Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration and Day of Service

mlk logoThe Acworth Parks, Recreation and Community Resource Department will host the 6th annual Martin Luther King, JrDay Celebration and 8th Annual Day of Service on Monday, January 21, 2019.  Festivities will begin with a unity walk from the Rosenwald School to Zion Hill Baptist Church, where the ceremony will be held.  The walk will begin at 9:30 a.m. and the ceremony will begin at 10:00 a.m.  

Immediately following the ceremony, the Acworth Achievers Mentoring and After School Program will host their Annual Day of Service.  They will be working on a service project at Roberts School Community Center and welcome other volunteers from the community to join them!  The Acworth Achievers are currently hosting a drive to collect items for an organization called Foster4Love and their Birthday Box Program.  This program is designed to benefit foster children throughout Cobb County, ages 0- 21, many of who need our help making their birthday feel special.  Contributions are appreciated and can be dropped off at the Acworth Parks, Recreation and Community Resource Department. 

For more information on this event, please contact Mychal Lewis at mlewis@acworth.org

Special Olympics Polar Plunge
The 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. 

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