Events have been held all this week in Rome to observe Georgia Cities Week. Among the events still to come, according to the City of Rome, GA –

Thursday, April 27, 6:00 – 7:30 PM, Historic Evening at Ft. Norton – This night of history highlights a SPLOST funded project that served to renovate the old 1890’s waterworks building on Jackson Hill into an event facility. A special program with a storyteller dressed in character will share the history of Ft. Norton. You will also learn about how the city later utilized the land for a water filtration plant.  The building is located on the trail system on Jackson Hill. The Roman Rose Trolley will provide transportation to the renovated waterworks building. The public should meet at the Civic Center parking lot located at 402 Civic Center Drive at 6:00 pm. The trolley will pick-up groups at 6:00 pm and 6:15 pm for transportation up the hill to the building.  The public is also welcome to walk or bike the trail. The trolley will provide return transportation to the parking lot after the program ends at 7:30 pm.
Friday, April 28, 4:00 PM, Rome Community Center Ribbon Cutting – The city is hosting a ribbon cutting celebration of the newly renamed Rome Community Center; previously called the Rome Senior Center. The center has been rebranded to better communicate that the center is open to everyone in the community and provides a great space for groups and events. The public will have the opportunity to tour the facility, learn about current programs and view all recent renovations completed at the facility. The Coosa Valley Regional Services/Area Agency on Aging operates a senior nutrition program at this location and contributed funding that the City used for improvements at the facility.  The ribbon cutting will be held at 406 Riverside Parkway across the street from Ridge Ferry Park.

Georgia Cities Week is observed by cities statewide and is sponsored by the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) to showcase and celebrate cities and the many services they provide. Get updates on the local observance via the City of Rome, GA – Government page on Facebook.

Local law enforcement gather with the public at the Coffee with the Chiefs event held Tuesday morning as part of the local observance of Georgia Cities Week. Photo courtesy of the City of Rome, GA.