The 26th Annual Great Lake Allatoona Clean Up is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 17. This will allow residents in the Acworth community to help clean the shorelines of Lake Acworth and Lake Allatoona. Last year more than 4,200 volunteers collected more than 42 tons of trash, debris and tires from more than 250 miles of shoreline.
The event begins at 9 a.m., and will conclude at noon with a cookout at the Riverside Day Use Area on Allatoona Dam Road. The event will include free food, entertainment and prizes for all participants. The Acworth Parks and Recreation Department, with help from the Acworth Lake Authority, will be hosting its own cookout at noon at Cauble Park for the participants at Cauble Park, Dallas Landing and Proctor Landing. Registration runs through Sept. 11. To sign up please go to greatallatoonacleanup.org/index. Feel free to contact the Acworth Parks and Recreation Department at 770-917-1234 for any questions regarding the event.