4th Annual History & Southern Charm Tour

Seven Beautiful Homes, Seven Astounding Stories

Acworth, GA (September 19, 2018) – Join us on this tour of Acworth’s most beautiful homes, all representative of our history! Starting at the McEver house, pick up your map and and tour these homes in whatever order you choose. Water will be provided and three homes will have wine & cheese.

The 4th Annual Tour is on October 21, 2018 from 2pm until 6pm. This is a self paced walking tour, though there are areas to park if you wish to drive, and shuttles between the longer distances. You will need to begin no later than 4pm to ensure enough time to complete the tour.

This tour started partly as a fundraiser and partly to help showcase the beautiful homes in Acworth. It quickly grew and by the 3rd year we exceeded our expectations and it took a life of its own. Now it’s a self paced tour, making it easier for visitors to complete at their convenience. This year we are coordinating with a local historic group to have docents with either a family tie to the home or know about the home from their childhood, which should make for a more quaint experience.

We owe so much to Abbie Parks, local historian, for her guidance and wealth of information getting this tour started, as well as so selflessly allowing the use of her home each year!

Homes on the 2018 tour:

  1. McEver House c. 1840 (Ticket pick up & purchase)
  2. James W. McMillan House c. 1879
  3. Guess House c. 1909
  4. Honeymoon House c. 1907
  5. Sprayberry House c. 1943
  6. Edward W. Lemon c. 1900 (Sponsored by Anchor Realty)
  7. Burtz House c. 1880

The tour ends near Center Street Tavern, another historic site, which has offered a $5 coupon off of $25 on each ticket.

Tickets are on sale now:

-$25 through Saturday, October 13, where they will also be on sale at our booth at Taste of Acworth
-$30 from Sunday, October 14 through Saturday October 20
-$35 on the day of the tour

You can purchase HERE or by cash/check/credit card in the office from 9-3.

Presenting Sponsors: Anchor Realty Partners and Center Street Tavern

Interested in sponsoring a home? Or being a Wine & Cheese Sponsor?
Call or Text 404-428-8960 or email acworth.charm@brookwoodchristian.com

For more information on the houses, click HERE this site will be updated regularly.

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About Brookwood Christian School

Brookwood Christian School is a private, non-profit, non-denominational Christian school that serves students who have not been successful in public or private schools due to their unique learning needs: individual or multiple learning disorders such dyslexia, reading & language processing disorders, auditory processing disorders, attention deficit disorder, neurological disorders, and other specific learning disabilities. Most of our operating budget comes from tuition payments augmented by the Georgia Special Needs Scholarship (SB-10) program and the Georgia Tax Credit Scholarship (APOGEE). Eighty-six percent of our students receive some sort of financial assistance. Fundraisers like this help keep our operating costs and tuition low.


Media Contacts:

Tammy Urban
Director of Development
Brookwood Christian School
first.last@brookwoodchristian.com
678-401-5855

Julie Burnette
Dean of Students
Brookwood Christian School
678-401-5855
office@brookwoodchristian.com


Brookwood Christian celebrates 10th Birthday and Dyslexia Awareness Month

Celebrate with us October 10th, 2018 from 10:30am until 2pm

Acworth, GA (September 19, 2018) — Brookwood Christian School plans its 10th Birthday Extravaganza, Ten on 10/10 (#10on1010), three weeks from today. For 10 years, at this location, the school has served over 200 students with dyslexia or some other type of language processing disorder. On October 10, 2008, the school had the ribbon cutting for the opening of the original building, so it’s appropriate that the ribbon cutting for the new high school building will be on the day of the 10th Birthday celebration.

“It’s such an honor that we can celebrate the school’s 10th birthday during Dyslexia Awareness Month” said Danielle Anderson, Director of Student Affairs, “Not only are we celebrating 10 years of service to help students read, we are celebrating the successes and achievements of these students as well.”

The celebration, which is open to the Acworth Community, features the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony by Mayor Tommy Allegood and City of Acworth officials, a mini outside food court where guests can purchase Chick-fil-A, Pop Bubble Tea (both donating proceeds to the school’s Dyslexia Reading Programs) as well as Flavors of Hawaii Food Truck.  There will also be $1 per minute chair massages by Lori Tanner from Synergy Medical, with all proceeds benefiting the school’s Dyslexia Reading Programs. And of course, it’s not a birthday party without birthday cake, which will be provided by the school.

To thank those donating $30 or more, the school will be giving away 12”x18” collage prints of student art centered around the school and school day activities. Historic Acworth Door Prints will also be for sale.

There will be limited parking at the school with additional parking available at Acworth Baptist Church, a 2 minute walk (less than ½ mile).

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About Brookwood Christian 
Brookwood Christian School is a private, non-profit, non-denominational Christian school that serves students who have not been successful in public or private schools due to their unique learning needs: individual or multiple learning disorders such dyslexia, reading & language processing disorders, auditory processing disorders, attention deficit disorder, neurological disorders, and other specific learning disabilities.

Media Contacts:

Tammy Urban
Director of Development
Brookwood Christian School
first.last@brookwoodchristian.com
678-401-5855

Danielle Anderson
Director of Student Affairs
Brookwood Christian School
678-401-5855
office@brookwoodchristian.com

 


 

Ms Kim speaks at Depot Ribbon Cutting

Principal Kim Wigington speaking as the Chair of the Downtown Development Authority (DDA), a volunteer board of business owners, at the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Depot Park.

“The only way we could make this happen is cooperation and trust from the the business owners, residents, and city officials” she said.

She also told the story of being out on the lake on a kayak and being stopped to sign one more piece of paper.

Congratulations Ms. Kim and the City of Acworth.

 

Sneak-a-Peek

In less than 96 hours, you will all be at Sneak-A-Peek :O and then school begins the very next day! We are so excited about this new school year and can’t wait to get started.

Remember, all you need to start a great school year, is your wonderful presence and a great attitude. You will meet your teacher(s) and get details at Sneak-a-Peak, but paper, pencil, and a lunch is all you have to worry about for Wednesday, it will be a great day!

We look forward to seeing you Tuesday as you check out the new building and the upgrades to the original building! See you then! 🙂

2018 Commencement Exercises

Congratulations to the 2018 Brookwood Christian Graduates:

  • Keyeion Alexander Ashley
  • Tyler Scott Crawford
  • Samuel Keith Kull
  • Nathan Nails, Jr.
  • Mychael Allen Pharr
  • William Tyler Pike
  • Luke Carter Richards
  • Carter Hill Smith, Jr.
  • Michael Tanner Thompson

Graduation will be held at 6 PM at

First Baptist Church of Acworth,
4583 Church Street Acworth 30101

Graduates should arrive by 4:30 PM for rehearsal, and parents and families can start arriving at 5:30 PM.

Congratulations  #The9

Acworth Preservation Bike Ride

Please note that we have changed the date of the bicycle ride. There is a very high change of rain this weekend and we wanted our first tour to be an enjoyable one!

Buy your tickets NOW!  $20 if purchased by May 21; $30 after.

ALL proceeds benefit Acworth Historic Preservation.

Route and other details HERE


How many?


 

I can’t make it but would like to donate to the preservation of the smokehouse!

Tickets on Sale for Historic Bike Tour

Buy your tickets NOW!  $20 if purchased by May 2; $30 after.

ALL proceeds benefit Acworth Historic Preservation.

Route and other details HERE


How many?


 

I can’t make it but would like to donate to the preservation of the smokehouse!

#MyGivingStory for #GivingTuesday

Please go vote for our story here.  You can vote for as many stories as you want, but only once per story per day through Nov 30.  15 finalists will be chosen to be judged with 1st place receiving $10,000, 2nd receiving $5,000, and 3rd receiving $2,500.

Feel free to write your own #MyGivingStory and name our nonprofit as the award recipient!

 


Our #MyGivingStory for #GivingTuesday is to give back to a business that supports our fundraising endeavors, Lake City & Acworth Animal Hospitals. We will have #GivingTowelTuesday on the last Tuesday of the month to collect gently used towels and blankets to use for boarding and transport for Road Trip Home Animal Rescue, another cause they support.

We are a private school that serves students who have not been successful in public or private schools due to their unique learning needs. Many of our students are diagnosed with a language based learning disability such as dyslexia.

The current campus was established in 2008 by current Principal/Director, Kim Wigington, in order to better serve her two daughters’ reading comprehension concerns, one with dyslexia and the other an English language learner, adopted from Latvia.

While we are extremely proud of the achievements of our students, we would like to be able to help more students in need of the same services. We have outgrown the current building and are in the process of expanding our campus, costing approximately $675,000, which is why we are eternally grateful to Lake City & Acworth Animal Hospitals for their support in our continuing fundraising efforts.

Thank you for a Wonderful Tour!

We would like to thank everyone for making this year’s tour a wonderful success. We had 93 guests touring the homes, more than twice the previous two years COMBINED! 

Thank you all SO much for your support. We also extend a big thank you to all the homeowners & Center Street Tavern, without their gracious generosity, this tour would not be possible.

If you would still like to purchase any of the art we had for sale, you can contact us via social media or contact the school (678) 401-5855, call or text.

If you are a homeowner and did not receive a complimentary copy of the “Doors of Acworth” print, and would like one, just let us know.

Again, thank you, and we look forward to another wonderful tour next year and also our Acworth Preservation Bike Ride in May!

Doors of Acworth” ~ 12 x 18 photo print – $15
Main Street” ~ 11 x 14 Giclée Print by local artist Valerie Gaudemer-Maker –  $30
The Little Red Schoolhouse” ~ 11 x 14 Giclée Print by local artist Valerie Gaudemer-Maker –  $30
Acworth Landmarks” ~ 8 x 8 canvas collage print by North Cobb High School Students – $35
Scenes Around Acworth” ~ 24 x 30 canvas collage print by Brookwood Christian Students – $250