Newnan celebrating Georgia Cities Week
by Celia Shortt
Newnan is celebrating Georgia Cities Week from April 13 to 19 and will be holding a variety of events throughout that time, highlighting this year’s theme, “Georgia’s Cities: People Place Purpose.”
A keystone event for the week will be the People Place Purpose Open House at the Newnan Carnegie Library on April 16 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
“We want to invite everyone to attend this informative and fun Newnan People Place Purpose Open House,” said Gina Snider, city public information officer. “This will give citizens an opportunity to ask questions and really learn about local government.”
The open house will feature members of Newnan’s city commissions and staff who will be available to discuss all the various services Newnan provides to its citizens. Lunch will be provided.
Another major part of Newnan’s celebration for Georgia Cities Week is the People Place Purpose Match Up game. It will be held on Facebook and takes place from April 10 to 16. During that time, there will be two winners each day. Each one will receive a city logo item or Main Street Newnan Money.
Their prizes will be handed out at the People Place Purpose Open House on April 16.
“We are very proud of our city and the services we provide that make it attractive to residents and visitors,” said Snider. “Too often, people are unaware of how cities enhance their quality of life, and we like them to participate in these events and learn more about local government.”
Other events for Georgia Cities Week include:
• A city inspired art contest at the local high schools. Art students were encouraged to participate in submitting their best entries of art depicting this year’s theme. The top five art pieces will be displayed at city hall for the month of April. The winners will be announced at a later date.
• The 14th annual spring picnic for employees will be held on Friday, April 18 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Newnan Utilities Cabin. This year’s taco bar shows city employees appreciation for all the hard work they do every day to make the city a great place to live.