TUCKER, Ga. (CW69 News at 10) —

PRESS RELEASE:

With schools closed, public events being postponed and residents continuing to shelter in place, the City of Tucker announced a new initiative Thursday aimed at improving morale in the community. The “Spring Fling” will encourage people to connect with neighbors, support others and have a little bit of fun.

Spring Fling begins on April 20 with a simple challenge: send a card or encouraging note to someone in the community.

“This could be as easy as dropping a text message or an email, or you could make and mail an actual card,” said Tucker Communications Manager Sonja Szubski. “While this kindness could be extended to anyone, extra credit if you choose to reach out to someone in our senior community, as they have been isolating longer than anyone through this coronavirus crisis and could probably use a pick me up.”

The following week will be the Tucker Takeout Picnic Challenge. Residents will be encouraged to choose their favorite Tucker restaurant, grab an order to go and enjoy a backyard picnic. They can post pictures to social media and tag the restaurants to encourage others to support local eateries through this time of emergency.

Finally, on Saturday May 9 the City will hold a virtual prom in honor of Tucker’s high school seniors who had to miss their senior prom this spring. A concert will be produced featuring music from local favorite The Riot Band and aired via the City’s social media channels.

“We’re so sad for everything our graduates are missing out on this spring,” Szubski said. “We hope this virtual prom brings them just a little bit of joy during a difficult time. And for all the moms and dads, what a great time to re-live some old prom memories and to make some new ones!”

The entire Spring Fling series will be promoted on social media at facebook.com/CityofTucker and Instagram.com/CityofTucker. Participants can hashtag their photos #tkrspringfling to take part in the fun.

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