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WEEKEND EVENTS: Earth Day and Easter Eggs

WEEKEND EVENTS: Earth Day and Easter Eggs

SOUTH METRO AREA – There are tons of fun events going on this weekend, in your area. We’ve listed a few of them for you to check out with your family and friends.

Celebrate Earth Day at the Riverdale Town Centre from 5:00 to 9:00p p.m. on Friday, April 22. The event will showcase different local vendors and actives that will enhance the environment.

Join the Peactreee City Community for their annual Easter Egg Hunt. The event will be held on Saturday, April 23 at Shakerag Knoll on McIntosh Trail. Everyone will be admitted for free, to this event. Fire trucks will be on display and children will be able to partake in games, face painting and jumping in the moonwalk. Festivities began at 9:00 a.m.

The Main Street Academy in College Park will host their Spring Festival on Saturday, also. This outdoor festival includes karaoke, moonwalks, carnival games, food, a silent auction and prizes. Tickets to this event costs $10 and every ticket includes unlimited play.

The City of Riverdale’s Citizen Public Safety Academy, Enrolling Now

The City of Riverdale’s Citizen Public Safety Academy, Enrolling Now

Be sure to enroll in The City of Riverdale’s Citizen Public Safety Academy which will be held from February 24, 2011 – May 5, 2011 on Thursday evenings from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. This course is being offered by The City of Riverdale’s Public Safety Department.

This program is open to: residents and workers of the City of Riverdale, people in that demographic who are, at least, 18 years old and have no felony convictions. Classes will be taught by Riverdale police officers, fire fighters, supervisors, civilian instructors and command officials.

The city believes that education is a significant factor in gaining understanding and support from the community. The purpose of the Citizen Public Safety Academy is to foster better communication between citizens and the public safety departments through education and citizen feedback.

This course is being held free of charge.

More HUD Funds Allocated to Clayton County

Last Wednesday, Clayton County’s Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) was awarded an additional $3.8 million in funding to further reverse the effects of foreclosures in the county.  The funding is part of an additional $50,421, 988 that HUD disbursed to Georgia to help local communities throughout the state acquire, redevelop or demolish foreclosed properties. Clayton County is third among eligible communities in the state of Georgia for receiving the most in HUD funds during this current round of disbursements.

Due to the overwhelming success of its program, the Clayton County Housing and Community Development Office has been recognized by HUD and its Board of Commissioners.