hunting for candy canes at free family event
County PARKS will host the annual Candy Cane Hunt from
10:00am-noon, Saturday, December 7th,
at The Mable House. Families will enjoy decorating cookies,
roasting marshmallows, building ginger bread houses
and hunting for candy canes. This free event will also
include a photo with Santa and is sponsored by the South
Cobb Business Association and the Kermit C. Sanders
Lodge 13 Fraternal Order of Police.
House is located at 5239 Floyd Road, Mableton. For more
information, call (770) 528-8885.
your family to this fun annual holiday event to be
held Saturday, December 14th at 10:00am
at the Ward Recreation
Center. Enjoy brunch, make a gingerbread house,
sing Christmas carols, and watch a fun play. This
year's production is of "A Charlie Brown Christmas".
Fee is $10 per person, pre-registration is required.
To register, call (770) 528-8885 or register online
(activity code 63843).
This is an event that will be enjoyed by the entire
family - don't forget to wear your pajamas!!!
Me' Tea at The Mable House
and have tea with your favorite princess! The 'Mommy
and Me' Tea Party will be held Sunday, December
8th at the Mable House Arts Center. We have
two seating times available: 12:30pm and 2:00pm. Space
is limited so call (770) 819-3285 and make your reservations
early. Tables are available that seat 4 ($40), 6 ($60),
or 8 ($80). You are sure to have a delectable time!
Empty Bowl Brunch
This year's Empty Bowl Brunch will be held on December
15th from 11:00am-1:30pm. The Empty Bowl
Brunch is where pottery teachers, staff, and students
have donated their time and talents to make bowls
that will be sold for charity. This is by far our
favorite day of the holiday season! Get your ticket
to purchase a beautiful hand-made bowl and have your
fill of home-made soups or chilis!
funds go to local charities helping to make everyone's
season bright! Our Empty Bowl Brunch has raised over
$20,000 for local charities since our first brunch
in 2002. Volunteers are needed to make bowls, donate
soup, chili or bread, sell tickets, assist patrons
in selecting bowls or serve food and beverages. To
volunteer, call (770) 509-2700. Tickets can be purchased
at The Art Place - Mountain View (checks made out
to Mountain View Arts Alliance). For
more information visit www.theartplace.us.
“A Charlie Brown Christmas”
know the story - now see the play! St. Nick's Cafe
will host "A Charlie Brown Christmas" on
December 7th. The show is presented
by The Art Place and the Mountain View Arts Alliance.
Tickets are on sale at www.theartplace.us
or at The Art Place for limited walk-in purchases
(checks payable to MVAA or exact cash). Tickets
are $10 each for all ages. Shows are at 8:30am, 10:30am
and 12:30pm. Breakfast will be provided for the 8:30am
and 10:30am shows. Lunch will be provided at the 12:30pm
show. Food will be provided by Jason's Deli!
Center Honored; Group Raises Money for Charity
Mountain Tennis Center was recently honored by United
States Tennis Association - as its Georgia "Member
Organization of the Year". This award recognizes
outstanding services rendered to a USTA member organization
in Georgia. Selection is made on the basis of service
to the tennis community, service to the organization's
members and service to the game of tennis.
is the second time Lost Mountain Tennis Center has received
the award; the first was in 2004. Traci Thomas has managed
this facility since it opened in 2000 and she and her
staff are committed to providing quality and diverse
programs to the west Cobb community.
other news, the Lost Mountain Community Tennis Association
recentlydonated nearly $3,000 to the SafePath Advocacy
Center. The organization raised the money from the 2013
Halloween Fright Festival Tennis Tourney in October
and a silent auction held at Brookstone Country Club.
SafePath helps and intervenes with abused and neglected
children to educate and stop child abuse.
Employee Honored by State Organization
County PARKS employee Wendy Collins
recently earned the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association
presidential citation, presented during the organization's
annual business meeting. Collins was head of the 2013
Editorial Committee for GRPA, which publishes the association's
magazine three times a year.
Collins, who has been a GRPA member for 13 years, was
sworn onto the GRPA board of trustees and will serve
there for the next two years. She works for Cobb County
as a Recreation Coordinator managing Ward Recreation
Center. Congratulations to Wendy!!!
Comet Trail Bridge Sections Under Repair
Six pedestrian bridges along Cobb County’s 12.8-mile
Silver Comet Trail will be closed to the public this
winter while Cobb County Department of Transportation
(CCDOT) crews repair or replace pedestrian bridge ends
over Powder Springs Creek, Lucille Creek, Noses Creek,
Olley Creek, Nickajack Creek and Cooper Lake Road.
The repair work, funded by the 2011 SPLOST, will result
in consecutive closures of each pedestrian bridge from
Jan. to April 2014, resulting in NO ACCESS and NO DETOURS
across the bridges during construction. At the same
time the pedestrian bridge work is being conducted,
additional crews will be improving other areas along
the Silver Comet Trail by repairing fences, drainage
systems and grading. “The repairs will preserve the
original historic pedestrian bridges,” says Faye DiMassimo,
Director of Cobb County Department of Transportation.
“Once the work is completed, the pedestrian bridges
will be reopened providing safe access to all who enjoy
Cobb County officials strongly advise the public to
pay close attention to all warning signs and stay out
of CLOSED construction zones, as there will be severe
drop offs, some as deep as ten feet, which could cause
serious injury or death to anyone ignoring the posted
warnings. Not every area under construction will be
completed closed off to the public. CCDOT officials
warn trail users to slow down when approaching all signs,
and in areas not completely closed, and for bike users,
be prepared to dismount and walk through. More work
will be conducted on the Trail next spring where a rolling
trail closure will occur as the entire Silver Comet
trail is resurfaced. The combined projects will result
in the Cobb County Silver Comet Trail looking like a
Built between 1890 and 1904, the 61.5-mile Silver Comet
Trail follows the abandoned railroad line once traveled
by Silver Comet train passengers traveling from Atlanta
and Birmingham to New York, Philadelphia and Washington.
CCDOT converted the trail into a scenic 12.8 mile paved
multi-use trail in the 1990’s. The County section of
the trail begins in Smyrna and travels west through
southern parts of the County.
Information and project updates will be posted at www.cobbdot.org
or contact the project manager at email@example.com.