Smyrna Fall Break Camp Next Week

Smyrna-JenniferPhoto9.jpgFall Break Camp starts next week in Smyrna. Join us for games, crafts, sports field trips (in walking distance!), theme days, and more fun!

Students should bring a sack lunch, but a light snack will be provided.

The cost is $150 for Smyrna residents, and $175 for non-residents. The last day for registration is September 22. The camp is open to children ages 5 – 13 years/11 months. Smyrna is a wonderful place to live. Stay tuned for future events at the Smyrna Community Center.

When: Monday, September 25 – Friday, September 29
             8:30am – 5:30pm

Where: Smyrna Community Center
               200 Village Green Circle
               Smyrna, Ga 30080

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How Did Smyrna Get Its Name?

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Ancient church in Smyrna (now Turkey)

Smyrna, Georgia actually got it’s name from a religious background. The apostle Paul founded a church called Smyrna in what is now known as Turkey.

A Biblical term, the word Smyrna was first used by churches established in the area. The Methodists’ gathering place later became known as the Smyrna Camp Ground.

After incorporating Smyrna as a Georgia municipality in 1872, the city’s founders kept the name.

Know, Smyrna is known as “The Jonquil City” for the yellow-blooming flowers that grow abundantly in the area. Samuel Taylor and his family received a burlap sack of jonquil bulbs from their son living in Washington state. This is thought to be the start of the bloom.

There are 37 other cities named Smyrna in the U.S. To learn more about THIS Smyrna, click here.