Special Olympics Polar Plunge
Polar-Plunge-LogoThe 2019 Special Olympics Polar Plunge, hosted by the Law Enforcement Torch Run For Georgia, will take place at Acworth Beach at Cauble Park on Saturday in February. 23, 2019.  Gates open at 11:00 a.m. and the Plunge begins at 1:00 p.m.

The purpose behind the Polar Plunge is to support and spread awareness for the 27,115 Special Olympics Georgia athletes. The Polar Plunge is the largest fundraising effort benefiting Special Olympics. Many states across the nation participate in this annual event through the efforts of their Law Enforcement Torch Run program. The Polar Plunge is an official Law Enforcement Torch Run event.

Anyone with a little guts and a warm heart wanting to support the athletes of Special Olympics Georgia is welcome to participate! Participants collect pledges from friends and family in exchange for the opportunity to jump into icy waters in the middle of winter. All proceeds collected by “plungers” will benefit the athletes of Special Olympics Georgia. Prizes will be awarded in several categories, including best costume, highest individual fundraiser, highest team fundraiser, and many more.

Visit www.specialolympicsga.org for more information on Special Olympics Georgia.

Daddy Daughter Dance
DDD2013The Acworth Parks, Recreation and Community Resource Department will be hosting our annual Daddy Daughter Dance on Saturday, March 23, from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.  This year we will be hosting a Sock Hop!  The location is still being determined.  We have pushed the dance back this year in hopes of having this be the very first event held at the brand new Acworth Community Center!  This will be dependent on weather and the facility completion date.  The alternate location will be at North Cobb High School in the Cafeteria.     

We invite all girls ages 13 and under to attend our Sock Hop with their dads or adult male chaperone.  The daddy-daughter duos will dress in their leather jackets and poodle skirts and dance the night away!  It will be a great opportunity for dads and their daughters to spend a special evening together.  The event will include a DJ, light refreshments, gifts for the girls, and a photographer will be set up for optional pictures. 

Registration for this event opens on January 7 for City of Acworth residents and the cost is $30.00 per couple.  Registration for non-residents opens on January 14 and the cost is $40.00 per couple.  Additional daughters cost $10.00 each.  Make sure to pre-register for this event!  Day-of Registrations will not be guaranteed a gift and increased rates will apply.

Click here to register. 

Spring Classic Car Cruise
Car_Cruise_800x629On Saturday, March 30, the city will host a Classic Car Cruise in Downtown Acworth. The event will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Main Street in the historic two block district.  The Lake City Cruisers partner with the city and the downtown Acworth merchants to hold these Classic Car Cruises three times each year.

The event is free to the public. A $2 entry fee is requested for all vehicles in the cruise.  All proceeds go to the Horizon Field, an all-inclusive special needs sports facility in Acworth.

For more information contact Jeff Chase at jchase@acworth.org or call 770-917-1234.

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