WebSaveDateCovering the Bases will look a little different this year! Save the date for this year’s event as it marks the 12th Annual Fundraiser for the Horizon Field. The Covering the Bases Gala will be held on Thursday, November 14th at the Tanyard Creek Overlook in the Acworth Community Center (4361 Cherokee Street Acworth 30101). Gala tickets include a unique fine dining experience, charity auction, and jazz ensemble. Cocktail attire is required.

The Gala is for adults, but onsite supervision for children and athletes, separate from the Gala, will be available at the Acworth Community Center and is included in the cost of your Gala ticket. Chick-Fil-A dinner and activities will be provided. Attendees must register by November 1 to be eligible for onsite childcare.  

The Covering the Bases Gala is a partnership between the Acworth Police Department, the Special Needs Development Group, and the community. Funds from this event help us to keep league costs down, replace/improve the quality of adaptive equipment, upgrade the quality/quantity of program uniforms, and increase the number of participants and programs offered. It’s time to celebrate the many athletes that participate in the Horizon League’s programs and celebrate over 10 years of adaptive sports programming.  Covering the Bases not only raises funds to advance its mission (to strive for a better quality of life for children and adults with special needs), but it also raises awareness for our cause.

For more information on purchasing tickets or sponsorship's please visit coveringthebases.org or contact Lauren Ham at lham@acworth.org or (770) 917-1234.  


Turkey copyOn Saturday, November 23, enjoy an exhilarating 5K run, jog, or walk through Historic Downtown Acworth and along the shores of beautiful Lake Acworth. The City of Acworth Parks, Recreation and Community Resource Department presents this annual Thanksgiving tradition to benefit the Tackle Hunger Program! For the past ten years, Turkey Chase runners have helped stock local food pantries during the holiday season! Be sure to save the date for this special event.  Participants of all ages and abilities are welcome. All participants must bring a non-perishable food item on the day of the race to receive a race number and t-shirt.


 Registration for the Untimed Fun Run for age 13 and over is $10 before noon on November 20 or $20 on the day of the race.  Registration for the Untimed Fun Run for kid’s age 6 to12 is $5 before noon on November 20 or $10 on the day of the race.  Kids 5 & under are free. 


 There is a Timed Run for participants 10 years old and up, the cost of the Timed Run is $20 before noon on November 20.  The 5K Fun Run will begin at 9:00 a.m. and the 2K walk at 9:15 a.m. on Main Street in Downtown Acworth. There will be a “Little Pilgrim” Trot for children up to age 5 beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Main Street.


 For more information, to register and for sponsorship opportunities visit www.acworthturkeychase.com.


santaArrivalThe City of Acworth, along with their partner NorthStar Church is excited to host this year's Santa’s Arrival!  Santa arrives in Historic Downtown Acworth on Senator Russell Avenue on Friday, December 6.  Festivities will begin at 5:30 p.m. and Santa is scheduled to arrive at 6:30 p.m.  There will be a host of live performances and activities until 8:30 p.m. to help Santa kickoff the holiday season.  Don’t forget to visit Frana Brown Park, where you can peruse the beautiful Festival of Trees!  Bring the entire family to hear Mayor Tommy Allegood read The Night before Christmas and watch the lighting of the tree on the Plaza behind Henry's.  Enjoy pictures with Mr. Claus, eating candy canes with all his elves, and filling the streets with the holiday spirit.  Pictures with Santa are free each year and begin at 6:45 p.m.  There will not be a photographer onsite, so please plan on bringing your camera to capture the special moment. 


 For questions pertaining to this event, please contact Kim Watt at kwatt@acworth.org.


Christmas-in-Acworth-240x300Main Street Acworth kicks things off with a Merchants Open House on Saturday, November 30, the day after Black Friday.  This is known as Small Business Saturday and we encourage everyone to shop local!  Shop the sales and sample treats in our downtown stores.  Wild BlossomsRustic Ruby, and Pearl’s Spa always have beautifully decorated windows for the season.  On the north end of Main Street, stroll through Frana Brown Park to see the festival of trees.  Local school groups and businesses decorate Christmas trees donated by the Acworth Home Depot.  While on the north end, make sure to visit the Serendipity House and shop their amazing Christmas selection.  This historic Victorian home, features room after room of one-of-a-kind gifts and ornament lovers are sure to find the perfect addition for their Christmas trees.


On Saturday, December 7 and Saturday, December 14, we will be celebrating “Christmas in Acworth”!  Santa will be at the Depot on Main Street starting at 1:00 p.m. for storytime, followed by pictures with Santa from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on both days.  Pictures are free of charge.  Make sure to bring your own camera to capture this special moment, as no photographer will be on-site.  In addition to pictures, there will also be free horse and carriage rides available on December 14 departing from Senator Russell Ave.  We hope to see you this holiday season for Christmas in Acworth!



PNG FLYER Breakfast with the GrinchHe's been on the naughty list, but he's trying to be nice. Join us for Breakfast with the Grinch at the Acworth Community Center on Saturday, December 14 starting at 9:00 a.m.! Enjoy breakfast while the Grinch visits with each table for photo opportunities and to share Christmas wishes. After breakfast, the Grinch will join us as we create Grinch themed ornaments and crafts. Space is limited, must register each family member attending breakfast. This event is $10 for residents and $15 for non-residents. Click here to register. 


Menorah-Lighting-BannerThe City of Acworth invites everyone to our annual Menorah Lighting Ceremony on Monday, December 23 at 6:00 p.m.  This will be the second night of Hanukkah. The Menorah is located at the corner of Cowan Road and Main Street in Downtown Acworth. Rabbi Zalman Charytan from the Chabad Jewish Center will officiate the lighting with Mayor Tommy Allegood assisting.  

The eight day Jewish holiday commemorates the Jewish Maccabees' military victory over Syrian-Greek oppression more than 2,000 years ago. During Hanukkah, Jews across the world celebrate the miracle of light that burnt for eight days out of a single-days-worth of oil found in the Temple. One Hanukkah candle is lit the first night and an additional candle is lit each successive night. The holiday is a celebration of religious freedom and hope.

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