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Good Neighbor Homeless Shelter Receives 2023 Best of Cartersville Award

CARTERSVILLE October 4, 2023 -- Good Neighbor Homeless Shelter has been selected for the 2023 Best of Cartersville Award in the Homeless Shelter category by the Cartersville Award Program.

Each year, the Cartersville Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Cartersville area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2023 Cartersville Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Cartersville Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Cartersville Award Program

The Cartersville Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Cartersville area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Cartersville Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community's contributions to the U.S. economy.

SOURCE: Cartersville Award Program

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Cartersville Award Program
Email: PublicRelations@cities-recognition.com
URL: http://www.cities-recognition.com

May Day Heyday: 5 Cool Craft Ideas to Celebrate

Happy (almost) May Day! May Day celebrates the first day of May, and is commonly commemorated in many traditions as an ancient spring festival. Cultures around the world celebrate May Day each year with dancing, singing, cake and of course… flowers! The month of May is a beautiful time to enjoy fresh spring flowers, cool weather and the upcoming season of summer.

What’s one of the most popular parts of May Day? The baskets, of course! May Day is a time to come together with family and friends and create festive crafts. If you’re looking for a way to get started, check out these 5 cool craft ideas to celebrate.

 

1. Scrapbook Paper Cones

May Day baskets can be made out of anything from flowerpots to recycled tin cans. One cute tradition is making them from scrapbook paper. Paper cones are a unique and easy-to-do idea to create cute May Day baskets for friends and family. 

First, choose a fun piece of patterned scrapbook paper and roll it into a cone shape, then secure with a strong piece of tape. You can then punch two holes on either side of the opening and thread a loose piece of ribbon between them with knots on either side. Your newly created basket can now be hung from a doorknob. Fill the cone with flowers and light candy for a beautifully decorated treat.

 

2. Real Flowers 

May is all about the flowers, so join the party by buying—or picking—some flowers. Fill a basket with a gorgeous bouquet to give your neighbor or someone you love, because nothing brightens up a room or someone’s day quite like a fresh bundle of beautiful flowers.

 

3. Fake Flowers

If you would rather go the fake flower route, there are a ton of options to choose from for your May Day festivities! Use tissue or crepe paper to create the illusion of budding flowers on a stick, or hand paint some coffee filters for a unique touch. 

If you prefer a more two-dimensional style, flower paintings are always a great way to go. Whether it’s finger painting, watercolors or even bubble painting (that’s right—look it up), your artistic renderings will be a beautiful addition to any May Day activity. Try it out yourself or get kiddos involved for a fun, yet slightly messier, experience.

 

4. Springtime Poems

For the more literary artists, there’s always the option of writing a sweet springtime poem or letter. You can send these out as handwritten notes to friends or family, or attach them to another May Day basket. Commemorate the season by writing about something you love in the springtime, or send happy messages with May-filled joy. 

 

5. Candy Bouquet

Finally, for the sweet tooth: a candy bouquet. If you’re not much into crafts, and not much into flowers, candy can float your boat! Pick out some delicious sweet treats to fill your baskets and send them out with love. Because when in doubt, candy is always the way to go.

At the end of a successful May Day, celebrate the start of a beautiful season by going out to your favorite restaurant or cafe for a light snack or drink. Enjoy your May Day with some of these cool craft ideas and have a fresh start to the summer.

Our Impact This Year

  • People Helped

    740

  • Volunteer Hours

    1,607

  • Dollars Raised

    $497,507

  • Community Impact

    $181,797

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