By REBECCA HAZEN
The Trenton-Dade Fire Department is holding a Stair Climb event on Saturday, Sept. 11, the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks.
Fire Assistant Chief Ansel Smith spoke about the event during the Dade County weekly update on Thursday, Sept. 2.
“All around the world there are fire departments and people that get together and do a stair climb in memory of everyone that lost their lives,” Smith said.
The event will be at the Dade County Middle School from 6 a.m. to noon. There will be shirts for sale for $10 at the event.
“The goal is to do 2,071 steps, which is how many steps were in the Twin Towers. You are not required to do all the steps. If you can just go up and down three times, that’s fine,” Smith said.
This event is open to citizens and all the surrounding fire departments and all public safety members.
There are many upcoming events in the county. Save the date for the Job Ready hiring event on Sept. 25, the New Salem Mountain Arts & Crafts Festival on Oct. 9 and 10, the Dade Elementary School Fall Festival on Oct. 23, the Optimist Bowling Fundraiser on Oct. 24, and the Alliance for Dade Jolly Holiday EXPO on Dec. 4.
There are several employment opportunities in the county. The Dade County Library is hiring a part-time youth education coordinator. To download an application visit chrl.org/employment-opportunities. The Dade County Public Works Department is hiring full-time employees. For more information visit dadecounty-ga.gov. The UGA Extension is hiring a 4-H Educator. Stay tuned for the job application to appear on UGA’s website. Dade County is hiring for the parks and recreation department, as well as a human resources director and bookkeeper. That application will be available online at dadecounty-ga.gov.
Dade County has seen 171 cases in the past two weeks, for a total of 1,575 COVID-19 cases. The number of cases can be found at https://dph.georgia.gov/covid-19-daily-status-report.
For a list of what is open and what is closed in Dade County, visit dadecounty-ga.gov.
Booster shots are now available at the Department of Health for people with underlying health conditions, or who are immunocompromised. Booster shots should be available to everyone else later this month. To make an appointment, call (706) 657-4213.
“Please be patient with our local Department of Health. They have only two office staff members and one nurse,” Public Information Officer Carey Anderson said.
“We are trying to get a site here in this county where they can get tested, at least one or two days a week, either at the Department of Health, or down at the four fields,” Rumley said.
Rumley continued, “The fact is, is that the numbers are climbing. It’s out there and it’s real. Use your own judgement whether you want to be vaccinated or not, but according to doctors that I’ve talked to, the people that are in the hospitals, way over 90 percent of those people have not had their vaccination.”
The Dade County Update is broadcasted online weekly on Thursdays at 3 p.m.