Sunday, February 28, 2016 09:41 PM


More than a thousand people responded to a survey sent out by representatives of Daltons Thriving Communities committee, and their voices were clear: Dalton wants more community events.

Dalton was recently chosen to participate in Thrive 2055s Thriving Communities program, which seeks to use arts and culture to drive economic growth. As a part of the program, there will be a pop-up event to share the results of the survey and enjoy some free family-friendly time in historic downtown Dalton. The event is organized by a committee made up of individuals representing various organizations across the city.

On Saturday, March 5, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. the community is invited to join in the fun with lawn games, food vendors, live music and tours of downtown. The event will take place on the old Lee Printing site, 101 S. Hamilton St.

We had an overwhelming response to our Thriving Communities survey, said Kendra Evans, director of the Downtown Dalton Development Authority and Thriving Communities committee member. Over 1,300 people spoke up about how they thought Dalton could become a more vibrant and thriving place to live, and the majority of people wanted more fun events in downtown Dalton.

The pop-up ...

News source: Dalton Daily News

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