Holiday Season
Forsyth County Senior Services invites residents to participate in the 2019 Holiday Gift Angels Program throughout the holiday season.   Personalized gift request tags containing the name of a local senior citizen as well as a gift idea are available at any Forsyth County Senior Services location. To become a holiday gift angel:   1.         Pick up a gift request tag for a local senior citizen at any of the three Forsyth County Senior Services locations.   2.         Acquire a gift. Each gift request tag lists the name of a local senior citizen along with a gift idea for him/her.   3.         Bring the unwrapped gift – in a gift bag with the gift ...

Give the Gift of a Holiday Meal to a Local Senior Citizen

Give the Gift of a Holiday Meal to a Local Senior Citizen
Forsyth County residents can give the gift of a nutritious meal, friendly visit and safety check to a local homebound senior this holiday season. Meals purchased with a holiday gift certificate through Forsyth County Senior Services will be delivered through the Meals on Wheels program.   Those interested in purchasing a holiday gift certificate may choose to provide meals for a day, week, month or year. The cost for a meal certificate is $4 for one day, $20 for one week, $85 for one month and $1,000 for an entire year.   Checks should be made payable to Forsyth County Senior Services, Holiday Gift Certificate Program and may be ...

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