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Stone Mountain Family is a Finalist in the Parenting Magazine Road Trip Contest, But Needs Your Vote

Atlanta, GA--  Parenting Magazine's annual Family Road Trip sweepstakes has a Stone Mountain family as one of its finalists!!! Between now and November 15th all of us in America have the chance to vote for the family we think should win an all-expense paid road trip through several states while blogging about their experiences on Parenting.com. 

The Edmunds family consists of Mom Kristin and Dad Tim, who are childhood sweethearts who grew up with great road trip memories. They are hoping that winning the Family Road Trip will give them the opportunity to take their 4 year-old Brooke and 2 year-old Lauren on a family trip that will give their daughters the same sort memories, and they could use our Local Hometwon help to send them on their way.

We encourage all Atlantans and especially Stone Mountainites to go to Parenting.com and vote for their nieghbors and to send the Edmunds family a little holiday joy.

DeKalb County Youth Soccer Organization SMYSA is Kicking Balls while Taking Donations for the Poor

Atlanta, GA--  DeKalb County Youth Soccer Organization SMYSA is kicking balls while taking donations to inspire our 16.8% of neighboring families living below poverty levels.  Every donation can help aid our community with support, food, clothing and toys for the holidays. 

11th Annual Indian Festival and Pow-Wow, Nov. 4-7, Comes back to Stone Mountain Park

Atlanta, GA--  Georgia’s most visited attraction, Stone Mountain Park, presents four days of Native American culture, history and tradition at the 11th Annual Indian Festival and Pow-Wow, Nov. 4-7. With more than 50 tribes represented, the event is considered the largest gathering of its kind in the state.

Dekalb's Great October Trash Clean-Up Nets Big Results

Atlanta, GA--  DeKalb County Public Safety Director William Z. Miller announced exceptional results from October’s Great DeKalb Clean-Up initiative.  Numerous county workers from various departments assisted in the Clean-Up effort, which took place along several major corridors in DeKalb County.   During the last four weekends, crews worked tirelessly along Buford Highway, Flat Shoals Pkwy, Memorial Drive and Covington Hwy to clean up unsightly debris and illegal road signs.  A total of 2,660 pounds of debris and signs were taken off the streets by DeKalb County Government Employees and Community Service Workers.  DeKalb County’s code enforcement division also took part in the initiative and issued over 120 court summonses for illegal signs. 

“Stories of Courage” Brunch at The Conference Center at DeKalb Technical College

All Breast Cancer survivors are invited to commemorate National Breast Cancer Awareness Month at the “Stories of Courage” Brunch.

The purpose of this Brunch is to celebrate the courage of women and families dealing with cancer and share information on resources available for cancer prevention and treatment.

“Stories of Courage” is being held by AID Africa, in conjunction with The Educational Economic Development and Training Program, Inc. and other community organizations. The brunch includes a panel discussion where survivors, family care givers and practitioners share stories of what has worked to make a difference in their lives. Exhibitors will be on hand to provide information community resources available for cancer prevention, detection and treatment.

Twanda Black, a KISS 104.1 disc jockey, will be moderating the brunch which starts at 10:00 a.m.

Tom Glavine to Speak at Annual Gwinnett Prayer Breakfast

Atlanta, GA--  Tom Glavine is to speak at the Salvation Army's 4th Annual Gwinnett Prayer Breakfast at 8am on October 29th.  Tickets are now available.

The former Atlanta Braves pitcher is a long time supporter of the Salvation Army and proceeds from the event will benefit its programs for Homeless Families in Gwinnett County.  Tickets to attend the event are $125 per person

Call 404-444-1334 or visit www.salvationarmyatlanta.org for tickets.

Mayor Kasim Reed’s Office of 'Weed and Seed to Create Community Leaders' will be in Stone Mountain

Mayor Kasim Reed’s Office of Weed and Seed Hosts Neighborhood Leadership Institute

WHO:

Mayor’s Office of Weed & Seed

Neighborhood Fund, an initiative of the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta

 

WHAT:

The Mayor’s Office of Weed and Seed is hosting a Neighborhood Leadership Institute supported by the Neighborhood Fund, an initiative of the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta. 

The primary goal of the leadership institute is to develop knowledgeable, skilled, and committed leaders in the city of Atlanta.  The leadership institute will help attendees develop a better understanding of themselves and their role as community leaders.  It will als