Oct 03, 2017
October 2017 Newsletter
Message from the Manager
It's that time of the year whereby I am moved to inform you of the Gaston Outside GO Month Campaign. Gaston Outside is a byproduct of the overall Gaston Outside Image Campaign that is overseen by the Greater Gaston Development Corporation (GGDC).
The GGDC was formed by certain Gaston County business leaders to unite businesses, governments, academia and non-profit organizations behind a pro-growth agenda. The mission of the GGDC is to drive job growth and increase the tax base in Gaston County.
The Gaston Outside Image Campaign has enjoyed much success in celebrating the people, places, businesses and natural beauty that make Gaston County such a wonderful place. A significant part of the campaign is GO Month, which takes place each October all across Gaston County.
Each week of October the campaign will highlight a certain aspect of the community. The schedule is as follows: October 1-7 (Business & Economic Development), October 8-14 (Education & Workforce), October 15-21 (Restaurants & Retail) and October 22-28 (Culture & Recreation).
This year I am honored to inform you about a new element of GO Month, which is called GOtober Fest. This event will take place on Monday, October 30, 2017. I'm happy to announce that Mount Holly has been chosen to host the event.
GOtober Fest is an event to celebrate Gaston County and to serve as the springboard for post-GO Month momentum for the Gaston Outside Campaign. It will take place in downtown Mount Holly, scheduled from 4:30pm to 8:30pm. In case there is inclement weather the event will be moved to the Grand Hall located in the City's Municipal Complex, 400 East Central Avenue.
The public is invited to attend and be a part of a wonderful celebration of Gaston County. Others expected to be a part of the event are The City of Mount Holly, members of the GO Month Executive Committee, the GGDC Board and investment partners, members of the Image Campaign, GO Month community partners, leadership of Gaston County non-profits and their volunteers.
GOtober Fest will include food trucks, kids zone, dancers, some of which are of the Nutcracker variety, a DJ for musical entertainment and much more. There will be announcements of winners of the Store Front GO Month Contest and the Instagram Frame Competition. For more information about the contests contact Vincent Ginski at email@example.com or 980-283-7200.
Thank you for allowing me to enlighten you about GO Month and GOtober Fest during the month of October. Your support is is greatly encouraged and needed.
Have a great month of October.
Danny Jackson, City Manager
PARKS AND RECREATION
Registration for Indoor Soccer continues until Friday, October 20th at the Mount Holly Municipal Complex. Online registration for this program will end on Wednesday, October 18 at www.mtholly.us. Leagues are co-ed and are available for ages 8-high school.
Winter Basketball registration will begin on Monday, October 16th for ages 3-high school at the Mount Holly Municipal Complex. Online registration for basketball will begin on Monday, October
23rd at www.mtholly.us
The Mount Holly Sole Patrol, a senior citizen activity group, is looking for new members. The Patrol meets Monday-Friday 8:30-11am at the Tuckaseege Community Center Zumba classes are currently being held at the Mount Holly Municipal Complex on Tuesday evenings from 6:30-7:30pm. The cost is $5/class. For more information on the class please contact the instructor
The Mount Holly Fitness Center is looking for new members. The Fitness Center is located at the Tuckaseege Community Center, and is open Monday-Friday 8:30am-8pm, and Saturday 9am-12pm.
For more information on Mount Holly Parks & Recreation please check the website www.mtholly.us or call Athletics- 704-951-3024, or 704-951-3006.
As fall is fast approaching ......just a re-minder Whatever enters a storm drain: flows directly into our local waters. Never dump, wash or rake anything into the path of storm drains. Never mow the lawn and leave clip-pings in the road ways. Blowing or raking yard waste to the ditch or street drain also blocks the water flow causing flooding.
Thank you for your cooperation!
City of Mount Holly Stormwater