#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

Buy your tickets!

Less than a week until the History & Southern Charm Tour!  If you have not already purchased your tickets, you can do so here.

Click HERE for more details about the houses.

You can pick your tickets up in the office M-F between the hours of 9-3, or on the day of the tour at the first stop (see Map).  You can also purchase tickets in the office or at the tour.

3rd Annual History & Southern Charm Tour

This year’s tour is Sunday, October 29 and it is the biggest one ever, sponsored by Anchor Realty!

It will start at 2PM with a Wine & Cheese reception and tour of the J.L McMillan(Parks) house, and then take a casual stroll to the following houses for an inside tour: Continue reading “3rd Annual History & Southern Charm Tour”

Photographing Eclipse and Cell Phone Damage

Please be aware that taking pictures of the eclipse with your smart phone could possibly damage the image sensor.  WSB-TV explains in a video how this happens and shows how you can use a pair of safety glasses as a filter, making sure you are not looking directly at the sun yourself. Continue reading “Photographing Eclipse and Cell Phone Damage”