There’s a new trolley on patrol in Rome and Floyd County to help expand current public tour offerings as well as offer service for private rentals. The trolley has been named “Roman Rose” and will display the same Cherokee Rose as the “Ramblin’ Rome” Mobile Welcome Center in recognition of Rome’s Native American heritage.
The new trolley maintains the nostalgic look of a traditional trolley with arched windows and interior wood benches and paneling. It accommodates up to 30 seated passengers and an additional 16 standing passengers. Each seat has a window view and passengers can access the viewing deck off the back of the trolley.
The previous trolley was decommissioned at the end of last year because parts were no longer available for making repairs.
Free public tours on the trolley will be offered during National Travel & Tourism Week on May 10. Tickets will be required and the tourism office will announce when tickets become available.
The trolley is available for private rentals seven days a week in Rome and Floyd County; perfect for weddings, family reunions, meetings and groups. The cost for private rentals is $500 for the first two hours; $200 every additional hour. The non-profit/school rate is $400 for the first 2 hours; $150 every additional hour. There are additional charges for holiday rentals. For more: 706-295-5576.
Tallatoona has appointments and funding available for the low income home energy assistance program. Apartments are provided on a first-come basis until the program ends on April 30. Residents who qualify will receive either $310 or $350 toward their utility bill (primary heating source). The utility bill does not have to be in disconnect status to receive payment. If you have not received program assistance this winter, an appointment can be scheduled by going to tallatoonaacap.org and click bok now or call 770-817-4666 (toll free).
The U.S. Air Force Academy Band from Colorado Springs will present “My Country ‘Tis of Thee” at the Rome City Auditorium on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. This family-friendly event is sponsored by the Rome Exchange Club and will feature the Concert Band in a program that highlights musical diversity and represents the excellence of our men and women in uniform. One of nine performing ensembles within the Academy Band, the Concert Band is comprised of 45 professional active-duty airman musicians. The concert is free and open to the public. Tickets are available at the Rome City Auditorium, both visitors center, Kroger, Truett’s Chick-fil-A, Rome Area History Museum, radio stations WRGA and WLAQ and Plaza Cleaners. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and non-ticket holders will be seated 15 minutes prior if seating remains.