Aragon will help cel­e­brate state’s cities week events

The Standard Journal - - FRONT PAGE - By Kevin Myrick SJ Edi­tor

Aragon will soon be tak­ing part in cel­e­bra­tions along with other cities across the state for the an­nual Ge­or­gia Cities Week event, be­ing held dur­ing the final days of April.

The April 23 to April 28 cel­e­bra­tion of lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties will in­clude sev­eral events in Aragon, from a city­wide clean-up set to start at mid­week, to the open­ing of the new li­brary room at city hall.

For now, those who want to par­tic­i­pate in the an­nual pho­tog­ra­phy con­test and sub­mit en­tries that are re­quired to show off Aragon need to get them to city hall no later than the close of busi­ness on Mon­day, April 16. With en­tries al­ready sub­mit­ted by lo­cal area ele­men­tary schools, Aragon will judge both the col­or­ing and pho­tog­ra­phy con­tests dur­ing the April 19 city coun­cil meet­ing.

Aragon has sev­eral oth- er events planned for the week, in­clud­ing the kickoff of what they hope will be a reg­u­lar Se­nior Bingo night at city hall.

The Thurs­day, April 26 Se­nior Bingo Night start­ing at 6 p.m. at city hall will fea­ture prizes for those who win, and is com­pletely free for par­tic­i­pants.

“We’re ex­cited to be do­ing this for our Aragon re­tirees, so they can come and en­joy a night of fun at city hall,” City Clerk Christie Langston said.

The city plans also to ex­pand upon Se­nior Bingo if enough in­ter­est is shown in the first event com­ing up, with plans to hold weekly nights dur­ing the sum­mer months, with a sched­ule to be an­nounced later in May, if pos­si­ble.

Aragon will also be of­fi­cially open­ing up a room at city hall for the pub­lic to use for study and to check out books with­out cost.

The city’s new li­brary room will have a rib­bon cut­ting and grand open­ing cel­e­bra­tion on Fri­day, April 27 at 10 a.m. as the doors open for the first time.

The city is also host­ing a soft­ball tour­na­ment, and much more dur­ing the week of cel­e­bra­tions.

Lo­cal res­i­dents want­ing to get rid of refuse should also take note dur­ing the week.

Along with that, Aragon will also be host­ing their an­nual city­wide clean-up days start­ing on Wed­nes­day, April 25 and con­tin­u­ing through Fri­day, April 27. City res­i­dents will be able to uti- lize dump­sters be­hind city hall to get rid of any­thing that might be rust­ing or rot­ting in the yard, or clut­ter­ing up the in­side or out­side of houses.

City of­fi­cials ask that no tires be brought into dump, along with any­thing that can’t be lifted into the dump­ster it­self. Ad­di­tion­ally, all trash must be bagged if pos­si­ble. Col­lec­tions will be held dur­ing reg­u­lar busi­ness hours for the city start­ing at 9 a.m. and clos­ing out at 5 p.m.

Those who wish to off­load their junk must live within the city lim­its and present their ID to par­tic­i­pate.

Find out more in­for­ma­tion about Aragon’s cel­e­bra­tion of Ge­or­gia Cities Week by call­ing city hall at 770-684-6563 for those who want to take part, or do­nate to the new li­brary.

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