Date set for annual Georgia Mountain trip

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We’ve set the date for our annual Georgia Mountain trip to Hiawassee.  We plan to leave early on Tuesday, October 13, and stock up on fresh fruits and vegetables at a North Georgia roadside stand, then eat buffet style in Hiawassee before catching Sammy Kershaw at the music hall at the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds.   This will be a full but rewarding day for those attending.  It is one of our best attended trips as a rule, and we expect this year to be no exception. On Friday, the 9th,  we will try again to go Yard Sale Shopping as we were rained out last week.  This wet weather has put a damper on outside activities for sure, but inside we are still offering Wednesday chair exercises, and line dancing.

Our water aerobics are still Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, and unless there is lightning and thunder, those are unchanged by the weather.  Our last fishing date for this year is Friday the 23rd, so we’re hoping for good weather that day.  Our Transit service has really grown in recent months.  In July and August we set new records for the numbers of public transportation trips.  We made 769 employment-related trips in August, and over 500 shopping trips.  The four federal grant buses make about 100 one-way passenger trips per day.  This service depends upon our local citizens’ use, so if you find yourself without transportation, please feel free to call (706)342-4052 for more information.  An answering machine will catch after hour calls to best serve you.  There are handicap accessible vehicles for those needing that accommodation.  We serve any one for any purpose.  Some mistakenly think the buses are for seniors only.  This is not the case.  We look forward to hearing from you if you have a transportation need.

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