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New classes coming to Sharpsburg

  • By The Newnan Times-Herald
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  • Sep. 24, 2021 - 5:24 PM

New classes will be coming to the Avey and Otis Bridges Recreation Center in downtown Sharpsburg soon.

Three classes, dog obedience, scrapbooking and card making and ladies’ self defense, will be scheduled through the end of the month.

“We are so blessed to live in an amazing community with so much willingness to give back,” said Angie Moore, community center coordinator, in a press release. “This is the core of our purpose here at the Bridges Community Center.”

The community center, named for former Postmaster Avey Bridges and Councilman Otis Bridges, has been at the center of downtown Sharpsburg for decades, according to the city. The facility has hosted long-running classes in art, dance and quilting, each led by instructors with decades of experience teaching in Sharpsburg.

Local businesses are presenting some of the new classes. For instance, Coweta Car Care will teach Car Maintenance 101, while local lawyer Keith Prater will share information on wills and the legal process.

Other upcoming programs include exercise classes and sewing classes, among others.

“The community center is at the heart of the town,” said Mayor Blue Cole in a press release. “We teach there, we celebrate there, we govern there. In an effort to bring more people to town, we wanted to expand our classes and offer what people want to learn, or what people have a passion to teach.”