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The City of Douglas announces plans for hosting a variety of events in celebration of Georgia Cities Week, April 21 through April 27, 2019. The theme of this year’s Georgia Cities Week is “Georgia’s Cities: True Colors,” which will showcase how cities share information about the valuable services provided to residents and how cities positively impact their way of life. This is the 20th year Georgia Cities Week has been celebrated in the state.
“We are very proud of our city and want to encourage citizens to experience the mixture of activities that we have to offer,” said Mayor Tony Paulk. “Activity in our city promotes Douglas to visitors and shows that businesses, festivals, and events in Douglas are community driven. These efforts improve our city and enhance Douglas’ quality of life.”
To kickoff events for Georgia Cities Week, the Public Works Department will offer Tire Amnesty Week that will be held on Monday, April 22 – Friday, April 26 8:30am-4:30pm and Saturday, April 27 8:30am – 12Noon. Tire Amnesty Week, will allow citizens of Douglas to dispose of up to 4 tires per resident at the City Pole Yard located on S. Pearl Avenue, adjacent to the Post Office. Proof of residency is required. No commercial and no farm tires will be accepted. Rubber only – no rims.
Spring Junk Free Week will be Monday, April 22 through Friday, April 26, 2019, between the hours of 8:30am – 4:30pm and on Saturday, April 27 8:30am -12Noon, at the City Pole Yard located on South Pearl Avenue, adjacent to the Post Office. For citizens inside the city limits of Douglas, fees will be waived, during this one week, on big household and junk items. This will not apply to tires or hazardous chemicals. Items can be dropped off at the City of Douglas Pole Yard (off Pearl Avenue, adjacent to the post office). Citizens must provide a copy of their utility bill as residency proof.
The regularly scheduled City Commission meeting will be held on Monday, April 22 at 7pm at City Hall. During the meeting, the new Douglas Mayor’s Youth Council will be sworn in for 2019-2020. Two Commit 2 B Fit walks are scheduled for Tuesday, April 23 and Thursday, April 25 at 5:15pm at Wheeler Park. The City will kick-off a social media campaign highlighting each department within the City of Douglas and the employees in the department.
The City of Douglas Customer Service Department will host its Customer Appreciation Month during the month of April. Customers can register for one of five $100 credits that will be given away on Friday, May 3, 2019. City employees & immediate family are not eligible to register. Customer Appreciation Month will end with a complimentary hot dog lunch with chips and Coca-Cola soft drink on Friday, May 3, 2019, from 11am-3pm at City Hall.
On Wednesday, April 24, Coffee Alliance for Arts will host Munch and Music at Emma Ward Park at 12noon and will showcase the Coffee High School Show Choir. Everyone is invited to bring their lunch and hear some great music. Drinks and cookies will be available for purchase.
The first Community Housing and Resource Fair will be held on Friday, April 26, 2019, 9am-2pm, at Roundtree Center, located at 801 S. Gaskin Avenue, Douglas, Georgia. Citizens of Douglas are encouraged to attend this housing fair to receive resources and information from local and state agencies about renting and becoming a first-time homeowner. There will be FREE giveaways, FREE credit counseling, and more important information for low to moderate income levels.
Main Street’s Spring Shop Local Open House will feature two days of shopping at local businesses on Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27 from 10am – 4pm. Douglas Downtown merchants will have two days packed with bargains, special clearances, and sidewalk sales.
On Saturday, April 27, 2019, City of Douglas residents are encouraged to participate in the monthly junk drop off day at the City Pole Yard located at Pearl Avenue from 8:30am-12Noon. Citizens are asked to clean up around their homes and take advantage of this free service.
The City of Douglas and ESG Operations would like to invite citizens to volunteer to help clean up our roadsides by picking up litter and other debris by participating in the Great American Cleanup on Saturday, April 27, 9:00am – 11:30am. This is a great opportunity for clubs, organizations, churches, businesses, and individuals to roll up their sleeves and earn community service hours by making Douglas beautiful and find out more information on how to help Douglas become a Keep America Beautiful Affiliate. Great American Cleanup participants should arrive at Public Works (behind City Hall) at 9:00am. Groups will travel to areas in Douglas for cleanup. Cleanup will take place at 9:00am and last until 11:30pm. At the end of the cleanup, volunteers will be treated to a complimentary lunch at the Public Works Department. Participants are encouraged to take photos and share on social media with the #KeepDouglasGABeautiful, #CleanYOURBlock, or #DoBeautifulThings. To volunteer to help with the cleanup, please call 912-389-3450.
For more information on Georgia Cities Week activities, please call (912)383-0277 or visit www.cityofdouglas.com.