City staying busy

Published 11:25 am Tuesday, April 5, 2011


Bainbridge Convention and Visitors Bureau

April is set to be another busy month for the City of Bainbridge.

Email newsletter signup

We kicked off the month by hosting nearly 200 young athletes for the Georgia-Florida Junior Tennis Championships. We had a such a great turnout for the tournament and truly appreciate everyone who helped make the event a big success and all of our citizens who showed our visitors great hospitality while they were here.

Head to the new Bill Reynolds Sports Complex for Youth Baseball and Softball Opening Ceremonies on Monday, April 11, at 5:30 p.m. League games will begin once the ceremonies are concluded.

Leisure Services will also host the annual Easter Egg Hunt at Bill Reynolds II on Saturday, April 23, at 11 a.m. There are three age categories, 3 and under, 4-6 and 7-10, and there will be a prizes awarded to first, second and third places for the prize eggs in each age category. There will also be a drawing for extra prizes, so be sure to register! The event is free and you can call Leisure Services at 248-2010 to pre-register for the event.

City departments will host more than 30 juniors from Bainbridge High School during Student Government Days on April 19 and 20. On Tuesday, April 19, students will tour different parts of the city, such as the sewage treatment plant, Public Safety, Public Works, city purchasing and the firing range. The following day, they are each assigned to a city division leader or department head to shadow during the day. They will also hold mock Planning Commission and City Council meetings.

Student Government Days are a great way to educate our youth on the functions of the city, as well as get them involved in the local government.

Thanks to everyone who attended and participated in the Spring Fashion Show and Brown Bag on Saturday, March 26. We had a great turnout and the participating merchants did a great job putting their looks together.

The First Saturday Market held on Saturday, April 2, was also a great success and we truly appreciate everyone who was involved. We had some great vendors offering things such as produce, handmade jewelry and soaps, cakes and pies and much more! The next First Saturday Market will be held on Saturday, May 7, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon in Willis Park.