Friday, March 29, 2013
Proceeds from the event benefit Horizon Field.
Get ready to rev up your engines, Acworth. Classic cars will cruise down Main Street from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday. Every fifth Saturday of the month during the spring, summer and fall, the Lake City Cruisers, the city and downtown Acworth merchants hold Classic Car Cruises. While the event is free to the public, organizers request a $2 entry fee for all vehicles in the show. Proceeds benefit Acworth's Horizon Field. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.acworthparksandrecreation.org.
Saturday, June 30, 2012
Head to Historic Downtown Acworth this evening for the Classic Car Cruise.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Saturday, June 30, 2012
The City of Acworth is hosting a Classic Car Cruise today from 4 to 10 p.m. The event will be held on Main Street in Downtown Acworth. The Lake City Cruisers partner with the city and the downtown merchants to hold the event each month that has a fifth Saturday in the Spring, Summer and Fall. The event is free to the public. A $2 entry fee is requested for all vehicles in the show. All proceeds go to benefit the Horizon Field, an all inclusive special needs sports facility in Acworth. Contact Jeff Chase at email@example.com or visit www.acworthparksandrecreation.org for more information.
Friday, June 1, 2012
Have fun while supporting a good cause at this Saturday's community event.
- POLICE & FIRE
Friday, June 1, 2012
The Acworth Police Department wants to invite residents to this Saturday's Summer Block Party from 12-6 p.m. at the Firehouse Subs located at 3348 Cobb Parkway. There will be a K-9 demo at 2 p.m. with police and fire vehicles on hand. A dunk tank will be set up and Acworth police personnel will be in the tank. All proceeds from the dunk tank will go to this year's Covering the Bases event to benefit the special-needs Horizon Field. There will be a bounce house and free ballons for the kids as well as food specials offered by the Firehouse Subs and Menchies Frozen Yogurt. This is a great opportunity to support a great cause and your local businesses. And remember, Patch would love to share any photos and videos you take from the event. …
Friday, October 21, 2011
Lindsey Turner's Golden Soldiers organization wields the Golden Rule to fight for a better world.
That Golden Rule is what drives the founder of Golden Soldiers, Lindsey Turner of Acworth, who started the organization based on the need to take care of one another. “It’s not about a certain religion or one concept,” said Turner, 32. “It’s about needing something like this in our world today.” Golden Soldiers holds several events in and around Acworth, including mentoring at the Horizon Field for special-needs children on Saturdays for baseball games. The next game is this Saturday at 9 a.m. at Kennworth Park in Acworth. Golden Soldiers also rents out movie theaters and invites families with special-needs children to enjoy a sensory-friendly movie together. “Sitting through a two-hour movie can be challenging for those families,” Turner …
The City of Acworth Mayor and Board of Aldermen praised the efforts of the fundraising committees and the generosity of the citizenry.
The Mayor and Board of Aldermen of the City of Acworth made five presentations to organizations involved with a recent fundraiser and recognized Breast Cancer Awareness Month at their meeting Thursday evening. The “Covering the Bases” fundraising event helped the city's Horizon Field and Horizon League, a sports complex and sports league built with special needs children in mind (here's an example of the impact the field has had). The Acworth Police Department has been the chief fundraisers for the event, which has gone on for four years. This year's fundraiser lasted a full 24 hours (Sept. 24–25), and included people walking the bases of Horizon Field for the duration of the event. In addition, the “Ride for the Horizon” and “Shoot for …
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Justin Millwood's been in a wheelchair since he was born. On Saturday, he was able to walk the bases for the very first time.
Justin Millwood, a little boy from Acworth, has been in a wheelchair since the day he was born. Justin is a member of the Horizon League, and has played baseball on the special-needs Horizon Field in his wheelchair for four years. On Saturday, Oct. 15, the boy got to walk the bases of the field on his own feet, for the very first time. Family and community members stood by his side and cheer for him. It was a day Justin's dream came true, on Acworth's own "Field of Dreams". Earlier in September, the Annual Covering the Bases fundraiser took place on the Horizon Field, with thousands volunteering and joining the effort in supporting special needs children and youths. What would you like to say to Justin and his family? Share in the comments…
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
A 24-hour fundraiser to support special needs children and young adults took place at the Horizon Field in Acworth over the weekend.
The Horizon Field in Acworth was packed over the weekend with children and teens who are excited to start the fall baseball season, and thousands who came to participate in the Covering the Bases fundraiser. The 24-hour fundraiser hosted by the Acworth Police Department included baseball games, concerts, and dance performances, and hundreds of people continued walking the bases through the night. This year’s event attracted more than 50 local and national sponsors. Some community members also started their own fundraising efforts to help maximize the amount of donations. Covering the Bases helped raise more than $64,000 in the past three years for special needs children and young adults participating in the Horizon League.
Friday, September 23, 2011
Here are the things you need to know before starting the day on Sept. 23.
1. Weather. There is a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms today, with mostly cloudy and a high near 79, according to the National Weather Service. Tonight is expected to be partly cloudy, with a low around 57. Sunny weather is in for this weekend, with highs in low 80s. 2. In case you missed it. Take a Ride on the Wild Side: The North Georgia State Fair at Jim R. Miller Park opens Thursday and runs through Oct. 2. Find a breakdown of this year's fair from hours to event to prices. 3. Happening. The Acworth Police Department will be hosting the Fourth Annual Covering the Bases fundraiser to help raise money for the special needs Horizon Field and the Horizon League. The event will start 7 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 24 and last till 7…
Monday, September 12, 2011
Here are the things you need to know before starting the day on Sept. 12.
1. Weather. Sunny weather is in today, with a high near 85 and calm wind around 5 mph, according to the National Weather Service. Mostly clear skies are in for tonight, with a low around 57. 2. In case you missed it. Video: Allatoona High Remembers 9/11: A memorial service was held at Allatoona High School in Acworth to remember those who died Sept. 11, 2001. Touched By Terror: Patch Remembers 9/11 with 911 Snapshots from Around the Nation, published on The Huffington Post. Find the photo and story of Cpl. Todd Love from Acworth in Touched By Terror. You can revisit the original video story of Cpl. Love's homecoming in April on Patch. Also check out the 9/11 dedicated page, Marking 10 Years Since the Terror On Acworth Patch. 3. Happening. …
Saturday, May 21, 2011
A group of special needs children and community members received rock star treatment from professional wakeboard riders.
Wakeboarders might have taken the spotlight during the MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour in Acworth this week. But on Thursday evening, a group of local fans was the focus of attention during a two-hour special event held at Dallas Landing Park. Riders took a break from the competition, and spent some time with special needs children and community members who are participants in the Acworth Horizon Baseball League. They signed autographs, gave away T-shirts and other goodies, and took some kids and their parents on a wakeboarding boat ride. It was the first time for the Horizon League participants to get an up-close look at this fast-paced and action-packed water sport. The children enjoyed the exciting boat ride alongside their parents while…