Annual End of Summer Celebration at Centennial High School
Sunday, September 2, 2018, Begins at 5:30 PM
9310 Scott Road, Roswell, GA 30076
Bid a fond farewell to summer and usher in the new school year with a bang when the City of Roswell hosts its 18th Annual End of Summer Celebration on Sunday, September 2, 2018 at Centennial High School, at the baseball field. This family-friendly event will feature music, carnival games, giant inflatables, face painting, balloon animals, cotton candy, ice cream, food, the annual twist (dancing) contest for kids, and fireworks. Centennial High School is a drug-, alcohol- and tobacco-free school.
Admission is free. Food, balloon animals, carnival games, cotton candy, ice-cream, and inflatables are available for purchase. Proceeds from the carnival support Centennial High School student clubs.
This fun event is sponsored by the City of Roswell, Carl Black, Aurora Cineplex and The Fringe, Wal-Mart, Sam's Club, and Fulton County Schools.
- Carnival games with prizes, giant inflatables, face painting, and fun tattoos!
- Purchase tickets at ticket tent. $1 for one ticket, or $10 for 12 tickets or purchase a $20 wristband for unlimited inflatables, carnival games, and tattoo/face paint (excludes balloons and food items).
- Inflatables and carnival games range from one to three tickets each.
- Cash, check, or credit card accepted. No Refunds.
- Spectacular Fireworks Begin at Dark*
- 5:30 PM: 120 East Band
- 8:20 PM: Twist Contest for Kids
Ride along with one of our Code Enforcement officers, Bobby Sturgess, as he gives some insight on what Roswell code enforcement is, what it isn’t, and how to get in contact with us if you have an issue to report. We were even able to catch up with a Roswell resident, David Inglesby, to find out about his Code Enforcement experience. (Spoiler Alert: It was great!)
A Message From Mayor Lori Henry *** As your mayor, I take great pride in serving the people of Roswell and, along with our City Council, trying to make the best choices for the City and our quality of life, as well as ensuring Roswell’s continued success for future generations who will call our City home. Despite the sincere efforts of myself and council to do our best to keep our residents informed and involved, it is clear we have not lived up to this goal in our handling of the proposed tennis center at Big Creek Park. For that, we apologize. We want to take this opportunity to do better. Several months ago, Mr. Vernon Krause and the United States Tennis Association approached us with an extraordinary opportunity: an incredibly generous offer to invest upwards of $50 million in a world-class tennis facility for the east side of Roswell that would be owned and operated by The Krause Family Foundation, with no financial or operational burden to the City. Given our shared desire during last year’s economic development forums to make east Roswell a destination and boost economic development, we considered the proposed facility a rare and exciting opportunity for our city and the region. Although the community’s conversations during those forums focused primarily on how to redevelop and revitalize retail property along Holcomb Bridge Road, this proposed project gave us the opportunity to consider city-owned land to spur revitalization along the corridor. This is where we should have pulled the public into the process. This is where we should have explained the reasons we were considering Big Creek Park for this project. The Big Creek Park original master plan included several facilities, fields and tennis courts in the area where the tennis center was proposed to be located. We thought it would be a good fit, but we should have asked our residents and taxpayers if this was something they wanted in Big Creek Park. It would have been an opportunity to present the information, receive your input and answer questions. We were so excited about the project that we assumed our residents would share that enthusiasm. The Memorandum of Understanding with the Krause Foundation that was to be considered during the August 13 Mayor and Council meeting was a draft to be discussed and amended, marking the starting point for public input and all the necessary studies for a project. We should have explained this better to our residents and we failed to do so. We apologize for that as well. Today marks a new opportunity for the community to work together. The Krause Family still believes our City is an excellent location for the Angela Krause Tennis, Pickle Ball and Fitness Center. Big Creek Park will not be considered. We will schedule public input meetings and we will work together with the community. We thank you and welcome your continued engagement.
Update on Hardscrabble Road Project We’ve received several questions regarding the status of the Hardscrabble Road project, so we wanted to give you an update: As of today, Aug. 16, Hardscrabble Road Green Loop project is approximately 50% complete. Last month, the intersection of Hardscrabble and Chaffin was closed so that the signalized intersection could be removed and the roundabout could be constructed without building a bypass lane for traffic. We were able to meet that goal before school started on August 6, and the roundabout is functioning as intended, but PLEASE SEE THE NOTES BELOW FOR CLARIFICATION. The entire Hardscrabble Green Loop project is slated to be finished by spring 2019. ABOUT THE ROUNDABOUT’S TRUCK APRON Every modern roundabout contains a raised section of pavement around a central island that acts as an extra lane for oversize vehicles such as semi-trucks with trailers, emergency vehicles, school buses with long wheel bases, and farm equipment, as well as other oversize trucks with trailers. This extra lane is called “Truck Apron,” and it is designed to support the weight of large vehicles and help long vehicles turn safely through roundabouts. So, if you see a large vehicle drive over the truck apron, that’s okay—that’s exactly why it’s there. PAVING All underground pipe has been installed on a section of Hardscrabble Road from King Road to the roundabout. As a result, our contractor has paved from the base, minus the final topping on that section. However, the remainder of Hardscrabble Road from roundabout to Etris Road has not been paved because some underground utility relocations, including the storm drainage system, have not been completed. PROJECT OVERVIEW The Hardscrabble Green Loop is a “complete street,” featuring intersection improvements, sidewalks, bikes lanes, and a multi-use trail. Once complete, it will allow bicyclists and pedestrians to use both sides of Hardscrabble Road corridor. This concept is part of a larger bicycle and pedestrian system called the Roswell Loop. The cost of the entire project is $5.8 million and is jointly funded by the City of Roswell and the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT).