Chastain Park resident and businessman, Carson Matthews, will join four other area businesses to sponsor the 3rd Annual CPC Holidays in the Park event scheduled for Saturday, December 14th from 4:00 to 6:00 PM. The event, held atop the Chastain Park Tennis Center, will feature ornament making, performances by The Georgia Boy Choir and Sutton Middle School Chorus and a special appearance by Santa Claus.
"As a Conservancy, we believe in tradition and building community. Holidays in the Park gives us an opportunity to create an experience for families and friends to share during the holiday season," said Rosa McHugh, CPC Executive Director. "We are so appreciate of the organizations and businesses like Carson's for their role in raising funds and awareness for the CPC through sponsorship."
During the holiday gift shopping season Amazon will donate 0.5% of all purchases to the Chastain Park Conservancy whenever you shop through the Amazon Smile Program. Amazon Smile is a program of Amazon that offers the same products, prices and services.
Today is Giving Tuesday! Established by the non-profit sector in answer to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, organizers hope to kick off the holiday giving season by encouraging Americans to donate money or time to worthy causes.
According the Non-Profit Times, the event's twitter hastag #GivingTuesday, was already trending before the close of business on Monday. According to industry leaders, the message is to "shine a light on the importance of giving in the holiday season."
Santa will visit Chastain Park at the third annual Chastain Park Conservancy "Holidays in the Park" event on Saturday, December 14th. Join friends and neighbors to ring in the holidays "Chastain Style" around the CPC Christmas Tree atop the Tennis Center.
The Chastain Park Conservancy's Christmas tree lot will be back this year once again featuring beautiful Fraser fir trees from the Blue Ridge Mountains provided by Barefoot Mountain Farms.
"We have been purchasing our tree from the CPC for the last several years and I have been so impressed by the quality and beauty of the trees provided by Barefoot Mountain Farms," said CPC member Betsy Orr. "It's great to be able to support the Chastain Park Conservancy and get a beautiful tree at the same time."
At a recent recording session, Martina McBride took time out to thank members of Team Martina for their efforts in raising funds for Play Chastain. (See video below.)
Join Georgians across the state by participating in Georgia Gives Day this Wednesday, November 13, 2013. The Georgia Center for Nonprofits (GCN) is inviting all citizens to "give a little and share a little." Georgia Gives Day is an initiative that has been co-created by the non-profit sector to raise funds and awareness for the many non-profit organizations that enrich the lives of Georgians and make local communities thrive.
Volunteers play a significant role in furthering the CPC mission to enhance, maintain, restore and preserve Chastain Park. The Park has flourished due to the impact of the volunteersim of individuals and groups.
From performing maintenance and improvement projects such as raking leaves, clearing brush and planting to serving on special events fundraising teams and assisting with administrative tasks such as mailings and park user surveys, volunteers are an integral part of the Conservancy's efforts to support the Park. In 2013 volunteers have invested over 12,000 hours into the Park.
Members of the North Fulton High School Class of 1970 gathered for their recent Annual Bonfire and Barbeque Reunion. Proceeds raised benefit the CPC and its mission to restore, enhance, maintain and preserve Chastain Park. Approximately 70 people attended the event held at the Chastain Park Conservancy Barn.