Stacy Adkins has returned to her former post as special events coordinator for the countys Recreation Department.
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County officials brought back a familiar face to fill the Leisure Services Division's vacant special events coordinator position.
Stacie Adkins returned last week to the job she resigned from in September of 2002.
"I walked back in and pretty much all the same people were there," she said. "It's like I took a long vacation and came back. I walked right back into the same office with the same desk (at Patriots Park), and I didn't even feel like I had been gone."
Adkins served as the special events coordinator for more than two years before leaving for a development director position at the Alzheimer's Association in Augusta. She is replacing Beth Roberson, who had replaced her.
Since leaving her job with the county two years ago, Adkins has moved to Evans with her husband, Trevor, and children. Her new home is only minutes away from Patriots Park, she said.
"I have four kids, and two of them are in the programs (at Patriots Park)," she said. "Trevor said, 'We're out there half the time anyway, why don't you just work there?"'
Aside from the convenience, Adkins also wanted to resume her place in an ever-growing county position.
"I think what the county realizes is that special events are a way to give back to the community and get the community involved," she said.
Sports programs only appeal to certain people, but special events can attract a much larger portion of the community, Adkins said.
"Fourth of July brings in 10,000 people," she said. "The arts festival is growing. I'll pick Halloween back up this year and get it up to 600 or 700 kids. There's different aspects of the leisure services that special events plays a big part of."
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