The following events are free and open to all adult Smyrna, Georgia residents. Due to safety reasons, not all of the events are open to children. If you are interested in bringing your child with you, please contact us in advance to make sure that it is okay.
Saturday, August 11, 2012 – 9 am – 11 am – Griffin Middle School
Please join us for food, fun, fellowship and grounds cleanup at Griffin Middle School on Saturday, August 11 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. The project is light landscaping and grounds cleanup (picking up pine cones, blowing leaves, cutting branches). This is a lot of fun and will be the first time SuperSmyrna has worked with Griffin on this type of project. We are looking for 20 to 30 volunteers. Please bring hedging, branch cutting, work gloves, old bedsheets (to put branches, etc. on to drag to the curb) or tarps, rakes, wheelbarrows and other related tools. If anyone owns a blower (gas powered) please bring as there is a good deal of debris which requires cleanup. Any hedgers, branch clippers, etc., will also be most useful. And bring gloves and safety goggles as needed. Refreshments will be provided.
This is a great chance to make new friends from people within the community, the school (whether your kids attend Griffin or not) and other people who care about and love Smyrna!
Saturday, July 14, 2012 – Teasley Elementary School Paint Party – 9 AM to 11 AM.
Dear fellow Smyrna Citizens,
Please join us for food, fellowship and painting at Teasley Elementary School on Saturday, July 14 at 9:00 a.m. We will paint 11 of the school’s bathrooms. We need 20-30 volunteers to make a quick job of it.
Please wear appropriate clothes for painting and bring any of the following if you can: paint brushes, rollers, extension handles for paint rollers, tarps, painting supplies and step ladders.
Saturday, May 5, 2012 – Belmont Hills Elementary School Cleanup
Belmont Hills Elementary School Project Fun and Successful!
Thirty four volunteers turned out for a morning school ground maintenance project at Belmont Hills Elementary School this past Saturday, May 5, 2012. The wonderful little school of about 600 students is located off of South Cobb Drive near Windy Hill. Attendees included civic leaders from the Smyrna Golden K Kiwanis Club, Smyrna Rotary Club plus about 20 from the school (including the Principal Terry Floyd, teachers and parents and kids). People like Lamar Jones, David Wine and Ty Cobb sliced their way through hedges, shrubs and assorted obstacles with an impressive array of gas powered tools. Others pulled weeds, swept, and took care of anything else they found that needed tending. Ron Nash came early, stayed late and then returned the next day to plant a rose bush on his own initiative.
Asked why he participated, Smyrna Rotarian Ken Crowell said, “School budgets are being cut and the resources are being allocated, rightfully so, away from landscaping budgets. Our Rotary club can’t help much with student instruction but we can make a difference in making the school grounds a place the kids and teachers can be proud of.”
“I was so pleasantly surprised to see all of the people that showed up to pitch in,” said Jonathan Tabb, the school’s Social Worker. “To see community members/leaders, school staff, and parents working alongside each other was a beautiful sight. It was a great thing to bring all these stakeholders together to serve and raise awareness for our great school.”
Principal Terry Floyd added, “Belmont Hills is proud to have the generous support of time, energy, effort, and resources of such a dedicated group of people. When the community supports our school in ways like it did last Saturday, it encourages us to continue the life changing work we do every day. Thank you for giving so generously to our school. The grounds look great!”
The project was organized by volunteer organization SuperSmyrna, which is really simply a coordinating group for various civic organizations. SuperSmyrna was created in May 2009. Its member groups include the Smyrna Area Council of the Cobb Chamber of Commerce, the Smyrna Business Association, Smyrna Golden K Kiwanis, Smyrna Rotary Club, Life Church Smyrna Assembly of God and others.
“Initially we wanted to be able to take on projects that were bigger than what our individual organizations could handle,” says co-founder Narayan Sengupta. “However, now anyone can participate in our volunteer projects without having to join a service organization. It’s open to all; there are no dues or anything. It’s just a great way for people to have fun getting together, socializing and doing something good for their community.”
Saturday, June 18, 2011 – Nickajack Elementary School Grounds Cleanup – 10 AM to 12 Noon.
SuperSmyrna will be participating in a Nickajack Elementary School Landscaping project on Saturday, June 18th, from 10 am to noon. If you have work gloves, hedgers, leaf-blowers, pruning sheers, good shovels or anything like that, then please bring them since we can usually put such utensils to good use. You’ll meet other civic individuals from Smyrna. It should be fun and refreshments will be served. Come serve one of the wonderful schools in your community, and help to make it a bit better. No need to RSVP. Just show up! 4555 Mavell Road, Smyrna, GA 30082.
Saturday, May 14, 2011 – Fitzhugh Lee Grounds Cleanup – 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon. This is our first opportunity to work at Fitzhugh Lee, a special education school located here in Smyrna. They are thrilled to receive our support and are looking for our help to do a Spring Beautification of their school grounds. Volunteers are needed to make their school entryway more attractive by planting flowers, and spreading mulch. Please bring rakes and shovels if you have them. We recommend that you bring a pair of work gloves to protect your hands. Refreshments will be provided. Fitzhugh Lee is one of two schools which constitute the H.A.V.E.N. Academy which provides comprehensive special education services and therapeutic support for students with Severe Emotional Behavior Disorders and Autism. It is located at 4400 West Atlanta Rd SE Smyrna, GA 30080 (just west of I-285). RSVP.
Sunday, November 14, 2010: 1st Annual Smyrna Auction for Heroes at Brawner Hall, 3180 Atlanta Road, 11 am-5 pm, hosted by residents and businesses of Smyrna to benefit the Smyrna Public Safety Foundation (SPSF). The SPSF is a 503c non-profit organization that offers much-needed support to Smyrna’s police officers and firefighters. We invite the entire community to give back to these heroes who give so much to Smyrna citizens every day. Live and silent auction items include donations of products, goods, and services from area merchants as well as fine, collectible, and decorative art. There will also be a Special Dali Presentation. For donations or sponsorships, please contact Russ Lutterbie at email@example.com. To volunteer, contact: Stefan Manford at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, November 12, 2010, Griffin Middle School – IBM employees came out to work alongside parent volunteers in support of Griffin Middle School’s campus clean up day, as well as, to help establish the student growing garden. Read more.
Thursday, November 11, 2010- 3rd Annual Smyrna Veterans Day – 11:00 am-12:15 pm. The Korean War was unleashed 60 years ago on June 25, 1950. 480,000 Americans fought there; 36,500 died there. We gather to remember all 480,000 as well as American veterans of all other wars. See photos and read about our event here: 3rd Annual Smyrna Veterans Day.
Ceremonies included a presentation of the colors by the Campbell High School ROTC and the national anthem by renown singer (and former Miss Alaska) Maryline Blackburn. After that we recognized Purple Heart Veterans, Korean War Veterans, veterans of World War II, the Vietnam War, Desert Storm, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom and all Veterans. This was followed by an American Legion ceremony led by Charlie Barrett.
Our special speaker was Korean War veteran Ben S. Malcom. Col. Malcom is known throughout the Armed Forces as laying the foundation for today’s Special Forces Operations. He was followed by Bob Lanzotti, who spoke about the Vietnam War. We had beautiful choral music by the Belmont Hills Elementary School Honors Chorus, military band music by the 116th Georgia Army National Guard Band, and a benediction by Korean War veteran Sam Whitfield. Master of Ceremonies was Smyrna native Ken Turner, who is a Vietnam War Purple Heart veteran.
Saturday, October 23, 2010 Vision Rehabilitation Services of Georgia, “Race To See”. Volunteers are needed to support a 5K and 1K race fundraiser held in conjunction with the Fall Jonquil Festival from 7:00 AM until 9:30 AM. The race benefits the programs and services provided by Vision Rehabilitation Services to children and adults who are blind or visually impaired. Requesting 25-30 volunteers to work along the race route. Race route begins and ends on Powder Springs Street on the side of Campbell HS. Volunteer orientation, refreshments and T-shirts provided. A Volunteer Orientation will be held Sat, Oct 16 at 8:00 AM at Cobb Park (across from Campbell High School). The orientation will last approximately 30 minutes.
Also, the Friday before the race (October 22) there is a Spaghetti Dinner & Silent Auction at the Smyrna Community Center from 5:30 to 8:00 PM benefiting Vision Rehabilitation Services. Volunteers are sought to register entrants for the following mornings race.
Saturday, October 23, 2010 – Smyrna Citizen Preparedness Initiative – First Aid Training and CPR Anytime – 9 am to Noon, Fire Station 1–Same event as on August 28, 2010 (below). RSVP.
Saturday, September 18, 2010 – Smyrna Citizen Preparedness Initiative – First Aid Training and CPR Anytime – 9 am to Noon, Fire Station 1–Same event as on August 28, 2010 (below). RSVP.
Saturday, August 28, 2010 – Smyrna Citizen Preparedness Initiative – First Aid Training and CPR Anytime – 9 am to Noon, Fire Station 1–The training will be limited to 25 people, hosted at Smyrna Fire Headquarters 2620 Atlanta Rd., Smyrna Ga. 30080, and the training will be provided by Smyrna Fire personnel (on-shift paramedics). CPR Anytime–Almost 80 percent of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur at home and are witnessed by a family member. Only 6.4 percent of sudden cardiac arrest victims survive because the vast majority of those witnessing the arrest are people who do not know how to perform CPR. CPR Anytime is a hands-only method of administering CPR developed by the American Heart Association. It takes less than an hour to learn this technique. CPR Anytime is a tool that can help increase survival rates in communities across the country. People who receive the CPR Anytime kits are able to share lifesaving skills with their loved ones by using the kit to train their entire family. Using a multiplier effect, studies have shown that for every single CPR Anytime kit used for training, an average of 2.5 people learn how to perform CPR. This is not a CPR Certification Course. This is free on a first-come, first-serve basis, but you must RSVP.