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Special Peachtree City UPDATES Newsletter for Friday, May 24

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Peachtree City UPDATES Newsletter
Special UPDATES for Friday May 24

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Deepest Sympathies

The Mayor, City Council, and staff of Peachtree City extend our deepest sympathies to Council Member Phil Prebor upon the loss of his wife, Lali.  While her suffering has ended, we are holding her family in our hearts during this time of profound grief.  Council Member Prebor is currently on a leave of absence from his official duties – please keep him and his and Lali’s family in your thoughts. 

HOT TOPICS

Congrats to Grads – Graduation Traffic Tonight

Congratulations to all those graduating tonight from McIntosh High School and Starr’s Mill High School on reaching this milestone!  Reminder that the graduation ceremonies will create increased traffic in the vicinity of both schools tonight.  Please drive with caution.


Memorial Day Events Set

Peachtree City Memorial Day Observance

Peachtree City will hold its annual Memorial Day observance on Monday, May 27, 9:00 – 10:00 a.m., at the Veterans Memorial at City Hall Plaza. Guest speaker is Anh Nyugen, who is retired from Coca-Cola and will talk about his childhood experiences growing up in Vietnam during the Vietnamese War. The public is welcome. The commemoration is held in conjunction with VFW Post 9949, American Legion Post 50, and Marine Corps League Detachment 1325.

Memorial Day Ceremony at Patriot Park

American Legion Post 105 and VFW Post 3650 will host a Memorial Day Ceremony at Patriot Park, 1100-1102 Redwine Road, in Fayetteville on Monday, May 27, 11:00 a.m. – noon. There will be patriotic speeches to honor those servicemen and women that lost their lives while defending our nation. Music by the Fayette County High School Band. The public is invited to attend. Seating is limited. Everyone is encouraged to attend and bring their own lawn chairs.


Update on Glenloch Pool & Splash Pad

Monday’s UPDATES Newsletter incorrectly indicated an opening date of Saturday, May 25, for the Glenloch Pool and Splash Pad.  While the original goal was to have the project completed by that date, construction delays mean some finishing work remains to both the new Splash Pad and renovations to the swimming pool.  As a result, we anticipate opening both the pool and splash pad by June 30.  Once open the facility will be open daily from 1:00 – 6:00 p.m. through the summer. 

Summer Pool Schedule

  • The Kedron Pools will be open on memorial Day from 1:00 – 6:00 p.m.
  • Kedron Pools begin their summer schedule on Tuesday, May 28 – the Large Pool will be open 12:30 – 9:00 p.m., Monday – Friday. 


Rockaway Road Mulching Center OPEN Tomorrow

The Peachtree City Mulching Center, located off Highway 74 South, will be open for regular hours on Saturday, May 25.  The facility is open on Wednesdays from 1:00 – 4:30 p.m. and on Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  If you’re working in the yard this weekend, please check the Heat Safety Reminders below. 

City Facilities CLOSED Monday

All City offices, the Peachtree City Library, and Kedron Fieldhouse will be closed on Monday, May 27, in observance of Memorial Day.  The Gathering Place and McIntosh Place will also be closed.  The Kedron Pools will be open 1:00 – 6:00 p.m. 

HEAT SAFETY REMINDERS

We’re in the midst of a heat wave this Memorial Day weekend, so everyone should take extra precautions to stay cool and safe from heat injuries.  Extreme Heat often results in the highest number of annual deaths among all weather-related hazards. In most of the United States, extreme heat is defined as a long period (2 to 3 days) of high heat and humidity with temperatures above 90 degrees. In extreme heat, evaporation is slowed and the body must work extra hard to maintain a normal temperature. This can lead to death by overworking the human body. Remember that:

  • Extreme heat can occur quickly and without warning.
  • Older adults, children, and sick or overweight individuals are at greater risk from extreme heat.
  • Humidity increases the feeling of heat as measured by a heat index.

If you are under an Extreme Heat Warning:

  • Find air conditioning.
  • Avoid strenuous activities.
  • Watch for heat illness.
  • Wear light clothing.
  • Check on family members and neighbors.
  • Watch for heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke.
  • Drink plenty of fluids.
  • Never leave people or pets in a closed car.

HOW TO STAY SAFE WHEN EXTREME HEAT THREATENS

  • Prepare ahead of time.
  • Find places in your community where you can go to get cool.
  • Keep your home cool by doing the following:
  • Cover windows with drapes or shades.
  • Weather-strip doors and windows.
  • Use window reflectors, such as aluminum foil-covered cardboard, to reflect heat back outside.
  • Add insulation to keep the heat out.
  • Use attic fans to clear hot air.
  • Install window air conditioners and insulate around them.
  • Learn to recognize the signs of heat-related illness.

Be Safe DURING

  • Never leave a child, adult, or animal alone inside a vehicle on a warm day.
  • Find places with air conditioning. Libraries, shopping malls, and community centers can provide a cool place to take a break from the heat.
  • If you’re outside, find shade. Wear a hat wide enough to protect your face.
  • Wear loose, lightweight, light-colored clothing.
  • Drink plenty of fluids to stay hydrated. If you or someone you care for is on a special diet, ask a doctor how best to accommodate it.
  • Do not use electric fans when the temperature outside is more than 95 degrees, as this could increase the risk of heat-related illness. Fans create air flow and a false sense of comfort, but do not reduce body temperature.
  • Avoid high-energy activities.
  • Check yourself, family members, and neighbors for signs of heat-related illness.

Recognize and Respond

Know the signs of heat-related illness and the ways to respond to it:

HEAT CRAMPS

Signs: Muscle pains or spasms in the stomach, arms, or legs

Actions: Go to a cooler location. Remove excess clothing. Take sips of cool sports drinks with salt and sugar. Get medical help if cramps last more than an hour.

HEAT EXHAUSTION

Signs: Heavy sweating, paleness, muscle cramps, tiredness, weakness, dizziness, headache, nausea or vomiting, or fainting

Actions: Go to an air-conditioned place and lie down. Loosen or remove clothing. Take a cool bath. Take sips of cool sports drinks with salt and sugar. Get medical help if symptoms get worse or last more than an hour.

HEAT STROKE

Signs: Extremely high body temperature (above 103 degrees) taken orally; red, hot, and dry skin with no sweat; rapid, strong pulse; dizziness; confusion; or unconsciousness

Actions: Call 911 or get the person to a hospital immediately. Cool down with whatever methods are available until medical help arrives.

Learn more at www.Ready.gov/heat and www.Weather.gov/heat

HOLIDAY WEEKEND EVENTS

United Soccer League 2 (Men’s): PTC MOBA v Tormenta FC – Friday, May 24, 7:30 p.m., at 1000 MOBA Drive in Peachtree City.  Tickets available at https://www.mobasoccer.com/tickets

All American 5K/10K – Saturday, May 25, 8:00 a.m., at the McIntosh Trail Recreation Complex.  Co-sponsored by the PTC Running Club and the American Legion Post 50, this year’s race celebrates 100 years of the American Legion and will feature Capt. Dan Berschinski to cheer on the runners.  Dan is a McIntosh High School and West Point graduate who lost both legs to an IED in Afghanistan.  More information and registration at https://ptcrc.com/all-american-5k-and-10k/

Women’s Premier Soccer League: PTC MOBA v Chattanooga SC – Saturday, May 25, 7:30 p.m., at 1000 MOBA Drive in Peachtree City.  Tickets available at https://www.mobasoccer.com/tickets

Peachtree City Memorial Day Observance – Monday, May 27, 9:00 – 10:00 a.m., at the Veterans Memorial at City Hall Plaza.  The public is welcome. 




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Deepest Sympathies
The Mayor, City Council, and staff of Peachtree City extend our deepest sympathies to Council Member Phil Prebor upon the loss of his wife, Lali. While her suffering has ended, we are holding her family in our hearts during this time of profound grief. Council Member Prebor is currently on a leave of absence from his official duties – please keep him and his and Lali’s family in your thoughts.


HOT TOPICS

Congrats to Grads – Graduation Traffic Tonight
Congratulations to all those graduating tonight from McIntosh High School and Starr’s Mill High School on reaching this milestone! Reminder that the graduation ceremonies will create increased traffic in the vicinity of both schools tonight. Please drive with caution.

Memorial Day Events Set

Peachtree City Memorial Day Observance
Peachtree City will hold its annual Memorial Day observance on Monday, May 27, 9:00 – 10:00 a.m., at the Veterans Memorial at City Hall Plaza. Guest speaker is Anh Nyugen, who is retired from Coca-Cola and will talk about his childhood experiences growing up in Vietnam during the Vietnamese War. The public is welcome. The commemoration is held in conjunction with VFW Post 9949, American Legion Post 50, and Marine Corps League Detachment 1325.

Memorial Day Ceremony at Patriot Park
American Legion Post 105 and VFW Post 3650 will host a Memorial Day Ceremony at Patriot Park, 1100-1102 Redwine Road, in Fayetteville on Monday, May 27, 11:00 a.m. – noon. There will be patriotic speeches to honor those servicemen and women that lost their lives while defending our nation. Music by the Fayette County High School Band. The public is invited to attend. Seating is limited. Everyone is encouraged to attend and bring their own lawn chairs.

Update on Glenloch Pool & Splash Pad
Monday’s UPDATES Newsletter incorrectly indicated an opening date of Saturday, May 25, for the Glenloch Pool and Splash Pad. While the original goal was to have the project completed by that date, construction delays mean some finishing work remains to both the new Splash Pad and renovations to the swimming pool. As a result, we anticipate opening both the pool and splash pad by June 30. Once open the facility will be open daily from 1:00 – 6:00 p.m. through the summer.

Summer Pool Schedule
The Kedron Pools will be open on memorial Day from 1:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Kedron Pools begin their summer schedule on Tuesday, May 28 – the Large Pool will be open 12:30 – 9:00 p.m., Monday – Friday.

Rockaway Road Mulching Center OPEN Tomorrow
The Peachtree City Mulching Center, located off Highway 74 South, will be open for regular hours on Saturday, May 25. The facility is open on Wednesdays from 1:00 – 4:30 p.m. and on Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. If you’re working in the yard this weekend, please check the Heat Safety Reminders below.

City Facilities CLOSED Monday
All City offices, the Peachtree City Library, and Kedron Fieldhouse will be closed on Monday, May 27, in observance of Memorial Day. The Gathering Place and McIntosh Place will also be closed. The Kedron Pools will be open 1:00 – 6:00 p.m.

HEAT SAFETY REMINDERS

We’re in the midst of a heat wave this Memorial Day weekend, so everyone should take extra precautions to stay cool and safe from heat injuries. Extreme Heat often results in the highest number of annual deaths among all weather-related hazards. In most of the United States, extreme heat is defined as a long period (2 to 3 days) of high heat and humidity with temperatures above 90 degrees. In extreme heat, evaporation is slowed and the body must work extra hard to maintain a normal temperature. This can lead to death by overworking the human body. Remember that:
• Extreme heat can occur quickly and without warning.
• Older adults, children, and sick or overweight individuals are at greater risk from extreme heat.
• Humidity increases the feeling of heat as measured by a heat index.

If you are under an Extreme Heat Warning:
• Find air conditioning.
• Avoid strenuous activities.
• Watch for heat illness.
• Wear light clothing.
• Check on family members and neighbors.
• Watch for heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke.
• Drink plenty of fluids.
• Never leave people or pets in a closed car.

HOW TO STAY SAFE WHEN EXTREME HEAT THREATENS
• Prepare ahead of time.
• Find places in your community where you can go to get cool.
• Keep your home cool by doing the following:
• Cover windows with drapes or shades.
• Weather-strip doors and windows.
• Use window reflectors, such as aluminum foil-covered cardboard, to reflect heat back outside.
• Add insulation to keep the heat out.
• Use attic fans to clear hot air.
• Install window air conditioners and insulate around them.
• Learn to recognize the signs of heat-related illness.

Be Safe DURING
• Never leave a child, adult, or animal alone inside a vehicle on a warm day.
• Find places with air conditioning. Libraries, shopping malls, and community centers can provide a cool place to take a break from the heat.
• If you’re outside, find shade. Wear a hat wide enough to protect your face.
• Wear loose, lightweight, light-colored clothing.
• Drink plenty of fluids to stay hydrated. If you or someone you care for is on a special diet, ask a doctor how best to accommodate it.
• Do not use electric fans when the temperature outside is more than 95 degrees, as this could increase the risk of heat-related illness. Fans create air flow and a false sense of comfort, but do not reduce body temperature.
• Avoid high-energy activities.
• Check yourself, family members, and neighbors for signs of heat-related illness.

Recognize and Respond
Know the signs of heat-related illness and the ways to respond to it:

HEAT CRAMPS
Signs: Muscle pains or spasms in the stomach, arms, or legs
Actions: Go to a cooler location. Remove excess clothing. Take sips of cool sports drinks with salt and sugar. Get medical help if cramps last more than an hour.

HEAT EXHAUSTION
Signs: Heavy sweating, paleness, muscle cramps, tiredness, weakness, dizziness, headache, nausea or vomiting, or fainting
Actions: Go to an air-conditioned place and lie down. Loosen or remove clothing. Take a cool bath. Take sips of cool sports drinks with salt and sugar. Get medical help if symptoms get worse or last more than an hour.

HEAT STROKE
Signs: Extremely high body temperature (above 103 degrees) taken orally; red, hot, and dry skin with no sweat; rapid, strong pulse; dizziness; confusion; or unconsciousness
Actions: Call 911 or get the person to a hospital immediately. Cool down with whatever methods are available until medical help arrives.

Learn more at www.Ready.gov/heat and www.Weather.gov/heat


HOLIDAY WEEKEND EVENTS

United Soccer League 2 (Men’s): PTC MOBA v Tormenta FC – Friday, May 24, 7:30 p.m., at 1000 MOBA Drive in Peachtree City. Tickets available at https://www.mobasoccer.com/tickets

All American 5K/10K – Saturday, May 25, 8:00 a.m., at the McIntosh Trail Recreation Complex. Co-sponsored by the PTC Running Club and the American Legion Post 50, this year’s race celebrates 100 years of the American Legion and will feature Capt. Dan Berschinski to cheer on the runners. Dan is a McIntosh High School and West Point graduate who lost both legs to an IED in Afghanistan. More information and registration at https://ptcrc.com/all-american-5k-and-10k/

Women’s Premier Soccer League: PTC MOBA v Chattanooga SC – Saturday, May 25, 7:30 p.m., at 1000 MOBA Drive in Peachtree City. Tickets available at https://www.mobasoccer.com/tickets

Peachtree City Memorial Day Observance – Monday, May 27, 9:00 – 10:00 a.m., at the Veterans Memorial at City Hall Plaza. The public is welcome.

* * * * * * *

UPDATES is a weekly newsletter sent by the City of Peachtree City (151 Willowbend Rd., Peachtree City, GA 30269) to opt-in subscribers. If you do not wish to receive these messages, please accept our apologies, and unsubscribe by visiting our website at:
http://peachtree-city.org/list.asp?mode=del [http://peachtree-city.org/list.asp?mode=del]

Please note, we will not sell or give your e-mail address to anyorganization without your explicit permission.

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