Pembroke is celebrating Georgia Cities Week through Saturday.
The city is hosting a variety of events throughout the week, including a luncheon recognizing volunteers, public-safety demonstrations for schoolchildren and, in conjunction with the Keep Pembroke Beautiful program, there will be a ShredIt Day for homeowners to dispose of personal documents and electronics.
The theme for this year’s Georgia Cities Week, “Destination Downtown,” emphasizes that cities are where people gather for cultural and recreational activities, shopping and dining, and conducting business.
“We’re very proud of our city and the services we provide that make Pembroke attractive to businesses, residents, as well as visitors,” Mayor Mary Warnell said. “Cities provide the infrastructure to help businesses grow and set the stage for events where families and individuals can gather as a community.”
Activities planned for the week include a luncheon honoring volunteers who serve on city boards and committees as well as those who help during special events, and Public Safety Days for both Lanier Primary School and Bryan County Elementary School.
The city will participate in the Great American Cleanup Saturday with a citywide cleanup day set aside for everyone to pitch in.
The city also has arranged for a ShredIt truck to be in town for residents to have up to 10 boxes of documents destroyed. This includes paper, CDs, disks and credit cards.
Pembroke Advanced Communication also will accept computers and electronics to be disposed of and destroyed properly.
Both ShredIt and PAC will accept items between 9 a.m. and noon Saturday in the main parking lot of First Baptist Church, located directly across from Pembroke City Hall.
Pembroke will join more than 500 other cities throughout Georgia in celebrating Georgia Cities Week to showcase and celebrate the many services cities provide.
Call Sharroll Fanslau, the director of Keep Pembroke Beautiful, at 912-653-4413 for more information on the ShredIt event or to volunteer for an upcoming event.