10 Oct 2016

Thank you Tucker!

A special thanks and congratulations to everyone who participated in the Tucker Rec Fall Festival. The event was an unprecedented success for our first event, exceeding all expectations. We believe our strategy of synchronizing with the Tucker Historical Society, the Tucker Butterfly Garden, the Friends of Tucker Parks and the Food Pantry paid off.

If you missed it, it was special. The Food Pantry received donations, the yard-salers made money, funds were raised for painting Browning Courthouse and everyone got an up close and personal tour of the courthouse, new picket fence and stunning butterfly garden. But most of all, it was an opportunity for neighbors and friends, old and new, to spend a day of fun and fellowship together. We think that was the most important part.

Thanks again for your partnership and civic engagement. You are what makes Tucker special.

The Friends of Tucker Parks

15 Sep 2016

Tucker Rec Fall Festival

We are excited to announce the return of the Tucker Rec Center's Fall Festival. This year's festival will be held on Saturday, October 8th from 10AM - 3PM and will feature Browning Courthouse Day, a community yard sale, our first food pantry drive and open houses hosted by some of our program leaders.

Browning Courthouse will be open for tours thanks to the Tucker Historical Society and invites you to learn more about our communities' history. In addition, THS will also kick off their new campaign to raise funds to paint Tucker's historic Browning Courthouse.

Yard sale spaces are available for $20 with a donation to the food pantry and $25 without a donation. To encourage participants to register and pay early, the first ten (10) to sign up will get one (1) table included for use at the sale. 10x10 pop up tents will be allowed but must be weighted for safety. Set-up starts at 8AM on the day of the sale.

The face of hunger is changing in Georgia. 28.2% of children in Georgia – 1 in 4 children – live in food insecure households, well above the national average of 21.4% This means that more than 700,780 children in Georgia have been hungry without access to food in our state. We'd like to ask our visitors and shoppers to remember the Tucker Rec Food Pantry and will be accepting donations of non-perishable food items for the Food Pantry as they prepare for the holiday season.

We invite you to come learn more about what programs and classes are offered at the Rec Center by touring some of our facilities. Offerings range from wrestling, dance, and musical instruction to painting, pottery, gymnastics, and Taekwondo to weekly Bridge games, senior exercise and woodcarving.

We look forward to seeing you at our Fall Festival on Saturday, October 8th!

18 May 2016

New Court Yard Seating

A wonderful project by the talented, Bryce Brechin, for his Eagle Scout project – a new Outdoor Classroom / seating area for the Court Yard of the Rec Center. Thank you, Bryce! This makes the entire court yard so much more enjoyable for everyone.

12 May 2016

Orchard Installation

The Friends of Tucker Rec Center partnered with the Friends of Tucker Parks’ Orchard Guild to install an orchard in the court yard. The orchard was funded by an ALFI grant, submitted by the Friends of Tucker Parks’ Orchard Guild’s intern, Wynne Nuhfer. Wynne is graduating this weekend from HEGA @ the Tucker Rec Center. Congratulations Wynne and thank you!