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Macon-Bibb Spring Break Camps

The Bibb County School District is on Spring Break March 30 – April 3, which means many parents will be looking for fun activities for their children. The Parks & Rec Department is hosting week-long camps at the Bloomfield, Frank Johnson, North Macon, and Rosa Jackson Community Centers.

From team sports, arts and crafts, and educational activities, there is a variety of things for them to do. For more information, check out the most recent Parks & Rec newsletter. Space is limited in the camps, so register now!

To stay up-to-date about activities for children, adults, and families, follow the Parks & Recreation Department on Facebook.

5 x 5 Program kicks off in District 9 with series of events

Macon-Bibb County will begin its 5x5 Neighborhood Improvement Program in District 9 on Monday, March 9, and it will run through Friday, April 10. Commissioner Al Tillman will be hosting several public events throughout the week to raise awareness of the program, seek input on other projects, provide a Macon-Bibb update, and bring the community together to help with the cleanup.

Kick-Off Press Conference
Monday, March 9 * 10:00 a.m.
3809 Mumford Road

Public Forum
Tuesday, March 10 * 6:30 p.m.
Macon Mall, 2nd floor near Belk

Neighborhood Cleanup
Saturday, March 14 * 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
5 x 5 Area (See map below)

Community Festival
Saturday, March 14 * 12:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Greater Bellevue Baptist Church

Cinderella's Wish List Dress Sale

Cinderella's Wish List Dress Sale

The Bibb County School District's Career, Technical and Agricultural Education (CTAE) Department will host its third annual Cinderella’s Wish List Dress and Accessories Sale this month.

The Cinderella's Wish List Dress and Accessories Sale features new or gently used prom dresses and accessories for sale at a discounted cost. The sale begins Thursday and Friday, March 5-6, from 4-7 p.m. and continues Saturday, March 7, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

The event will be held at the Welcome Center Annex next to Hutchings College and Career Academy, at 2007-F Riverside Drive in Macon. All high school girls are invited to attend.

The CTAE Department is hosting the event to raise funds for the 2015 CTAE Student of the Year Scholarship fund.

Currently, the CTAE Department presents a scholarship to the Bibb County CTAE Student of the Year, as well as to the first- and second-place runners-up.

Macon-Bibb delivering 1,350 trash cans

Macon-Bibb delivering 1,350 trash cans

Beginning February 6, Macon-Bibb County’s Solid Waste Department began delivering more than 1,300 trash cans based on requests submitted through SeeClickFix. Deliveries continue on Fridays and Saturdays the next several weeks to meet the more than 1,400 requests submitted.

Public forum for downtown master plan

The Macon Action Plan (MAP) is hosting a community reception on Friday, March 6, from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the 

Student leaders meet Selma actresses

Students from Macon-Bibb County’s Georgia Civic Awareness Program for Students (GCAPS) welcomed two actresses – Jordan Christina Rice (an 11 year old from Atlanta) and Ebony Billups (a 14 year old also from Atlanta) – from the highly acclaimed movie, “Selma,” to Government Center on behalf of Mayor Robert Reichert and the Macon-Bibb County Commissioners.

Macon-Bibb delegation attends HOPE Global Forum

This year’s HOPE Global Forum was held in Atlanta from January 15-17, and a twelve-member delegation from Macon-Bibb County and the community were given the chance to attend as a Co-Convening Partner, hear from the speakers, and meet organizers of the event and programs. The delegation heard from experts on financial empowerment for those in the lowest income brackets, make connections with organizations that could help Macon-Bibb County enhance its work in this area, and meet with leaders from the public and private sector working to address financial literacy.