Spring is just around the corner; soon our parks will be blooming again, and we will see more and more people enjoying the Silver Comet Trail through Heritage Park and the Concord Covered Bridge Historic District. With Daylight Saving Time kicking in we now have an extra hour of sunlight at the end of the day for recreation or a stroll after the work is done. If only the rain will give us a break….
A few important dates coming up to get on your calendar:
This Sunday, March 18th at 3:00 PM is the next meeting of the Friends of the Concord Covered Bridge Historic District. Come and meet your neighbors as we discuss the fascinating history of the area, and make plans for the future of the District. The meeting will be held at the home of member Terry Stewart. If you can come earlier, the social media committee will start at 2 PM, same location.
170 Covered Bridge Trail,
Smyrna, GA 30082
APRIL ANNUAL MEETING
We will also discuss the upcoming Annual Meeting of our group. This annual event is scheduled for Sunday April 22nd, at 2:00 PM, coinciding with Earth Day! The location is
Vinings Bank Community Room
4135 Atlanta Road SE
Smyrna, GA 30080
If you are out and about enjoying the weather on Saturday March 17th, make sure you stop by and tour the rare Civil War remnants of Johnston’s River Line defenses at Shoupade Park. The Riverline Historic Area is hosting free tours and information by historian Michael K. Shaffer from Noon until 4 PM. For more information visit riverline.org
On Tuesday, March 20th, at 3:15 PM, the Board of Commissioners has scheduled the final hearing of the Certificate of Appropriateness for the new house being proposed in the heart of the Covered Bridge Historic District. The COA was initially approved by the Historic Preservation Commission, but that decision is being appealed to the Board of Commissioners.
Board of Commissioners Boardroom
100 Cherokee St.
Thursday, March 29th, at 6:30 PM there will be a meeting at the Smyrna Library to discuss future plans of the The Smyrna Historical Society and Smyrna Museum hosted by the new Museum Manager, Jennie Eldredge.
Sunday, April 29th, at 4 PM is the next citizen meeting of the Connect the Comet group, working on connecting the Silver Comet Trail to the Atlanta Beltline via 7 additional miles of railroad track. More information at connectthecommet.org
Get these dates on your calendar and come out and join us for Spring Time Fun, Cobb County Style!