Friday News

Administration Notices

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The Community Vision Survey was mailed to all property owners on June 1st. If you have not received, please feel free to come to the Admin building to complete one. We appreciate all of your responses and look forward to all of the valuable data it will bring for planning our future.
Pickens Community Thrift Store – Grant Appreciation

Bent Tree Fire Rescue would like to extend its appreciation to the Pickens Community Thrift Store. The thrift store recently awarded our department a $1,000 grant to help purchase a special calibration device for our gas detectors. We use our gas detectors routinely to investigate reports of potential gas leaks in and around homes. The calibration devices purchased through the grant allow us to test them in-house without having to take them out of service to send to a costly outside source.

The Pickens Community Thrift Store is staffed entirely by volunteers with the common goal of helping others. Proceeds from donations to the thrift store get returned to the Pickens County community through quarterly grants to non-profit groups to provide services and meet the needs of others. Our department is grateful to receive such a grant that will assist us tremendously in providing life-saving services to the community.

Please click the following link to visit the Pickens Community Thrift Store website and find out how you can help:

Club Tamarack Hours:

Sunday Brunch service at The Tavern this week.

Find updated menus for the Tavern and Club prior to the Friday News on the website here: Tavern - (

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Join us for Matthew's Helping Hands Golf Tournament On Saturday, July 22nd. Register here: Matthew's Helping Hands Golf Tournament (

Golf Shop Hours:
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The Bent Tree Activities Committee invites you to join us for our upcoming events and activities! Our incredible group of volunteers stay busy keeping Bent Tree filled with fun opportunities to meet your neighbors. Please be sure you are a member of the Bent Tree website and stay up to date on all things BTAC by using our calendar and the Activities Commitee page! Keep reading to see what's new.

What's coming up?

Newcomer Welcome and Beach Music

           Beach Extravaganza!  July 15
           Begins at 4:30 PM

· Help welcome new neighbors and learn more about Bent Tree at the Newcomers Fair

· Enjoy a free grilled hot dog! (while they last)

· Stay for the musical beach concert beginning at 7:00 PM

Bring your chairs, friends and neighbors and join                                                                                                           us at Lake Tamarack Beach for this FREE EVENT!

Play Read and Workshop


BTAC Arts Council sponsors

"Play Read and Workshop"

Fireside Lounge (only 25 seats available)

Sunday, July 16 at 2:00pm

Free event to showcase the artists in our community!

                  Poetry Slam Event

                  Retro Poetry Slam

                   Save the date for Sunday, Aug 20 at 2:00.

                   Dress like the 60’s and bring a poem to recite.

                   Party like its 1969!

Be sure to stay up to date on all things BTAC on the Bent Tree website here:
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Your Bent Tree Animal Shelter needs Fancy Feast canned cat food - any variety and IAMS dry cat food as well as kitten canned and dry food. We could also use some sensitive stomach canned dog food.  We have 5 beautiful kittens and 13 cats that are reminding us to get more food.  Right now, we don’t have any dogs (that can change in a second) but we have had 4 dogs in the last several weeks who have eaten up most of our canned food. If no one is at the shelter canned donations can be left on the porch. Bags of dry should be set in the cottage in case of rain or bears.  We are donation funded/volunteer run, serving our community 365 days a year. If you would like to visit our shelter, volunteer or have questions please call or text 678-414-1047

For questions about summer camp or to schedule a trail ride, please call the stables at 706-692-6322

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