Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Included is the daughter of Kelly McAloon, Executive Director of Snellville Tourism and Trade.
The following local students have been named to the fall 2012 Dean's List at Berry College: To be eligible for the Dean's List, a student must carry a semester GPA of 3.5 or better. Berry College is an independent, coeducational college recognized nationally for the quality and value of its educational experience. Located on a magnificent campus encompassing more than 26,000 acres near Rome, Ga., Berry challenges its student body, consisting of more than 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students, to embrace a firsthand education that unites strong academic programs with opportunities for meaningful work experience, spiritual and moral growth, and significant service to others.
Friday, November 23, 2012
The 60-foot tall Christmas Tree next to Snellville City Hall will come to life on Saturday, Nov. 24th as the city of Snellville celebrates the 31st annual Christmas Tree Lighting.
Monday, October 1, 2012
Hundreds of people gathered for sights and sounds of the different nationalities representing Snellville.
The latest event sponsored by Snellville Tourism and Trade was a huge hit, with hundreds of people coming out to experience the sights and sounds of the globe. Spearheaded by Keisha Cameron, founder of The Exchange, a multicultural organization, and STAT board member Aysha Cooper, the event was designed to celebrate the diversity of our growing community. The Snellville Police Explorers volunteered their time to help the day go off without a hitch, while councilman Mike Sabbagh and his wife Rita manned a booth dedicated to the Arabic culture. "We have such a diverse group of people here in Snellville," said councilman Sabbagh. "It's great to come out and celebrate that." Go. Eat. Give. gave a cooking demonstration featuring traditional …
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Applications will be accepted through Sept. 30.
Snellville Tourism and Trade (STAT) is accepting applications for prospective board members. At least one spot on the board is open, as Vice President Kelly McAloon is moving into the Executive Director role. Nine board positions exist total. Each current member must re-apply and go through the nominating process. "We will look at applications and make recommendations," said Jon Richards, chair of the nominating committee. "Anyone who wants to apply, can." They will then vote on four positions Nov. 8 at the Commerce Club meeting. City Council approves three positions, while the Downtown Development Authority approves the other two. There is no criteria, other than a willingness to attend board meetings and either live or work in Snellville…
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
After months in the hospital and physical therapy, Aimee is finally home, and will take part in a celebration on the town green Friday evening.
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Tuesday, September 11, 2012
The Community of Snellville will be coming out to the Snellville Towne Green on Friday to welcome home it's bravest fighter, Aimee Copeland, according to Kathy Emanuel, wife of councilman Dave Emanuel. One of Aimee's favorite bands will begin entertaining the crowd at 5 p.m. while Aimee spends some time inside Snellville City Hall speaking with the media. At approximately 6:15 p.m. Aimee will move over to the Green to enjoy the music and go on stage herself. Aimee is very anxious to thank everyone in person for all the support she and her family have received. Afterwards Aimee will be on hand and eager to speak with her friends and neighbors until 8 p.m., or as long as her health permits. In June, the city of Snellville and members of the …
Sunday, August 26, 2012
A look at some top stories, events and images in Snellville this past summer, including last night's Live on the Lawn with the Metro Jazz Club.
Snellville had a busy summer! Besides the fantastic city-sponsored events and generous residents who donated to needy families, we had a few hard-hitting stories that still have us talking. Aimee Copeland is finally home, after a very difficult journey, while Hannah Rinehart is still in the ICU. The Summer Manna program was a huge success, with hundreds of children fed who otherwise may not have been. Briscoe Park is still getting a facelift. Let's see, what else... we've seen a rise in whooping cough and West Nile virus in the area. And Chick-fil-A... but we've said enough on that, I think! The Farmer's Market was fantastic this year, and its many vendors and variety of entertainment will be there for just a few more weeks. So enjoy …
Saturday, June 16, 2012
Andy Copeland, Aimee Copeland's father, was present at the event. The evening's proceedings were dedicated to her and also served as a fundraiser.
This year's Sizzling Summer Weekend was in honor of Aimee Copeland, the young Snellville woman who contracted a flesh-eating bacteria after a zip-line accident. When the main event organizers heard about Copeland's situation, they quickly took steps to make the event in honor of her. “It's a STAT (Snellville Tourism and Trade) event,” said Kelly McAloon, vice president of STAT, “and shortly after we heard about what happened with Aimee, we said, hey, this family needs our help. She's a Snellville resident, and we all know her family.” McAloon knows Aimee's mother Donna from Snellville Middle School. The idea originally came from mother and daughter duo Vickie and Brianna Gallup, friends and co-workers of Aimee's. When STAT agreed that it …
Friday, June 8, 2012
Snellville Tourism and Trade will be raising money for Aimee Copeland during a special family weekend June 15-16.
Snellville tourism officials are dedicating its upcoming Sizzling Summer Weekend to raising funds for Aimee Copeland and her family. Joe Burnett, executive director of Snellville Tourism and Trade, said focusing on the Copeland family for the family event made sense. The event already was planned, and all the tourism group had to do was shift gears slightly. Besides, he said, Snellville is the place "where everybody's proud to be somebody." The slogan -- changed few years ago -- fits perfectly with helping the Copeland family, Burnett said. "We're treating someone like somebody," he said. "It's a normal occurrence for Snellville to do this." The event will be June 15-16. The concept to turn Sizzling Summer Weekend into a fundraiser for …
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
It's the summer, so expect fun courtesy of Snellville Tourism and Trade.
Snellville Tourism and Trade is hard at work at planning fun activities for local family and friends, Here's a list of upcoming events: Popcorn in the Park This event shows movies in June, July and August on select Saturdays. The first is this weekend, June 9. "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island" will be the movie. On July 21, "Happy Feet Two" will play, and on August 18, "Dr. Seuss's The Lorax" will play. All movies will be played at Briscoe Park. Bring lawn chairs or blanket, and be ready to experience the free event. There is a small charge for food and inflatable child rides. Festivities begin at 5 p.m., with the movie showing at dusk. Sizzling Summer Weekend This family friendly event takes place June 15-16. There will be a "Live on the…
Monday, May 21, 2012
This past weekend, Snellville Tourism and Trade hosted the city's first-ever Beach Blast. See if you were captured in photos.
Snellville Tourism and Trade recently hosted the city's first-ever Beach Blast event, drawing many area families for the sand-filled fun. Attached are event photos used with permission from Snellville Tourism and Trade. These photos also are available on the organization's Facebook page. If you were at the event, feel free to upload your photos here, as well.