The North Augusta Parks, Recreation and Tourism staff would like to express our thanks for the opportunity to serve each of you throughout the year. Your passion for our facilities and programs motivates us to give our best. We are thankful for the support of our mayor, city administrator and City Council who provide us with the resources we need to continue to strive for the next level of service. We are thankful for our volunteer groups like Friends of the Greeneway who are always working behind the scenes to help add new amenities to the Greeneway. We are thankful for our North Augusta Cultural Arts Council who provide us with Music in the Park at Maude Edenfield Park during the spring and summer months. We are thankful for The Recing Crew who offer leisure and recreational opportunities for individuals with disabilities.
We are thankful to our volunteers at the Activities Center who for over 25 years have helped us greet our customers. We are thankful for our volunteer Recreation Board members who give us guidance and feedback throughout the year. We are thankful for all of our sponsors who make so many of our athletic programs and special events affordable for you, our customers. We are thankful to all of our volunteer coaches who take out of their time to work with our young people creating memories and making a difference in their lives. I am thankful for all of our employees who understand that best is the standard.
The holiday season has arrived in the city of North Augusta and with it brings many opportunities to celebrate with family and friends. The annual North Augusta Christmas Tree Lighting will take place Tuesday, Dec. 3 at Calhoun Park and Lookaway Hall. This event gets underway at 5 p.m. and will feature Christmas music provided by the Paul Knox and North Augusta Middle School bands, the lighting of the Christmas tree and an appearance by Santa Claus. WRDW News 12 will be broadcasting live in their 6 p.m. news show as Mayor Bob Pettit prepares to flip the switch on our Christmas tree and holiday lights throughout the city. The North Augusta Junior Women’s league and Boy Scouts will be there to serve up goodies and roasted marshmallows as we ring in the most wonderful time of the year.
The North Augusta Lions Club Christmas Parade takes place on Sunday, Dec. 8 at 3 p.m. in downtown North Augusta on Georgia Avenue.
Finally for this week, the Riverview Park Activities Center will be closed on Thursday and Friday as we celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday with family and friends. We will open back up at 7 a.m. on Saturday morning, just in time for everyone to come on down and work off that turkey, dressing and pumpkin pie. Also, you can still register your child for this year’s youth basketball program. For more information on our youth basketball program or other recreational activities, please call our front office at 803-441-4311 or visit our website at www.northaugusta.net.