'Give-an-Hour' event on Saturday, Feb. 23 is postponed due to bad weather.
Tucker Civic Association
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Monday, December 3, 2012
Tucker Civic Association receives a neighborhood fund grant for an innovative plan.
A $15,000 grant has been awarded to the Tucker Civic Association for implementation of its Lifelong Community Project. The grant from the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta includes $5,000 to support programming and planning focused on senior services and engagement and $10,000 for community coaching to set up and implement the program. The Tucker Lifelong Community (TLC) Project is committed to creating a "home for a lifetime" by building, promoting, and expanding accessability of service programs, diverse housing and transportation options, and encouraging healthy lifestyles for residents of all ages. The program is based on input from the community through surveys and ongoing focus groups and upcoming events. “I am excited about …
Friday, November 23, 2012
Close to 100 volunteers spent last Saturday fixing the old homestead and cleaning up the surrounding property.
The Tucker community came out in full force last weekend to support the revitalization of historic Johns Homestead Park. DeKalb County’s Natural Resources Management Office brought heavy equipment, and Friends of Johns Homestead, Tucker Civic Association, and Tucker Historical Society brought volunteers and tools. The 50 acre park, which includes the historic 1828 homestead and Twin Brothers Lakes nature preserve, now falls in Commissioner Sharon Barnes Sutton's District Four. She was given a tour of the homestead itself on Saturday, and the surrounding land and out-buildings. “It’s amazing to see a structure still standing from that era, right on Lawrenceville Highway,” Commissioner Sutton said, “It’s a valuable piece of our history, and …
Friday, October 12, 2012
Tucker Civic Association’s Fifth Annual Rivers Alive cleanup helped a struggling corner of Tucker get a much needed facelift.
It was the spectacle of all spectacles. The monster tractor tire had been in the South Fork Peachtree Creek by Cowan Road for over five years. Many of TCA's annual volunteers have tried and tried again to get that bad-boy out of the creek, but to no avail. With an old-fashioned heave-ho, a dozen men pushed the 800 pound, five foot by two foot monster from the creek onto the shoreline. But it’s not over yet. More rolling, pushing, chaining, and dragging; the monster tire nicknamed “Cara” finally makes its debut back to civilization. The cheers were heard by many and the glee felt by all. It was the perfect ending to a perfect morning filled with food, trash, art, recyclables, paint, camaraderie and more. About 150 dedicated volunteers made…
Friday, September 14, 2012
A reminder about the next event.
The Tucker Civic Association, in conjunction with RIVERS ALIVE, sincerely thanks you for stepping up to volunteer for the first time, or as a returning volunteer in the Fifth Annual Rivers Alive Clean Up. Your past participation has been a valuable part of our success. Even if you don't know exactly how many people (besides yourself) will be coming this year, we'd still like to know if you're coming. It's important for planning purposes. Take a moment now and reply with a YES or NO. This year’s event will take place on Saturday, Oct. 6 at 4315 Cowan Road, Tucker, GA (two buildings to the right of the Ace Hardware) from 9 a.m. – 12 noon. *Heavy rain date is Saturday, Oct. 20 at the same time. This year we have a very special surprise! For …
Friday, August 31, 2012
Fewer than 15% of Tucker’s MARTA bus stops are regularly maintained.
If you’ve never noticed the line of litter along Lawrenceville Highway at the bend with Hugh Howell road, you’re not paying attention. Or you’re living under the railway bridge. But that’s a different story. That strip of roadway by the MARTA bus stop has been an on-going eye-sore for years now, with people pointing fingers trying to figure out who’s responsible for picking up the garbage. Tucker Civic Association’s Parks and Green Space co-chair, Beth White Ganga, decided to do something about it, and, along with her fellow green space committee members, has managed to pick up 550 pounds of trash and recycling over the past six months since adopting the bus stop. But the garbage keeps coming. “This particular location has so much trash …
Thursday, August 16, 2012
An event on September 18 will outline details of the venture.
The Tucker Civic Association and the Atlanta Regional Commission have come together to bring you the first ever Community Planning Academy. Join us for this informative and inspiring night Tuesday, September 18, from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Tucker High School auditorium. Learn about the Tucker Lifelong Community (TLC) initiative as we share survey results, hear from speakers, and sign up for our focus groups. Highlights include: A short presentation of TCA’s Community Survey results and outline of next steps. Information on services available to older adults and caregivers, including resources for accessing information or referring others in need. Speaker: Patrice Earnest, Atlanta Regional Commission. The Villages Concept: an innovative …
Thursday, August 2, 2012
The popular event returns October 6, and volunteers are needed.
The Tucker Civic Association, in conjunction with RIVERS ALIVE, will be hosting its Fifth Annual Rivers Alive Clean Up and would like to enlist your help. We are expecting another great year of improving the Tucker area. This year’s event will take place on Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 4200 Cowan Road in Tucker (two buildings to the right of Ace Hardware) from 9 a.m. until 12 noon. (Heavy rain date is Saturday, Oct. 20). If you would like to provide your support by volunteering, let us know "Yes" or "No" by August 14, 2012 by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. If you will be participating, please provide us the name of your group, number of volunteers, and a lead contact person with their information. A small group of a few people is OK …
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Lots of gratitude to lots of fine locals.
The 120th celebration on Saturday was a great day for Tucker, Georgia! We had a little down-home ceremony to recognize the families who so graciously donated the historically significant items that now call Browning Courthouse home. We thank Theron Chewning and Nan Chewning Brownlee for the donation of their grandfather's (Alf Chewning) personal desk he used to process the mail beginning on June 25, 1892. Thanks to Tim Timmons for sharing background information on Tucker's history leading up to the time of Alf Chewning's appointment. We thank Wallace and Ruth Ann Hardy for honoring the Lewis family in donating the over 100-year-old Tucker Congregational Church pew. A little later that morning we learned from Vickie Watkins, our …
Friday, June 1, 2012
New partnerships have been formed to improve the creeks and greenspaces in town.
The kickoff for the 5th Annual Rivers Alive cleanup, hosted by Tucker Civic Association, will be held Tuesday, June 19 at 7 p.m. This year's event brings new partnerships with Friends of Tucker Parks and Trees Atlanta, and plans to plant 350 native hardwood tree saplings in and around Tucker's green space. Two locations are among the top contenders for the project – the Tucker Nature Preserve and Twin Brothers Lakes at Johns Homestead. Suggestions of other locations and opinions of what to do are welcomed at the meeting. “These two pieces of property,” said Parks and Greenspace committee co-chair Pam McNall, “before we got our hands on them, were barely used by the public and the county. They are two of the most gorgeous pieces of land in …