Cartersville High School's Beta Club won largest volunteer cleanup program's Georgia School award and Bartow County's 4-H won its 4-H award.
Friday, May 3, 2013
Monday, March 11, 2013
The Cartersville nonprofit's 12th-annual Duck Derby Festival: Ducks of the Etowah is set for May 18, but the goal of 25,000 ducks to "set sail" on the Etowah River need to sold by volunteers.
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Georgia Highlands College foundation made 89 awards totaling $77,000 for the 2012-2013 academic year and several Cartersville and Bartow County students and donors are among the college's honorees.
Friday, January 25, 2013
The event at Cartersville Country Club will bring together supporters and teams to begin preparing for the annual fundraising event to give every baby a healthy start.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
The 1.4-mile fun run for all ages and levels of runners precedes Cartersville's Christmas parade and benefits Advocates for Bartow's Children.
Advocates for Bartow's Children is tying on jingle bells to host its first-annual Jingle Jog fun run in Cartersville in December. Partnering with the Cartersville Exchange Club, runners will lead the Cartersville Christmas parade along the parade route and then settle in with thousands of onlookers to ring in the holiday season. Sponsored by Gary Fox, CPA and McDonalds, Jingle Jog is a 1.4-mile fun run for all ages and levels of runners. Participants are asked to dress up in their wackiest holiday gear and prizes will be awarded to our top three favorite costumes and the overall winner of the race. Each runner will also receive bells for jingling down Main Street, a long-sleeved signature T-shirt and a sweet treat at the end of the race. …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
The 12th-annual event provides a pre-Thanksgiving Dinner for senior citizens, shelter residents, poverty-stricken families, veterans and youths in Cartersville.
Friday, November 9, 2012
Cartersville and Adairsville volunteers are collecting toys, school supplies and hygiene products for children in need.
While most people in the United States are preparing for holiday activities, Cartersville and Adairsville volunteers with Operation Christmas Child—the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind—are filling shoe box gifts with toys, school supplies and hygiene items for needy children overseas. "I think you realize with this project that you’re able to reach so many people from home, and it’s something the whole family can do. The kids enjoy getting to go and purchase items for shoe boxes,” volunteer Stacy Cook told The Daily Tribune News. "...My family, we love Operation Christmas Child because it’s a way that we give a gift to children who may never have had a gift in their life before. "But ultimately, it’s the No. 1 way that we can …
Monday, October 29, 2012
Weyland Billingsley and Charlie Pitchford, both American Red Cross disaster volunteers, deployed over the weekend to Wilkes-Barre, PA, and Princeton, N.J., respectively.
Two Cartersville residents are among the more than 1,300 disaster workers deployed to help those affected by Hurricane Sandy. Weyland Billingsley and Charlie Pitchford, both American Red Cross disaster volunteers, deployed over the weekend to Wilkes-Barre, PA, and Princeton, N.J., respectively. Billingsley will serve as government liaison in the wake of the Category 1 hurricane that Monday night made landfall in Atlantic City, N.J. The first hurricane in recorded history to strike the Jersey Shore—a massive storm packing winds up to 97 mph—has shut down the state's infrastructure, knocked out power to hundreds of thousands, and left an untold number of people stranded by flooding. Thousands along Connecticut's shoreline may be trapped by …
Friday, August 31, 2012
Chattahoochee Technical College students, faculty and staff worked at the Bartow Area Habitat for Humanity’s latest build site and took those lessons back to the classroom.
Volunteering for a Habitat for Humanity build is not the usual activity for an English class, but Chattahoochee Technical College’s Marian Muldrow found a way to include 20 of her students. The group, along with other faculty, students and staff were at the Cartersville location of the Bartow Area Habitat for Humanity’s latest build site Saturday morning. "Since service learning is one of the core values of CTC, I wanted to incorporate that along with unity and student-centered learning into my classes," said Muldrow. "The students have a few choices for a service project each month. I thought it would be a great opportunity to not only get to know the students better but also have them do something positive in the community." Muldrow’s …
Thursday, June 7, 2012
James Carr, who donated $1,000, was “very impressed” with the program his grandson completed last school year.
A Bartow County man made a $1,000 donation to the local D.A.R.E. program—Drug Abuse Resistance Education—which partners the sheriff's office and schools. Sheriff Clark Millsap today accepted the gift from the owner of All Star Roll-Off, James Carr, who was “very impressed” with the lessons his grandson received in the program this past school year, according to the press release. Carr’s grandson, Chase Ashworth, completed fifth grade at Mission Road Elementary School, where participated in D.A.R.E., leading Carr to make the donation. Millsap said his department provides D.A.R.E. to all schools in county at the fifth-grade level.