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Fulton and community partners to host celebration for children and families in need

Fulton and community partners to host celebration for children and families in need

ATLANTA -- Children and families in need and outstanding students will be the focus of a “Community Cares” Christmas Celebration on Friday, December 20, 2013, from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.  The event will feature distribution of toys, clothing, non-perishable items and recognition of students who have demonstrated academic excellence and perfect attendance.  Community partners supporting the event with entertainment, food, resources and giveaways include Fulton County Housing and Human Services Department, Office of Children and Youth, V103 FM, Music Education Group (MEG), Treasure Chest, Inc., and other caring sponsors.

Commissioner Pitts Joins Seniors in Halloween Celebration

Commissioner Pitts Joins Seniors in Halloween Celebration

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- H. J. C. Bowden Senior Multipurpose Facility participant Sallie Clemmons joins Fulton County District 2 At-Large Commissioner Robb Pitts for a photo as Commissioner Pitts greeted seniors during Bowden’s Annual Halloween Line Dance Jamboree.

The celebration included some seniors wearing costumes as they proved that Halloween is not just for kids. The celebration also included a pumpkin-carving contest.

The Housing and Human Services Department, Office of Aging works to help seniors to age-in-place and maintain a high quality of life. For more information about Fulton County senior multipurpose facilities and senior centers, call the Fulton County STARline at 404-613-6000.

 

Holy Innocents’ shines as Chastain Park ‘Volunteer Star’

Holy Innocents’ shines as Chastain Park ‘Volunteer Star’

ATLANTA -- Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School (HIES) students—known for their generous community service—will be recognized in a special way on Thursday, Oct. 3, at the Chastain Park Conservancy’s annual fall fundraiser, “On a Green and White Night of Stars.” HIES will receive the CPC’s Volunteer Star Award in the local school category.

In the last year alone, Holy Innocents’ students have contributed to several Chastain projects, such as clearing trails, cleaning the park on the Great Day of Service, helping with a “TriPATHlon” event, staffing fundraisers, and assisting with the Walk Chastain user demographics study.

“Students at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School have been incredible volunteer partners this year,” said CPC Executive Director Rosa McHugh. “They have contributed well over 300 volunteer hours, and we are so pleased to work with students who are so invested in improving their community.”

5,000 Fulton residents eat their veggies in 2013 thanks to Fulton Fresh

5,000 Fulton residents eat their veggies in 2013 thanks to Fulton Fresh

ATLANTA -- The Fulton Fresh Mobile Farmers Market marked the end of its successful third season on August 28 with a community celebration attended by more than 200 residents.

“This has been our most successful year so far,” said Menia Chester, Director of Fulton County Cooperative Extension. “We were able to provide nutrition education and fresh produce to approximately 5,000 residents living in communities with limited access to mainstream grocery stores.”

Fulton Fresh Mobile Farmers Market ends third season Aug. 28

Fulton Fresh Mobile Farmers Market ends third season Aug. 28

ATLANTA -- On Wednesday, Aug. 28 at 10 a.m., Fulton County Cooperative Extension will celebrate the successful third season of the Fresh Mobile Farmers Market. This year alone, the program provided 19.2 tons of fresh produce to more than 4,800 residents in 16 Fulton County communities. . 

The celebration will take place at Mount Vernon Baptist Church located at 441 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, and is open to all residents.

Fulton Fresh was founded in 2011 as part of Fulton County’s continuous effort to address health disparities. Communities served by the seasonal program benefit from the delivery of fresh produce, nutrition education and were taught how to prepare tasty, healthy meals with the produce they receive. 

Information about Cooperative Extension and other county services will be available as well as healthy treats and fresh produce from the Fulton Fresh Mobile Farmer’s Market.

For more information, call 404-332-2400.

America's 'Night Out' against crime

America's 'Night Out' against crime

ATLANTA -- The Fulton County Police Department, in partnership with Fulton County agencies and local neighborhoods are joining forces with thousands of communities across the nation to celebrate and participate in the 30th annual National Night Out, a crime and drug prevention event.

Fulton County residents are invited to join the Fulton County Police Department at their National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 6, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at 5495 Old National Highway, College Park.

National Night Out is designed to heighten crime awareness and support for crime and drug prevention efforts sending a message to criminals that neighborhoods are working together and fighting back against crime.

Visit the Georgia Mountains

Visit the Georgia Mountains

Have you ever driven through the Georgia Mountains? It is an amazing experience. The drive to Helen through the mountains is breath taking. You have to be comfortable driving around curves and getting a little light headed now and then, but the view is picture perfect every single mile. Then once you get down to Helen, make sure to take your appetite with you because the food is delicious and the sceneray is a place you want to make sure you take in. 

The last time I went down to Helen we went Horse Back Riding and Tubing. The tubing was even $5. Fun for $5. That is what I always look for, or free if I can get it. 

In addition to Helen,there are literally hundreds of awesome spots in the North Ga. Mountains that so few people know about. Small Ma & Pop owned diners, cabin rentals, specialty campgrounds and much more. Stop by and see what to do in the North Ga Mountains.