SPECIAL OLYMPICS POLAR PLUNGE
The Special Olympics Polar Plunge, hosted by the Law Enforcement Torch Run For Georgia, will take place at Acworth Beach at Cauble Park on Saturday, February 22. 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
The Acworth Parks, Recreation and Community Resource Department are excited to host the annual Daddy Daughter Dance on Saturday, March 14, from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at the Acworth Community Center. This year’s theme is Masquerade Dance!
All girls ages 13 and under and their dads or adult male chaperones are invited to attend the dance. This event provides a great opportunity for dads and daughters to spend a special evening together. The event will include a DJ, light refreshments, gifts for the girls, and optional pictures by a professional photographer.
For City of Acworth residents, and tickets to the dance are $30.00 per couple. Registration for non-residents is $40.00 per couple. Additional daughters will 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.
ACWORTH EASTER EGG HUNT
The City of Acworth and Freedom Church would like to invite your family to experience an egg hunt like you’ve never seen before! The event will take place on Friday, April 3 at the Acworth Sports Complex, located at 4000 South Main St. The egg hunt will be held on the baseball fields and we ask all participants to please park on the baseball side of the complex. We will have concessions and activities before the hunt so make sure you arrive early.
Each year the hunt consists of 50,000 eggs! You won’t want to miss out on the fun or the Easter Bunny’s amazing arrival. This year he will be SKYDIVING into the event!
The Acworth Egg Hunt is broken down into five age groups and the start times will alternate between fields. Below you will find the schedule breakdown for last year:
- 6:30 p.m. – Gates open and concessions are available
- 7:15 p.m. – Easter Bunny Arrives
- 7:30 p.m. – 0-2 year olds (Field #1)
- 7:40 p.m. – 3-4 year olds (Field #2)
- 7:50 p.m. – 5-6 year olds (Field #3)
- 8:00 p.m. – 7-8 year olds (Field #4)
- 8:10 p.m. – 9-10 year olds (Field #1)
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