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23 April 2018

Fill Your Summer with Family Fun

Written by Mayor Joe Lockwood

After a cold winter and rainy spring, I’m looking forward to the warmer summer months, spending time outside with my family. Though I have to admit, the rain has been a real plus — it’s nice to see Georgia’s lake levels back up and the Level 1 drought restrictions lifted after several years.

Spring is always a busy time around the Lockwood house because this is when I’m preparing to plant my garden. I typically plant beans, peppers, tomatoes, and potatoes. I plan to add corn this year. I’ve even purchased thirteen baby chicks, so our family is looking forward to some much healthier and tastier eggs.

Since moving to this area in 1994, I’ve had a garden almost every year. It’s just one of the many reasons why I love living in Milton. Where else can you bring Santa to town on your personal tractor in the morning, and then go out to a four-star restaurant for dinner that night?

Another thing my wife Dawn and I are looking forward to this summer is spending some quality time with our graduating senior before he heads off to college in the fall. It’s still a little hard to believe that we’re officially going to be empty-nesters, but just like a garden grows — so do our children.

There’s no doubt that life with little ones can be chaotic with school, sports, dance, and so many other extracurricular activities. Looking back, I can definitely say that some of our best family memories were made during the summer months, spending time with our kids on the lake, taking a family vacation, or just being outside in the backyard grilling.

So, take it from this “experienced” dad, get outside this summer, and make some memories with your family. North Fulton and the metro-Atlanta area are filled with all sorts of fun, family-friendly activities, or visit a local park like Milton’s Providence Park.

Coming this summer, Milton will have a brand new park, The Green, opening in the heart of downtown Crabapple, just across from Milton City Hall. Or even better, join us on June 16 at Beach Bash at Bell Memorial Park for an evening filled with music from A1A, the official and original Jimmy Buffett tribute band.

Whatever your plans for the summer, make sure they’re filled with lots of family fun!

About the Author

Mayor Joe Lockwood

Mayor Joe Lockwood

Joe Lockwood is Mayor of Milton. 678-242-2500,