Media release: On Saturday, Sept. 8, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Redmond Regional Medical Center will host “Crush the Crisis” – an opioid drug take-back event – in partnership with the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office and Floyd Against Drugs. The event will be held at Redmond Regional. All community members are invited to drop off unused opioids and expired medications at the “Crush the Crisis” event. Law enforcement officials from the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office will be on hand to oversee collection and disposal of the medications. Floyd Against Drugs representatives also will participate in the event and be on hand to provide education materials. The event will be held under a blue Redmond tent set up near the patient pick-up at the front entrance of the hospital. Those dropping off medications can enter at the main entrance off Redmond Road and pull straight ahead to the blue tent. Individuals will be able to “drive up” to the tent without having to get out of their car. For questions, please call 615-324-1702.
Cartersville Medical Center’s Crush the Crisis event is today from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. It is set for the hospital at 960 Joe Frank Harris Pkwy SE, Cartersville. The event is held in partnership with the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office. (Redmond and Cartersville Medical Center are both part of HCA).
New Antioch Baptist Church will honor the Rome-Floyd County Firefighters this Sunday at our Firefighter Appreciation Day during the 11 a.m. worship hour, and immediately following with lunch served to all Floyd County Firefighters and their families through 2 p.m. All are invited to come join the church to say “Thank You” to our firefighters for serving our communities in our times of need. Stations from around the county will drop by in shifts, to be served lunch, through the 2 p.m. Stop by, bring your kids, see the trucks, meet the fire crews, and tell them…Thanks! New Antioch Baptist Church is at 4553 Calhoun Rd. NE, Rome (in the Shannon Community, near the intersection of Burlington Road and Calhoun Road). Also, meet Pastor Eric Hardman and his family. For more: http://newantiochshannon.com/events/2018/09/09/firefighter-appreciation-day
Trips to Discover recently named the Arts Festival at Rose Lawn as one of the “8 Most Fun Local Festivals in the United States.” As the festival readies to celebrate its 43rd year Sept. 15-16, visitors can be assured that both honor and tradition holds true with many new artists and entertainers to be discovered. The festival will be held from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. that Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday on the grounds of Rose Lawn Museum in Cartersville. The juried festival will have 150 artists and food vendors selected from across the southeast. Famous for its potters, the festival also offers jewelry artisans, wood crafters, basket weavers, painters, photographers, beekeepers, seamstresses, quilters, fiber artists, and more. Juried Artists compete for $1,000 in prizes with seven awards presented Saturday at 1 p.m. The ceremony will also feature the Hospitality Heroes Awards and the prestigious People’s Choice Awards for Best Restaurant, Best Shoppe, and Best Attraction, presented by festival sponsor Cartersville-Bartow County Convention & Visitors Bureau. Guided tours of the Historic Rose Lawn Museum will be offered throughout the weekend. Hosted by Bartow County Government, the Arts Festival at Rose Lawn is open free of charge. Museum tours are $7 per person. Rose Lawn is at 224 W. Cherokee Ave. in downtown Cartersville. Free shuttle service is available from parking areas at the Frank Moore Building on Cherokee Avenue, and from the School Street parking area adjacent to the Bartow County Library.