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Mulberry Creek Community Center Anniversary Party and Open House

Today, the Mulberry Creek Community Center will celebrate its first anniversary party and open house from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Mulberry Creek’s open house, sponsored by Wells Fargo, will feature free puppet shows by Kaiser Permanente Educational Theatre Programs, ice cream from Bruster’s of Gainesville, giveaways and class demonstrations. SafeKids Gainesville/Hall County, Hall County Fire Services and the LifeSouth bloodmobile will be onsite. The Scholastic Book Fair will be open during the event. 

This event will also host a children’s coloring contest and entries will be posted and contest winners announced during the open house.

Winners, which be announced at the event, will be awarded in three different age categories.

Mulberry Creek Coloring Contest

On November 13th,  the Mulberry Creek Community Center will celebrate its first anniversary party and open house.

This event will also host a children’s coloring contest and entries will be posted and contest winners announced during the open house.

Coloring contest forms are available at www.hallcountyrec.org and at Mulberry Creek Community Center.

Winners, which be announced at the event, will be awarded in three different age categories. Each child will be allowed one entry and entries must be received no later than Nov. 1 and can be dropped off or mailed to: Mulberry Creek Community Center, 4491 JM Turk Road, Flowery Branch, GA 30542.

 

Commissioner Hall to participate in Leadership Programs

Commissioner Ashley Bell, Hall County's youngest ever Commissioner and one of the youngest in the State of Georgia, has been selected to participate in two leadership programs that will prepare him to tackle tough issues in local government.

Commissioner Bell has been selected to be a part of the 2011 class of Leadership Georgia, an educational experience that deals with issues confronting our state. Outstanding authorities speak and lead discussions designed to provide information and understanding on problems and opportunities in the state.

From October 17-22, Commissioner Bell will attend “Leadership for the 21st Century: Chaos, Conflict and Courage,” a program at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. The program helps officials find ways to approach real-life problems with the help of experienced leaders, from Harvard professors, to Congressmen, to Parliamentarians from London.

Harvest Balloon Festival, this weekend

This weekend, Sterling on the Lake (7004 Lake Sterling Boulevard, Flowery Branch) are hosting “Harvest Balloon Festival,” two full days of fun in the sky and on land.

Come Discuss the Status of the Glades Reservoir

The Hall County Board of Commissioners will hold a presentation and open discussion regarding the current status of the Glades Reservoir on Oct. 12 at the Georgia Mountains Center (301 Main St. SW, Gainesville).

The objective of the meeting is to openly communicate some of the history and current status of the project, as well as determine the next steps.

The Commission will have its regularly scheduled work session at 9 a.m. Oct. 12, then begin the Glades Reservoir workshop at approximately 10 a.m. The public is invited to attend.

 

 

Hall County offices closed Monday, Oct. 11

On Monday, Oct. 11, Hall County’s administrative offices, courts and community centers will be closed for an employee furlough day.

Public safety and necessary public works personnel will continue service as usual. The landfill and compactor sites will remain open to the public. Many county services are always available online; residents can renew a vehicle tag or business license, find a new pet, pay taxes and more at hallcounty.org.

The Hall County Board of Commissioners instituted monthly unpaid furloughs for all employees to compensate for revenue shortfalls due to the recession.

National Fire Prevention Week in Hall County

Hall County Fire Services will be working hard during the month of October to educate Hall County residents about the importance of smoke alarms during National Fire Prevention Week. 

In addition to fire safety education, the public will get an up-close look at the equipment and vehicles used by the fire department. Here is a schedule of events: