Thrift Store Has a New Partnership

The Project Safe Thrift Store has a new partnership with Atlanta Recycling Company, LLC (ARC). (www.ATLrecycle.com). Thanks to Joe Dunlop and Suki Janssen from the Clarke County Solid Waste Division, as well as the members of the Solid Waste Dept.’s Sustainable Industries Roundtable group, Project Safe was introduced to ARC for help with the sustainable disposal of items the store is unable to sell. Single shoes, soiled textiles, broken toys and other items past repair are now collected by ARC for recycling and reuse.

In our first month of working with ARC, the Project Safe Thrift Store has diverted approximately 5,750 pounds of material from the local landfill! As we continue to refine our collection system, we anticipate an even greater return on our landfill diversion efforts!

Thanks are due to Joe Dunlop, ACC Landfill’s Commercial Recycling Manager; Suki Janssen, ACC Landfill Solid Waste Manager, as well as Allan Goldberg and Chris Childers from ARC for helping us set this incredible program in place.

http://www.atlrecycle.com/

People’s Choice Contest Underway for Dancing with the Athens Stars

Between July 7 and August 31, the public can help select the line up for the 8th Annual Dancing with the Athens Stars to be held April 18, 2015. Six community standouts have been selected as People’s Choice finalists: Susan Bogardus, Eddie Gliken, Tiffany Hudak, Jan Kozak, Morgan Power and Marchelle Sandoval. Vote for your choice (or choices) by clicking on the Dancing with the Athens Stars page. Each vote is $1 contributed in honor of one of the finalists, and votes may be cast in any amount (i.e. $50 equals 50 votes). Winners are determined by a combination of dollars raised and number of people voting for each finalists.

Shiraz owner Emily Garrison (left, with her dance coach Oonagh Benson) won the People's Choice contest in 2012 and took home both Judges' Favorite and Audience Favorite honors in the 2013 show.
Shiraz owner Emily Garrison (left, with her dance coach Oonagh Benson) won the People’s Choice contest in 2012 and took home both Judges’ Favorite and Audience Favorite honors in the 2013 show.

Tickets on sale now for Groovy Nights!

Groovy Nights-Flashback to the 1970’s is August 23rd at the Classic Center. Join us for a trip through the decade that taste forgot. Experience the fantabulous food (fondue anyone?), music and fashions that we all love to hate. Single tickets are only $25, or reserve a table for you and your friends. Click on the Groovy Nights button to place your order, and we’ll see you on the 23rd!

Tickets on sale for Dancing with the Athens Stars

Tickets are on sale at the Classic Center box office for the 7th Annual Dancing with the Athens Stars. The event features 10 pairs of dancers vying for Judges’ Favorite and Audience Favorite honors, plus three exhibition performances. Routines include ballroom, Latin, disco, tap, trapeze and contemporary. Emcees are Erin and Josh Podvin. Tickets are $20 plus a $1 facility fee for the Classic Center. They’re available at the box office or online at www.classiccenter.com. This year’s performers include: Dr. David Woodard and Allison Hayn Kip Farlow and Ryan Mullis Wesley Walters and Natalie Cox Willow Tracy and The Ninja Philip Lanoue and Kaitlin Reinhardt Mario Castro and Julie Phillips Barbara Sims and LaDarius Thomas Debbie Crowe and Joseph Stunzi Ashley Booher and Ken Cook Shawn Butcher and Cassidy Carson plus the Dancing ATHENAS!