Blog posts August 2020

Steps to Connect Challenge

Get ready for a fun challenge with your family and friends and connect with new people!  Family Connection-Communities In Schools of Athens (FC-CIS) Steps to Connect Challenge will happen during the month of September.  Our goal is to reach and involve as much of our local community as possible but anyone, anywhere can join in.  Participants will challenge themselves to walk, run, or bike.  They will select from three different mileage goals.  Participants will be divided into teams to add some friendly and lively competition on a “participants only” Facebook group page.  Team leaders will post encouragement to help you stay committed to completing your goal.  Our hope is that the challenge will inspire everyone to get moving and outdoors.  This event will be an important fundraiser for FC-CIS of Athens.  FC-CIS is a partnership of organizations and individuals working together for the success of all in our community. 
Registration (August 12 – August 29)  Register early!!
1st Step - One-time entry fee (cool T-shirt included for each participant)
$30 Individual
$50 Family (up to family of 5)
$15 Family or individual for those experiencing financial hardship
Participants are welcome to donate above the entry fee if they would like! 
2 ways to donate:
- PayPal using  Please include your email in “Add a note” box.
- a check payable to “FC-CIS of Athens”; mail to FC-CIS, P.O. Box 1904, Athens, GA 30603;
  Please put “Steps to Connect” and your email in the check memo line. 
2nd Step - Join the “Steps to Connect Challenge” Facebook Private Group page:
3rd Step - We will email you to get your important initial data: T-shirt size and your mile challenge goal for the month = Walkers and Runners (30, 60, or 100 miles) and Cyclists (50, 200, or 400 miles)
4th Step – Your team assignment (RED, BLUE, or YELLOW) will come in an email.
5th Step – The Challenge will begin September 1.  There will be daily encouragement from our Team Leaders and participants can share their experiences on the “participants only” Facebook Group page.  At the end of each week, we will email a form for logging your miles completed for the week.  The team with the most miles wins for the week and will be announced.
6th Step - T-shirts and goody bags will be available for pick-up on the third week of the challenge.
We will finish the challenge by announcing the winning team for most miles completed!
Looking forward to the camaraderie and getting out and about.  See you on the road and trails!
For more information visit FC-CIS of Athens Facebook page
 Sponsorships are also available too.

Contact Elizabeth DeMarco, FC-CIS Resource Development Chair at email or 706-224-1662 to pledge your support or for more information. 

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Firefly Trail Connection from Winterville to ACC

Sub-Project #3 from Hancock Road to Moores Grove Road in Winterville

Online Sessions: August 20, 2020 5:00 pm
Information for Sub-Project #3 as well as the link for the input session can be found at:
Drop-in Sessions:

Winterville Pittard Park

Saturday August 22, 2020 8:00 am - Noon
Thursday August 27 2020 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Mayor Dodd Ferrelle
City of Winterville
125 N Church Street
Winterville, GA 30683 

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