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The City of Douglas announce plans to host during Georgia cities week, April 22-28

The City of Douglas announce plans to host during Georgia cities week, April 22-28 Submitted photo

The City of Douglas announces plans for hosting a variety of events in celebration of Georgia Cities Week, April 23 through April 28, 2018. The theme of this year’s Georgia Cities Week is “Georgia’s Cities in the Spotlight”, which will showcase how cities share information about the valuable services provided to residents and how cities positively impact their way of life.

“We are very proud of our town and want to encourage citizens to experience the mixture of activities that our city has 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 town 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 23 – Friday, April 27 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 28 8:30 a.m.–Noon. Tire Amnesty Week will allow citizens of Douglas to dispose of up to four 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 23 through Friday, April 27, 2018, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and on Saturday, April 28 8:30 a.m. -Noon, 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 23 at 7 p.m. at City Hall. Artwork from the 2018 Wiregrass Artists Guild Artists of the Year, Delores Coleman and Alesia Teston, is on display at the Douglas Visitor Information Center (AshleySlater House) from 8 a.m–5 p.m. until Friday, April 27, 2018. Two Commit 2 B Fit walks are scheduled for Tuesday, April 24 and Thursday, April 26 at 5:15 p.m. at Wheeler Park. The City will kick-off a social media trivia challenge on Monday, April 23. This trivia challenge will put the “spotlight” on our citizen’s knowledge of Douglas and how the city operates. Answer the daily question, like our page, and share the post for a chance to win a prize from the Douglas Visitor Information Center each day.

The City of Douglas Customer Service Department will host its Customer Appreciation Month during the month of April. Customers can register for the door prizes at City Hall through April 27, 2018. City employees & immediate family are not eligible to register. Customer Appreciation Month will end with a complimentary lunch on Friday, April 27, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at City Hall.

On Wednesday, April 25, Coffee Alliance for Arts will host Munch and Music at Emma Ward Park at Noon and will showcase Coffee High School’s Show Choir and Jazz Band. Everyone is invited to bring their lunch and hear some great music. Drinks and cookies will be available for purchase.

Main Street’s Spring Shop Local Open House will feature two days of shopping at local businesses on Friday, April 27 and Saturday, April 28 from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Main Street merchants will have two days packed with bargains, special clearances, and sidewalk sales. The Wiregrass Artists Guild’s Art Show and Sale will be held on Saturday, April 28, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at Heritage Station Museum. The art show & sale will spotlight several different styles of art from artists in our community for sale, as well as, artwork by the 2018 Artists of the Year, Delores Coleman and Alesia Teston.

The City of Douglas, South Georgia State College, 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 28, 9 –11:30 a.m. 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. Great American Cleanup participants should arrive at Public Works (behind City Hall) at 9 a.m. Groups will travel to areas on Gaskin Avenue and Pinecrest Drive for cleanup. The cleanup will take place at 9 a.m. and last until 11:30 p.m. At the end of the cleanup, volunteers will be treated to a complimentary lunch at South Georgia State College. Participants are encouraged to take photos and share on social media with the #CleanYOURBlock or #DoBeautifulThings. To volunteer to help with the cleanup, please call 912-389-3450 or Bobbi Hancock at 229-253-1243.

For more information on Georgia Cities Week activities, please call (912)383-0277 or visit www.cityofdouglas.com

Last modified onTuesday, 17 April 2018 11:00
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