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Senior Services’ October-November Newsletter Now Available

Senior Services’ October-November Newsletter Now Available
A Trunk & Treasure shopping event, Sexton Hall Art Gallery opening, caregiver support programs, day trips and more – it’s all offered for residents 50 and over by Forsyth County Senior Services! For details on what’s coming up, check out their Oct.-Nov. newsletter. Visit the Forsyth County Senior Services page for more information or call (770) 781-2178.

Ronald Reagan Boulevard Extension Open House Meeting Set for October 15

Ronald Reagan Boulevard Extension Open House Meeting Set for October 15
Residents are invited to attend a public information open house meeting to learn about plans to construct an extension to Ronald Reagan Blvd. Final construction plans for the project will be available during the informal open house from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 15 at South Forsyth High School (585 Peachtree Pkwy.). Engineering staff will be available to answer questions. “An informal open house of this nature is meant to inform residents and allow for more opportunities to answer individual questions concerning construction,” said Forsyth County Director of Engineering John Cunard. “We look forward to speaking with county ...

UPDATE: Trunk or Treat Safety Event Rescheduled for October 25 at Cumming Fairgrounds

UPDATE: Trunk or Treat Safety Event Rescheduled for October 25 at Cumming Fairgrounds
UPDATE: Due to weather concerns, the Trunk or Treat event is rescheduled for Friday, Oct. 25, from 6-9 p.m. at the Cumming Fairgrounds.  Annual Halloween safety event hosted by Forsyth County public safety   Local families are invited to the county’s annual Trunk or Treat Safety Event. The family-friendly event will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 25, at the Cumming Fairgrounds (235 Castleberry Road).    “Trunk or Treat is a fun event and is also an opportunity to share important safety information surrounding Halloween activities,” said Fire Chief Barry Head. “The fire department looks forward to Trunk or Treat every year and takes a great deal of ...

Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of Patriot Day, September 11

Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of Patriot Day, September 11
The United States flag will be displayed at half-staff at Forsyth County government facilities on Tuesday, September 11, 2019, in recognition of Patriot Day following a proclamation by President Donald J. Trump and Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp. By a joint resolution approved 12/18/2001, Public Law 107-89 has designated September 11 of each year as "Patriot Day" which also directs flags be lowered to half-staff for the entire day on September 11.

VIDEO: Play at the Park Family Fun Festival to be Hosted at Fowler Park

VIDEO: Play at the Park Family Fun Festival to be Hosted at Fowler Park
Family-friendly event to be held on Sept. 28   Forsyth County Parks & Recreation is proud to present the 17th annual Play at the Park Family Fun Festival Saturday, Sept. 28 at Fowler Park. The event is free to attend and offers family-friendly activities and entertainment.   “The annual Play at the Park event is a great opportunity for families to spend time together at the park for a day of fun,” said Parks & Recreation Director Jim Pryor. “There are exciting activities for everyone to enjoy and we are looking forward to another great turnout.”   From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., there will be kids’ activities, family entertainment, food trucks, ...

Forsyth County Recognized by the National Weather Service for Storm Preparedness

Forsyth County Recognized by the National Weather Service for Storm Preparedness
County recognized as a StormReady® community   The National Weather Service (NWS) and the Georgia StormReady Advisory Board have recognized Forsyth County as a StormReady® Community, a designation reflecting the county’s high level of severe weather preparedness. Forsyth County was first recognized as StormReady® in 2007.   To be certified as StormReady®, a community must: -           Establish a 24-hour warning point and emergency operations center -           Have more than one way to receive severe weather warnings and forecasts and to alert the public -           Create a system that monitors weather conditions locally -           Promote the importance of public readiness through community seminars -      Develop a formal hazardous weather plan, which includes training severe weather spotters and holding emergency ...

VIDEO: Watch the New Episode of ‘Your Forsyth’

VIDEO: Watch the New Episode of ‘Your Forsyth’
Fowler Park prepares for the annual Play at the Park Family Fun Festival, the Fire Department breaks ground on Station 11 on Pittman Rd. and residents are invited to a community workshop to help shape the identity of southeastern Forsyth County! 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.  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 county government’s Facebook page – www.facebook.com/ForsythCountyGovernment – and TV Forsyth On ...

September is National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month
Residents encouraged to plan and prepare for emergencies   September is National Preparedness Month and the Forsyth County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) urges residents to take time during throughout the month to plan and prepare for disasters and emergency situations.   “There is never a wrong time to prepare for how you and your family will respond to an emergency situation,” said Forsyth County EMA Director Chris Grimes. “With school back in session and families returning to their routines after the summer break, September is a great opportunity to put an emergency plan in place or review and update emergency procedures.”   The theme for National Preparedness Month 2019 is “Prepared, Not Scared.” Throughout the ...

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