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Register to Volunteer for Hosea Feed the Hungry Event at Turner Field

Atlanta, GA--   

For questions and RSVP contact Cherrod Pate, Director of Community Affairs at cpate@atlbmba.org or 404-683-5196 by 5 PM, Thursday, November 18th.

Atlanta Hawks to host Thanksgiving Event At City of Refuge 4:30 on Wednesday 11/17

Atlanta, GA--  The entire roster of Atlanta Hawks players and coaching staff, along with Hawks President Bob Williams, will tipoff the holiday season with a special Thanksgiving event at City of Refuge’s Eden Village on Wednesday, November 17.  Beginning at 4:30 p.m., Hawks players and coaches will serve Thanksgiving dinners with all the trimmings to over 200 residents of the facility, located in downtown Atlanta.  The team will then dine with residents before posing for pictures and signing autographs.  The event will help open the Hawks’ “Season of Giving.”  \

(This is not a public event.)

Students and Parents Encouraged to Attend College Fair on Tuition Assistance

Atlanta, GA--  Councilman Aaron Watson and School Board member, Yolanda Johnson have teamed up with The Scholarship Academy in an effort to help Atlanta students and parents secure funding for college.  The "I am College Material" Fair will take place on Wednesday 11/17 from 4pm-8pm at the Atrium in Atlanta City Hall.

The Federal Pell Grant and Georgia HOPE are both facing major shortages in the coming years, and the councilman want families to start planning now for their educational futures.

The Scholarship Academy is a local nonprofit scholarship preparatory program that has launched this "I am College Material" Scholarship Fair.  

The event will introduce “average students” to the private scholarship application process.

Installation Continues for Downtown Atlanta's Winter Holiday Ice Rink

Atlanta, GA--  On November 19th Atlantans will be able to go to Centennial Park and enjoy ice skating with friends and family.  Currently in the last week of installation, the rink will be enclosed in a 30 by 40 meter tent, and will itself be a 108 by 60 foot ice skating rink.

Once the ice rink is open, visitors can enjoy covered observation seating, theatrical lighting on the real ice and holiday music. The ice rink is open daily through Jan. 30, 2010, including all holidays. Admission is $7 per person for 90 minutes of skate time and skate rental is an additional $2. College student and group discounts are available.

Ryan Seacrest Hosts 2nd Annual Hearts and Hands Gala at the Georgia Aquarium

Atlanta, GA--  Ryan Seacrest, Gavin DeGraw, and Ronald McDonald all collaborated to help raise funds at the 2nd Annual Hearts and Hands gala.  The Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities provides a home away from home for families of seriously ill and injured children who must travel to receive treatment at Atlanta area children’s hospitals. The event was held November 6th at the Georgia Aquarium.  Pictures from this star-studded special event can be seen at Metromix.

Coca-Cola Stuffing 10,000 Care Packages for Soldiers Overseas this Veterans Day

Atlanta, Ga--  Coca-Cola, with help from volunteers and hundreds of their own employees will be packing 10,000 care packages for service members stationed away from home. 

On Tuesday from 9:00am to 2:00pm there will be a "Stuffing Party" in which they will create packages for the USO to send a piece of home to our overseas soldiers.  The 82nd Airborne Division "All-American" Chorus will provide a moving a cappella performance in uniform, during the stuffing party.

Final Two Information Sessions on Housing Services for 2010 Scheduled in Fulton County

Atlanta,GA--  The Department of Housing and Human Services will host two final information sessions on housing programs and services along with homeowner education sessions in November and December. 

The November 10 session will provide valuable resources and advice to help seniors, homeowners and renters to avoid potential scams.  Participants will also receive information on how to make sound financial decisions regarding their homes.