November is "National Family Literacy Month"
December is "Universal Human Rights Month"

Nov. - Dec. 2014

In This Issue
Employee Spotlight: Gil Slouchick
New Hires, Promotions, & Retirees
Columbus Parks And Recreation Earns National Accreditation
My Best Christmas Present Ever
Therapeutic Recreation Potters Art Show
Columbus Parks & Rec Receives Several High Honors at GRPA Awards Banquet
CCG United Way Update
Being Thankful CAN Improve Your Health
Columbus Hosts 5th Annual Georgia Bike Summit
Pet Corner
Healthy Recipes
Healthy Food Quiz
Upcoming Community Events
Quick Links
Employee Spotlight
Gilbert Slouchick
Major, Columbus Police Department

 

Gilbert Slouchick was promoted to Major with the Columbus Police Department

in August of 2014. He is in charge of the bureau of investigative services; the detective branch of the police department. He spent many years working in divisions which he now oversees. For instance, he was lieutenant in the robbery assault unit and worked in the burglary division in the past. Prior to promotion to Major, he was assigned as the Special Operation Unit Commander. His experience with various situations helped prepare him for his current responsibilities.

 

He was employed with the police department in May of 1976. When he was

a cadet at 19 years old, he had a desire to make a difference. Here he is 38 years later with the same desire. He and Penny, his wife of 36 years, are the parents of 4 children.   He appreciates her for how she's dealt with a stressful job for nearly as many years as he has. In his spare time, he enjoys riding his motorcycle

 

Major Slouchick has a Masters Degree in Public Administration from Columbus State University. He is also a graduate of the F.B.I. National Academy. He still recalls the words of his sergeant when he first began working. "Always treat people fairly. Remember to treat them with respect." He lives by that advice.

 

Welcome and Congrats to Our New Hires, Promotions, & Retirees

NEW HIRES
AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER 2014

 

 

CHIEF ADMINISTRATORS OFFICE

JAMAAL WILLIAMS

 

METRA

REY VAZQUESZ

 

MUNICIPAL COURT

SHEVON THOMAS  

 

PROBATE COURT

RUFINE MBOG MBELEG  

 

SUPERIOR COURT

RAMONA L. GALAPON-WILSON

GARRETT COTHRAN  

ERNESTINE DOZIER        

 

FIRE EMS

MICHAEL R. MCCOLLUM

 

MUSCOGEE COUNTY PRISON    

RYAN R. GRAHAM

BOBBY JONES          

KEVIN ROSS            

 

TRADE CENTER

SUSAN BROWN          

NAAMA GREEN          

MELISSA GRIFFIN        

 

AIRPORT

WILLIE GARY          

 

STATE COURT

WARNER KENNON        

 

CIVIC CENTER

BRIAN BIXLER        

 

HUMAN RESOURCES

JANAE WHEELER

 

PARKS & RECREATION

KEAUNDRA COX            

KWEISI DANIELS        

JASMYNE GILES          

ARIEL JONES                

ROSELDA MCKEE              

JEFFREY MOORE-SYKES        

TIMAYAH GORE            

RAYMOND BRYANT          

KEITH CAREY              

JARHARVIS REESE          

JAMAL PIPKIN              

 

ENGINEERING

ANTHONY N. JONES

ALYSON CEDERHOLM            

JULI YODER                

 

SHERIFF

DUANE C. BATTEN        

RANDY D. HEARD        

JONATHAN E. RODGERS

DARRIN L. WILLIAMSON

JORGE CINTRON              

JUSTIN ELDRIDGE          

MICHAEL GROSS              

LISA GRIFFIN              

PAUL THERRIEN            

DAREN WHITAKER            

 

PUBLIC SERVICE

BRANDON INGRAM              

JERRELL L. MABRY

DALVIN J. TUCKER        

DAVID VAN PELT

EVELYN TRACY             

DARREN MOORE            

REBECCA HALFORD            

ERIC BLALOCK              

KEITH KITTS              

CHRISTOPHER SHARPE        

BRADLEY PLOCK               

 

POLICE DEPARTMENT

TRUMAINE J. BOLEWARE        

MARIA P. GROSSY        

LEANN B. KRAUS        

MICHAEL D. LINCOLN        

DOUGLAS R. MATHIS        

ZACHARY T. OVERSTREET      

DOMINICK D. WILLIAMS      

TERRY L. BOSS

CARL W. JOHNSON      

SCHIELOH M. SMITH        

SONNY D. WISEMAN      

ISIAH A. RODRIGUEZ        

ZACHARY L. STEWART

KANDACE M. SELLERS        

 

PROMOTIONS

SHERIFF

CLIFTON R. BARRETT       

PATRICK R. BUTLER              

WALTER C. CARTER        

DENNIS GRIBBINS      

ERIC BOSWELL                

 

SUPERIOR COURT

ERIN B. FOURCADE      

LACEY PARMER            

LEAH CARROLL        

            

FINANCE

LIONEL HAYNES        

 

POLICE DEPARTMENT        

CONSUELO S. ASKEW    

THOMAS HILL              

C D KENNEDY          

WILLIAM HOUSE          

SAMANTHA S. PHILLIPS      

WHITNEY D. WHALEY            

 

MUSCOGEE COUNTY PRISON

CHARLES D. CHANDLER            

 

PUBLIC SERVICES

JUSTIN M. HAWKINS            

JASON L. MAYO                

RANDY E. TEAL                

CARSON T. THOMAS            

 

STATE COURT

BENJAMIN RICHARDSON            

 

RETIRED

 

DEBRA DENSMORE        
ADULT PROBATION

 

RONALD HAMLETT                     
ENGINEERING

 

WILLIAM R. LeBRONM                
CPD

 

ELLIS STEPHENS                       
CPD

 

GRACE  BLACK  
SHERIFF

 

CLIFFORD HILLHOUSE    
CPD

 

LULA JONES                              
CITY MANAGER'S OFFICE

 

JAMES SHIPP                
WIA/JTPA

 

DEBORAH THOMPSON    
CLERK OF MUNICIPAL COURT

Newsletter Archives
Check out our archive section for previous editions here

 

Newsletter Staff

Jackie Goodwin 

Vickie Hughes 

Iris Jessie   

Donnie Kent

Jenni McDonald

Sheila Risper

Jenny Teague

Cindy Ware
Sofia White

 

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Columbus Parks And Recreation Earns National Accreditation

   

The City of Columbus Parks & Recreation Department completed the accreditation process which was finalized with a distinguished announcement in Charlotte, NC at the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) 2014 Congress and Exposition. On October 13, 2014 the Department became one of only 135 agencies in the country to have received national accreditation from the Commission for Accreditation of Park & Recreation Agencies (CAPRA).  

 

In addition to being only one of 135 accredited parks and recreation agencies in the United States, the City of Columbus is now distinguished as one of only ten government agencies in the state of Georgia to achieve CAPRA accreditation. The others include City of Alpharetta, City of Atlanta, City of Carrollton, City of Gainesville, City of Roswell, City of Woodstock, City of Savannah, Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, and Clayton County.  

 

The process of accreditation is extensive and took appropriately two years to accomplish. After the initial application, the agency completed a detailed self-assessment report followed by a visit to the City of Columbus by a team of experienced park and recreation professionals. Finally, a review was conducted by CAPRA and accreditation was formally conferred by the Commission on October 13, 2014.  

 

The National CAPRA accreditation requires park and recreation agencies to respond to ten categories that detail 144 standards representing elements of effective and efficient park and recreation management and operations. To become accredited, agencies must comply with all 36 mandatory standards, which are considered fundamental to a quality operation. The agency must also comply with no less than 85% of the remaining 108 standards to earn accreditation. We are pleased to announce that the Department scored 99% by meeting almost all standards in all ten categories.

Director of Parks and Recreation, Dr. James Worsley and Accreditation Chair, Becky Glisson accepted the National Accreditation Recognition Award for the City of Columbus Parks & Recreation Department during the annual CAPRA Ceremony on October 15, 2014 in Charlotte, NC.  

 

The Commission is compromised of representatives appointed by the National Recreation and Park Association's Board of Trustees, the AAPRA (American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration) Board of Directors, representatives from the ICMA (International City/County Managers Association), the NACo (National Association of Counties), the NRPA Council of Executive Directors, the Armed Forces Recreation Society, and the AALR (American Association for Leisure and Recreation).  

 

The Parks & Recreation Department takes great pride in having earned the CAPRA Accreditation and looks forward to continuing to serve our citizens and visitors in a professional manner.
 

 

My Best Christmas Present Ever

 

When I was a child, I felt like I received the best Christmas present ever. It was a walking doll. My brother was in the military, and he sent it to me. I can remember opening that doll on Christmas morning, and was elated by how statuesque it was. I later realized that it was only about 24 inches tall, but it stood and walked like a tall model to me at the time. That present was the best as far as I was concerned because it met all of my expectations: It was received on Christmas morning. I was able to use it immediately upon opening it. Finally, it was beautiful.

 

I still have that doll in my closet. However, a couple of years ago, I received yet another best Christmas present from my ailing mother. It was an old jewelry box. I had gone to visit her in Kentucky. She gave me the jewelry box before my return to Georgia, during the Christmas holidays.   Upon my return, I placed various jewels in it. Those jewels range from earrings and necklaces to memorable sayings from my mother (now deceased).

 

In essence, a best Christmas present may be pleasing to look at, but that isn't a requirement. It may be opened with a great deal of anticipation on Christmas day. On the other hand, it may not even be received on Christmas. The best Christmas present is one that brings a warm feeling just thinking about it. Unlike gifts that seem special upon first appearance and are childishly tossed aside after they are used, the best Christmas present is treasured.   

- Victoria Armstrong 

 

Ok, so in 2005 my family moved to Hawaii. I was not excited about moving so to make up for it I was going to extremes to make that Christmas AMAZING!!! My son, Nathan, was about 5 and I was determined to make his Christmas wicked awesome!! I spent all my hard earned welfare coins at the local walmart near Kamehameha Highway. I bought him gifts like I was a Who in Whoville. Fast forward to Christmas Eve and I'm back at walmart shopping & a friend suggests I buy him a $2 plastic stick sword. Nathan was obsessed with swords and thought he was a tiny little ninja. I get him the sword and on Christmas morning he's all amped and opening presents. He opens a gift and shrugs with minor excitement and gets to the next one and it happens to be the cheap sword. He discovers the plastic toy and if you could see the way his little heart exploded with joy!!! He was happier than a CCG employee on customer appreciation week standing in line for those free burgers and chips. He got his little self up & walked away from the gift pile and said he'd open the rest of the gifts later and never came back. The next Christmas, the same gifts were under the tree with old wrapping. That is how Nathan totally ruined Christmas in 2005. Best Christmas ever... 

-Kamira Wright

 

I received my best Christmas ever when I was married to my children's dad.  When I was a child every Christmas I would ask for a bicycle and never got one.  My parents did not have  much money, therefore a bicycle was not on the list.  For Christmas in 1971, when I was 22 years old,  my then husband gave me my first bicycle ever.  I was definitely touched by his thoughtfulness.

- Charlene Podger

 

 

My "Best Christmas Present" is on the way, expected early around the 14th or 15th of December, the usual early time for making sure that gifts are in place for Christmas, with "NO sneak peeking..." This present is going to be uniquely better and unlike any other that I have ever received before.... The size and color have already been pre-established and I just know that I am going to love this present and cherish it from the bottom of my heart, for the rest of my life. There's going to be a New Me come Christmas, but I haven't yet figured out my new name.

My "Best Christmas Present Ever" will be my FIRST GRANDCHILD, my grandson Maxton, and I'll probably encourage him to call me "G-Daddy!!" I like that name - It's different!!

- William J. Crawford
 

My best Christmas Present Ever came last year.

 

In May of 2013 my wife went in for a 'routine' surgery and the surgeon 'discovered' she had cancer. An operation that was supposed to take an hour and a half turned into six and a half to seven hours and week long stay at St Francis.

 

The cancer was a Stage IV Uterine cancer that had moved from her uterus to her abdomen and had spread. Our doctor told us that this was a very aggressive type of cancer and that the treatment would be equally aggressive. I was to learn that her chance of survival was 15% for the type of cancer she had and how far it had spread. I was shaken to my core and a sense of deep loss began to creep over me until that night as I was getting some things together to spend the night with her at the hospital I cried myself hoarse in prayer and anguish. I am not exaggerating when I tell you that God gave me strength to pull myself together and get back up to that hospital.

 

Through it all my wife never faltered in her faith, yes we wept, yes we had good days and bad days, but at the end of the day her faith in God was rock solid.

 

Unknown to us at the time my Uncle had placed her on a special prayer list that is on the internet so there were people who prayed for Darlene all over the world at all hours of the day and night.

 

We went through chemo together; I sat by her side every Friday for six hours while they pumped the chemicals into her.

 

She endured the loss of her hair with humor, even making Bit Strip Comics of herself with a bald head.

 

On the Sundays when she had the strength we went to Church at Beallwood Baptist Church, and during the week our church family would sit with her so that I could go to work. I honestly don't know how people who have no faith in God and/or a good church family, survive this sort of thing.

 

Finally the dark days became gray and then the clouds cleared away altogether when we learned Darlene was in remission - don't get me wrong, everyone knows everyone dies and I don't know why God answered our prayers and not others in the same position we were in but last year. God gave me another Christmas with my wonderful wife - is there a greater Christmas Present? Well other than sending His son for us that is, but that is a story for another time, Easter perhaps?

 

- Dave Cooper

 

Christmas Eve 1971...She said YES!!

-Eric Gansauer  

 

Therapeutic Recreation Potters Art Show

 

Cultural Arts & Therapeutic Recreation pleased to present

the Therapeutic Recreation Potters in their first art show at the new Citizen's Service Center from Tuesday, October 14th to Monday, October 20th.  

 

This show celebrates "October is Disabilities Awareness Month".

 

The TR Potters have created in clay their vision of Columbus, GA. Included will be views of the Government Center, Springer, Britt David Park, and more.

 

The group presented a "Meet and Greet" of their art show on Wednesday, October 15th @ 1:00 pm. The Ledger Enquire came to take photos. Carla Martin, Liz Turner, and Lisa Goodwin stopped by to view the great exhibit.

 

 

Columbus Parks & Rec Receives Several High Honors at GRPA Awards Banquet

 

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 the Columbus Parks and Recreation Department proudly  hosted the GRPA District 3 Awards Banquet at the Columbus Convention & Trade Center. There was a record attendance of 163 attendees who represented the 31 southwest Georgia counties of the GRPA District 3. The Columbus Parks and Recreation Department was very fortunate to have several award winners selected.

GRPA District 3 Innovative Program Event of the Year
Autism Awareness Resource Fair and Fun Day, Columbus Parks and Recreation Department

2014 Volunteer of the Year Award Winner
Barbara Justice ,Columbus Parks and Recreation Department

2014 Volunteer of the Year Award Winner
Julie Wagenti, Columbus Parks and Recreation Department

GRPA District 3 Special Recognition Award Winner
Midtown, Inc.

D.L. Lastinger Maintenance Award for Populations 20,001 and over
Tommy Groce, Columbus Parks and Recreation Department

GRPA District 3 Mary Roth Programmers Award
Lisa Castile

GRPA District 3 Jim "Buck" Goff Distinguished Professional of the Year Population 20,001 and Over
Holli Browder, Columbus Parks and Recreation Department

Congratulations to All the Award Winners! A great thanks to those departments and staff who shared this evening for the award winners.

Click here to view photos from the awards ceremony.

 

CCG United Way Update  

OUR GOAL IS $170,000
SO WE STILL NEED

YOUR HELP

 

A few agencies supported by the United Way of the Chattahoochee Valley include:  Columbus Hospice, Teen Advisors, Safe Kids of Columbus, The Salvation Army and many more.

 
Your gifts help to provide:
  • Basic needs such as food and shelter
  • Income education that promotes financial stability and independence
  • Health Services to improve emotional, mental and physical well-being
  • Education to help our children and youth reach their full potential  

No donation is too small, please complete a pledge form today.

You can contact Denise West in Human Resources if you need a Pledge form
Thanks for being a HERO!!!

Being Thankful CAN Improve Your Health   

 

Have you heard that expressing gratitude can improve your health? For many years, this notion of using gratefulness as a way to improve one's health was dismissed because it had not been proven "scientifically". As medical doctors, naturalists, psychologists and others have studied how our thoughts can make us sick or well, many have documented proof that happy people live up to ten (10) years longer than unhappy people, and optimists have a 77% lower risk of heart disease than pessimists. Dr. Lissa Rankin wrote an article for "MindBodyGreen, entitled, Scientific Proof That Being Thankful Improves Your Health.  Dr. Rankin, MD is a mind-body medicine physician and founder of the Whole Health Medicine Institute training program for physicians and other health care providers.

 

Dr. Rankin shared information from Sonja Lyubomirsky's The How of Happiness that 50% of our propensity for happiness is based on a genetic set point, 10% is based on life circumstances and 40% is based on "intentional activity" that we can influence with our behavior.

 

Could the practice of an "attitude of gratitude" be included in the intentional activity category?  

 

Since we consider the month of November as the time to exhibit acts of caring, sharing and thankfulness (Thanksgiving is a national holiday in the United States and is celebrated on November 27) do the following and see if you "feel" better:

  • Keep a gratitude journal
  • Cultivate an attitude of gratitude
  • Practice gratitude
  • Express gratitude directly to others

Happy Thanksgiving!

 

Columbus Hosts 5th Annual

Georgia Bike Summit   

The City of Columbus, Georgia, Bicycle Columbus and Georgia Bikes, a statewide bicycle advocacy organization hosted the 2014 Georgia Bike Summit on October 24-26 at the Columbus Convention and Trade Center.

 

The Summit consisted of three vital events: a Bicycle Topics Roundtable, workshops on the Conference Theme- "Complete Streets, Competitive Communities" and guided bike rides and other outside events.

 

Mayor Teresa Tomlinson was a featured speaker. You can read more about the event using the following link: http://www.connectsavannah.com/savannah/lessons-from-columbus-ga/Content 


Pet Corner

November is National Pet Diabetes Awareness Month 

Lethargy. Excessive thirst. Frequent urination.

If your pet is displaying any of these common signs, he or she may have diabetes.

If you didn't know your dog or cat could develop diabetes, you're not alone. Many owners don't realize diabetes can affect pets too, so learning that your dog or cat has the condition can leave you with many questions.

While there's no cure for diabetes, proper care can help your pet live a happy, healthy, active life. The more you know about diabetes, the better you'll be able to work with your veterinarian to successfully manage your pet's health.

Your veterinarian is an essential partner in your pet's diabetes care. Only your veterinarian can diagnose diabetes and provide appropriate preventive and management programs.

For more information, please log on to http://www.petdiabetesmonth.com/

 

Columbus Animal Care & Control Center at 706-653-4512 http://www.columbusga.org/publicservices2/Animal_Control/  

 

Remember: **CCG employees may adopt for FREE at the Columbus Animal Care & Control Center**

($50 charge for spay/neuter voucher applies)

 

Healthy Recipes

 

Au Gratin Hash Browns 

 

1 Pkg (30 oz) frozen shredded hash brown potatoes, thawed

2 cups shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese

1/2 cup chopped onion

3/4 tsp salt

1/2 tsp pepper

1-1/2 cups reduced-fat sour cream

1 can (10-3/4oz) fat-free cream of chicken soup

1-1/2 cups cornflakes, lightly crushed

1 Tbsp butter

1 Tbsp minced fresh parsley

 

In a large bowl, combine the hash browns, cheese, onion, salt and pepper. In another bowl, combine the sour cream and soup. Pour over potato mixture and mix gently to combine. Transfer to a 3-qt baking dish coated with nonstick cooking spray. Toss cornflakes and butter; sprinkle over top. Bake, uncovered, at 350┬░for 45-55 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with parsley.

 

 

Ranch Yogurt Dip

 

1 cup fat-free plain yogurt

2/3 cup fat-free sour cream

1/3 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise

1 Tbsp dried parsley flakes

1 Tbsp minced chives

1 Tbsp cider vinegar

1 tsp sugar

1 tsp onion powder

1 tsp garlic powder

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp celery seed

1/2 tsp ground mustard

1/4 tsp white pepper

 

In a bowl, whisk all ingredients together. Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours. For a nice presentation, place dip inside a hollowed out head of cabbage and serve with assorted fresh vegetables.

 

  

What's Your Nutritional IQ?

Healthy Food Quiz  

 

Test your Food IQ and Enter in for a Chance to
Win a $5 gift card to Subway! All questions have to be correct to be eligible for the drawing. Please send answers to humanresourcesdepartment@columbusga.org by December 15, 2014.    
CCG Employees Only

 

 

 

1. Which one of these party food favorites has more calories? 

a. 1 cup of Buttered Popcorn
b. 1 serving of Tortilla Chips

 

2.  Which of the following has the most salt? 
a. Reduced fat peanut butter
b. Lite salad dressing  
 
3. If your'e trying to avoid sugar, which breakfast should you choose?   

 

a.Breakfast Bar  

b. Bran Flake Cereal  


4. Which of these side dishes is so salty it can give you up to almost your daily sodium allowance? 
a.Instant mashed potatoes  

b. Boxed rice pilaf  

 
5.Which of the following is a better cheese option? 

 

a. Part-skim mozzarella  

b.  Part-skim riccotta  

 

**Please note that a winner was not selected for Sept/Oct 2014 Health Foods Quiz.**

Answers to the July/August 2014 Healthy Foods Quiz- 1.A; 2.B; 3.A; 4.B; 5.B       

Upcoming Community Events
November/December 2014

 

 

Columbus Cottonmouths Hockey Games at the Columbus Civic Center

 

vs. Fayetteville FireAntz

November 9

4:00 pm

 

vs. Fayetteville FireAntz

November 21

7:30 pm

 

vs. Peoria Rivermen

November 22

7:30 pm

 

vs. Mississippi River Kings

November 28

7:30 pm

 

vs. Huntsville Havoc

December 6

7:30 pm

 

vs. Louisiana IceGators

December 13

7:30 pm

 

vs. Knoxville Ice Bears

December 19

7:30 pm

 

For more information, call the Columbus Civic Center at 706-653-4482 or visit www.columbusciviccenter.org

 

Columbus Animal Care & Control Center

Upcoming Off Site Adoptions

November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Market Days on Broadway

For more information, call 706-653-4512

 

Columbus Animal Care & Control Center

Volunteer Orientation

November 20 at 6:00 pm & November 22 at 3:00 pm

December 18 at 6:00 pm & December 20 at 3:00 pm

Help with pet adoptions at the shelter and at off-site adoptions events.

Columbus Animal Care & Control Center on 4910 Milgen Road

For more information, please call 706-653-4512

 

 

 

The Live & Laff Comedy Fest

November 1

8:00 pm

Come out for a night of non-stop laughs at the Live & Laff Comedy Fest starring Earthquake and Gary Owens, along with Lil Duval and K-Dubb. Hosted by Sean Larkins.

Columbus Civic Center

For more information, call the Columbus Civic Center at 706-653-4482 or visit www.columbusciviccenter.org

 

Try Hockey for FREE

November 8

9:00 am - 10:30 am

Come out to the Columbus Ice Rink Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 9:00AM to try out hockey. Registration includes admission, rentals, and skating lesson and is required to participate in this special program. This event is designed to provide kids, between the ages of 4 to 9, a completely free experience to try youth hockey. Our top coaches will be on the ice to assist your child in learning the basics. Your son or daughter does not need any previous skating or hockey experience. We are looking forward to a great morning of fun on the ice. See you there!

Columbus Ice Rink

For more information visit www.tryhockeyforfree.com

 

2014 Tri-City Veterans Day Parade

November 8

10:00 am

Route: Beginning on the corner of Dillingham Street and Broad Street in Phenix City, going down Broad Street in Phenix City and turning right on 13th Street and going over the 13th Street Bridge, down Broadway to 9th Street in Columbus.

For more information, please contact 706-225-4658.

 

Fountain City Classic

November 8

2:00 pm

On November 8, 2014, fierce rivals Fort Valley State University and Albany State University will meet in the 25th Annual Fountain City Classic.

A.J. McClung Memorial Stadium

For more information, visit FountainCityClassic.com

 

GHSA Cheerleading State Championship

November 14-15

9:00 am

Columbus Civic Center

For more information, visit GHSA.net

 

Columbus Parks and Recreation -Therapeutic Recreation Division For Individual w/Special Needs Turkey Bowl

 

November 25

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Turkey Bowl-bowl three strikes in a row for your chance to win a Thanksgiving Turkey

AMF Peach Lanes

For more information on how to RSVP contact: Melissa Crawford at 706-323-8707

 

Britt David Cultural Arts Studio- Annual Holiday Sale

December 6   9:00 am - 3:00 pm

December 7   12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Come out and join us for our annual pottery and art sale featuring handmade artwork including: pottery, photography, and glass. Pottery and artwork will continue to be for sale through the end of December. Join our email list to be a part of the "Sunday, Pottery Give-A-Way". To get on the email list, contact lcastile@columbusga.org before December 2, 2014.

Britt David Cultural Arts Studio- Intersection of West Britt David & Armour Roads

For more information, please contact 706-653-4196

 

WWE Smackdown-Tribute to the Troops

December 9

7:00 pm

Prepare for the most patriotic television event of the year when WWE Smackdown comes to the Columbus Civic Center.

Columbus Civic Center

For more information, call the Columbus Civic Center at 706-653-4482 or visit www.columbusciviccenter.org

 

Columbus Parks and Recreation -Therapeutic Recreation Division For Individual w/Special Needs Holiday Extravaganza

 

December 12

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Featuring appearances from Santa, Anna & Elsa from Frozen, and holiday fun for everyone!

Pop Austin Recreation Center- 1331 Alexander Street

For more information on how to RSVP contact: Melissa Crawford at 706-323-8707

 

2014 Bi-City Christmas Parade

December 13

10:00 am

Route: Beginning on the corner of Dillingham Street and Broad Street in Phenix City, going down Broad Street in Phenix City and turning right on 13th Street and going over the 13th Street Bridge, down Broadway to 9th Street in Columbus.

For more information, please contact 706-225-4658.

 

Blood Drive

December 18

10 am - 3 pm

Give the gift of life!

Sponsored by the Information Technology Department

Plaza Level, Government Center

For more information, please contact 706-653-4712

 

   

Columbus Parks and Recreation -Therapeutic Recreation Division For Individual w/Special Needs New Year's Party

December 31

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Come dressed to impress and prepared to dance the morning away.

Pop Austin Recreation Center- 1331 Alexander Street

For more information on how to RSVP contact: Melissa Crawford at 706-323-8707

 


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