Acworth News for July 2018

published July 18, 2018.  Sharing news and events from the City of Acworth.

Expanded and Renovated Senior Center Open in North Cobb

Thank you to everyone who came out in support as we celebrated the reopening of North Cobb Senior Center with a ribbon cutting ceremony. We can now comfortably accommodate even more great activities and events for our older adults because the 9,000 square foot renovation and expansion doubled the senior center’s previous size. The additions include activity rooms, pool tables, a coffee bar and a small library.
This $2.6 million project was funded by the voter-approved 2011 and 2016 Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax. Come and check out the new digs! North Cobb Senior Center is located in the back of Kennworth Park, 3900 S. Main St., Acworth.
Pictured above: Cobb County elected officials and staff along with Jeff Drobney, City of Kennesaw and Mayor Tommy Allegood, Acworth, joined in the ribbon cutting.

Acworth-Kennesaw Health Center IS open

Cobb and Douglas Public Health’s new Acworth-Kennesaw Health Center is now open! It is located at 3810 Old Highway 41 NW, Kennesaw. The facility will provide improved access quality care for residents using clinical services such as Women, Infant and Children Nutrition (WIC), family planning, adult health, international travel health and immunizations. For more information, visit cobbanddouglaspublichealth.com or call 770-974-3330.

FROM THE DESK OF ACWORTH’S MAYOR, TOMMY ALLEGOOD

All of us in Acworth take a lot of pride in our city and love to celebrate the accomplishments of our business owners every chance we get. This past month, the Cobb Chamber of Commerce announced the Top 25 Small Businesses of the Year for 2018. We are proud to be the home of two small businesses who made the list! Congratulations to Henry’s Louisiana Grill and to the Georgia Trade School for being recognized and for playing such an important role in our community.

The city has been working hard on the design and execution of our downtown projects. The roundabout is underway and we are excited to reveal its surprise award winning feature to the community! If you happen to be visiting the Logan Expansion, you will see the wall being constructed along the boulevard and how close the park is actually located to our Historic Downtown. All of these projects, as well as the future Depot Park, which will be located on Main Street in downtown Acworth beside the red caboose, and the Acworth Community Center, located at the corner of Cherokee Street and Logan Road, are scheduled to be completed by early 2019.

If you have not already visited the Art House, home of the Acworth Arts Alliance, we encourage you to do so! The “Summer Splash” Exhibit features the works of approximately 45 artists who are local to Acworth and the Northwest Atlanta area. A wide variety of mediums and styles are included in this exhibit, which will run through Saturday, July 28.
God Bless, Tommy Allegood!

ACWORTH BUSINESS ASSOCIATION news

Dave McClanahan, CFP® PRESIDENT

We had a special Alive After Five in June. We hosted our friends at the Kennesaw Business Association at the second annual ABA-KBA Dodgeball game at Skyzone trampoline park. After a hard-fought battle, ABA was able to claim victory. Not bragging. (…well maybe just a little ) More importantly, a great time was had by all. We always enjoy networking and doing business with our amazing friends and neighbors in Kennesaw. Pictured above:The two youngest members of the teams, Aidan Hilber and Carson Pope, are holding the trophy, while members of both teams cheer.
Other notable events included our 2 Morning Jolt referral events on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month, where we saw more than 40 referrals passed and fantastic closed business from mutual client introductions. Susan Brown with Impact Coaching spoke at our always packed Women’s Business Network luncheon. Business is hotter than ever in Acworth this summer!
ABA is Going Strong all Summer Long

ABA’s theme for 2018 is Show up, Dive in, Stay at it. When it comes to business, summertime is the season to Stay at it. Many of us are traveling and enjoying time with family, and it can be a challenge for local business owners and professionals to win new business. That’s where the ABA comes in. ABA is going strong all summer long.

Summertime is also the time to gear up for a fantastic fall season. If you do business in Acworth, or would like to, now is the time to get connected with your fellow business owners and professionals. You need us and we need you! Acworth is extremely pro-business, and we have one of the most inviting and helpful business communities in Atlanta. When our local businesses prosper, it raises the tide for all of Acworth. When it comes to growing your business, there is no substitute for good, old-fashioned, active business relationships. Go to Acworthbusiness.org/join to join the ABA and help us help you take your business to the next level.

CITY OF ACWORTH’S Senior Activities

Senior Chair Yoga – Learn stretching and strengthening exercises, breathing techniques and much more during this class. This 12 week session will be held on Monday’s beginning August 13. Classes will be held from 10:00 a.m. -10:45 a.m. and again from 11:00 a.m. -11:45 a.m. at the Roberts School Community Education Center in Acworth.

Senior Cardio Combo – Elevate your metabolism by moving rhythmically to music. Strengthen and tighten muscles using free weights. This 12 week session will be held on Thursday’s beginning August 16. Classes will be held from 10:00 a.m. -10:45 a.m. and again from 11:00 a.m. -11:45 a.m. at the Roberts School Community Education Center in Acworth.

Cost of the classes are FREE to City of Acworth residents and $15 for non-residents. Register online at www.acworthparksandrecreation.org or in person at 4762 Logan Road, Acworth, 30101.

Acworth Football and Cheerleading

The Acworth Football and Cheerleading Association provides competitive and instructional football and cheerleading opportunities for children between the ages of five and twelve. Teams are grouped according to age and weight. Football players are placed on teams with other children of similar skill and experience. Practice begins the last week in July and ends in early to middle November. Once the season starts practice will be held three nights a week with a game on Saturday. Registration rates, league information, and on-site registration dates can be found on the Acworth Warriors website: www.acworthwarriors.com.

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