CITY CELEBRATES GEORGIA CITIES WEEK WITH EARTH DAY CELEBRATION

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The annual Georgia Cities Week celebration will be held April 21-27. Georgia Cities Week gives cities an opportunity to celebrate community achievements, recognize volunteers, and share information about services available to citizens.

“We are thrilled to be participating in Georgia Cities Week this year,” said Chelsie Cosby, City of Thomasville customer experience liaison. “We have partnered with several community organizations to host an exciting event on Monday, April 22nd for local students that will combine Georgia Cities Week and Earth Day.”

The celebration will feature several kid-friendly activities like a coloring contest, pollinator workshop, climate change demonstrations, and more. “Many local and regional organizations are collaborating to bring this event to life. Keep Thomas County Beautiful is coordinating an educational component that will bring nine Thomasville and Thomas County schools to The Ritz Amphitheater,” said Cosby. “Other partners will be coming in to teach students about responsible recycling practices and conservation.”

“Keep Thomas County Beautiful is excited to partner with the City of Thomasville for Georgia Cities Week and our Earth Day celebration this year,” said Julie Murphree, executive director of Keep Thomas County Beautiful. “KTCB will also be honoring our Youth Environmental Stewardship (Y.E.S.) schools during a ceremony at the amphitheater during the event.”

Secure Records Solutions will also be on site from 11am-2pm for their annual Community Shred Day event. “Community Shred Day allows members of the community to drop off sensitive documents that they need properly disposed of at no charge,” said Anna Ligon, Solutions Creator with Secure Records Solutions. “We are excited to partner in the event and will have our shred truck on site to accept documents for shredding and recycling.”

The Earth Day Celebration in honor of Georgia Cities Week will be Monday, April 22nd, at the Ritz Amphitheater from 11 am to 2 pm. Other partners for this event include Bishop Hall Charter School, Hands on Thomas County, the UGA Extension Office, Thomasville Fire Rescue, and Golden Triangle out of Blakely, Georgia. For more information, please contact Chelsie Cosby at 229-227-4092.