February 2017 Around Town

PETSMART DELIVERED 200 STUFFED ANIMALS TO WELLSTAR HOSPITAL

In the past few months, Austell PetSmart’s customers bought stuffed kittens and pups at the store’s checkout and donated them right back to the store. With the help of MetroAtlanta Ambulance Service, PetSmart delivered 200 stuffed animals to WellStar Cobb Hospital to help calm kids and seniors in the stressful moments following an emergency. “Pet people are compassionate people, and we’re so thankful for their generosity!” says Amy Carrier, president of WellStar Cobb Hospital.

COBBTV

Government access channel CobbTV makes it easy for residents to stay up to date on all of the happenings of Cobb County Government. Many public meetings, including planning Commission Zoning hearings and Board of Commissioners regular meetings, are broadcast live and are also available on Video OnDemand and YouTube.

GSO SENSORY FRIENDLY CONCERT AND NEA GRANT

National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $30 million in grants as part of the NEA’s first major funding announcement for the fiscal year 2017. Included in this announcement is a Challenge America grant of $10,000 to the Georgia Symphony Orchestra in support of the GSO Sensory Friendly concert, which will take place on March 4, 2017. The Challenge America category supports primarily small and mid-sized organizations for projects that extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations—those whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, ethnicity, economics or disability.

Cobb P.A.R.K.S

Adult spring softball registration begins in February. For those interested, you can download a softball registration packet on the adult softball web page. New for 2017, there will be a new 6v6 Adult Dodgeball league forming.