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Fulton County senior multipurpose facilities to celebrate Black History Month

Fulton County senior multipurpose facilities to celebrate Black History Month

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Fulton County Senior Multipurpose Facilities will host the following Black History observances during February:

Harriett G. Darnell Senior Multipurpose Facility
Black History Month Celebration
Monday, February 18, 2013
10:00am – 11:30am
Program will feature the Darnell Chorus, the Adult Day Program Bells of Darnell, representatives from the Darnell Players, Toast Masters, the Darnell Divas & Dudes and more.
Contact information:  Terryl Sparkman, Senior Services Manager, 404-699-8580

Adult Day Program Black History Month Celebration
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
10:30: a.m. – Noon
Participants will recognize the contributions of Africans Americans to the nation’s history through music and theatrical presentations.
Contact Information: Partrounar Bryant- James – 404-6998595

H.J.C. Bowden Senior Multipurpose Facility

Fulton residents encouraged to 'Walk Ga.'

Fulton residents encouraged to 'Walk Ga.'

ATLANTA -- Fulton County Cooperative Extension wants all residents to develop regular physical activity habits, get healthier and have fun while “walking across Georgia”.  Daily activities such as walking the dog, going for a jog and playing catch with the kids quickly add up to virtual miles that are used to “walk” across the state. 

“We invite all residents who made New Year’s resolutions to get fit and be healthier to join our initiative,” says Menia Chester, Director of Fulton County Cooperative Extension. “Although this event is called Walk Georgia, any form of activity can be logged to track mileage.  The primary goal is to get moving.”

Hundreds attend AKA peace rally

Hundreds attend AKA peace rally

ATLANTA -- More than 200 metro Atlanta middle school students attended a peace rally and workshop hosted by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. over the weekend.

The rally was a kickoff for 40 Days of Peace, which begins Monday. 40 Days of Peace is a commitment to kindness and service that encourages young people to follow in the footsteps of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

At Saturday's rally, speakers encouraged attendees to stop bullying and stay out of gangs. Police officers gave a presentation on how to interact with law enforcement.

A concurrent workshop for the parents in attendance focused on implementing strategies to keep children safe and on the right track in life.

Chair-ity raises $72K for Christian City

Chair-ity raises $72K for Christian City

UNION CITY, Ga. -- This year's Children's Chair-ity Event raised more than $72,000 for some deserving kids in metro Atlanta.

The fundraiser, which is held annually in Peachtree City, collects money for Christian City. The Union City-based organization has provided a loving and nurturing home for more than 1,000 abused, abandoned and neglected kids.

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FACAA gears up for Georgia Gives Day

FACAA gears up for Georgia Gives Day

ATLANTA -- The Fulton Atlanta Community Action Authority (FACAA) recently announced Georgia Gives Day, to take place on Thursday, December 6.

According to the FACAA, Georgia Gives Day gives people across the state an opportunity to donate to their choice of a nonprofit organization, an effort in total to help change the lives of people in need.

Those participating can donate to a cause nearby by searching locations, or to a cause for a special reason, where organizations are listed by category.

For a list of the nonprofits taking part, visit www.gagivesday.org.

Holiday season begins with a bang in Fairburn

Holiday season begins with a bang in Fairburn

FAIRBURN, Ga. -- The city of Fairburn will kick off the holiday season this weekend with plenty of family fun and even a few surprises.

The celebration will begin at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17 with holiday performances and a visit from Santa Claus.

At 7 p.m., city officials will light the Fairburn Christmas tree. The lighting will be immediately followed by a new holiday tradition -- Christmas fireworks.

Fairburn's tree lighting will be held adjacent to 5 Southwest Broad Street near the intersection of Roosevelt Highway and Campbellton Street.

Chair-ity event to help Christian City

Chair-ity event to help Christian City

UNION CITY, Ga. -- Christian City is gearing up for its sixth annual holiday fundraiser, the Children's Chair-ity Event.

Every year, local artists hand-paint wooden chairs for the Chair-ity. The chairs are sold at the event during a Santa's Workshop Silent Auction, which also features other great prizes like a weekend trip to Hilton Head Island, a Pandora bracelet, gift baskets and tickets to the Atlanta Ballet's Nutcracker.

All of the money raised by the event goes to the Children's Village at Christian City, which has provided a loving home for more than 1,000 abused and neglected children for 47 years.

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