A veterans monument is to be dedicated on Veterans Day, Nov. 12, at Cherokee Veterans Park near Canton. Public forums have been set for Aug. 28 and Sept. 6 on program spaces in the planned L.B. Ahrens Recreation Center, also at the park. CHEROKEE COUNTY

Cherokee sets public forums on new rec center

Two public forms have been set to take citizen comments on the types of program spaces they’d like to see in the planned L.B. Ahrens Recreation Center at Cherokee Veterans Park.

The forums are scheduled for 7 p.m., Aug. 28 and Sept. 6, in the cafeteria of Macedonia Elementary School, 10370 East Cherokee Drive, Canton. Residents also are invited to participate in an online survey at: https://bit.ly/2MMuFBa The survey will be available until Sept. 7.

Possible amenities include gyms, community rooms and fitness areas, officials said. Cherokee Veterans Park opened about a year ago at 7345 Cumming Highway (Ga. 20) near Canton.

The county plans to dedicate a veterans memorial at the park on Veterans Day in november, Cherokee Board Chairman L.B. Ahrens said at a recent Board of Commissioners meeting.

Those wishing to purchase commemorative bricks, offered at prices of $75 to $125 apiece, should do so by Aug. 31 if they wish the bricks to be engraved and ready by the dedication, Ahrens said. Information: https://bit.ly/2JvSI6L

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