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Chick-fil-A to host mother-son 'Date Knight'

Chick-fil-A to host mother-son 'Date Knight'

ATLANTA -- All of the Chick-fil-A restaurants in metro Atlanta will host a special mother-son Date Knight on Saturday, Apr. 28.

The Date Knight format will be similar to that of the franchise's massively popular Daddy-Daughter Date Nights. It will give mothers and sons a special chance to enjoy some quality time together.

The event will have a medieval theme, hence the "Knight" part of its title.

"One of Chick-fil-A's goals is to promote community connections and enrich the lives of everyone we come in contact with," Robin Lomax, Chick-fil-A area marketing director, said in a statement. "We understand the importance of mother-son relationships and want to encourage local moms to come to Chick-fil-A, enjoy their sons' company over a meal and have fun."

3 Atlanta-area kids among Huggable Heroes semifinalists

3 Atlanta-area kids among Huggable Heroes semifinalists

ATLANTA -- Three extraordinary children from all across metro Atlanta are among the 80 semifinalists in this year's Build-A-Bear Workshop Huggable Heroes program.

The Huggable Heroes are recognized for being leaders in the efforts to make their communities better. Every year, 10 winners are selected to receive $10,000 -- $7,500 for a scholarship and $2,500 for the charities of their choice.

Mackenzie Bearup, 18, Alpharetta
Mackenzie founded Sheltering Books, Inc., a nonprofit organization that collects and donates books to homeless children. So far, Sheltering Books has collected more than 100,000 books for shelters in 35 states and low-income schools in two countries. Mackenzie has also raised $50,000 and helped several schools host book drives.

Children of Conservation Announces "Eats & Beats" Event at Buckhead Theatre on May 7

Children of Conservation Announces "Eats & Beats" Event at Buckhead Theatre on May 7

 

On Monday, May 7, Children of Conservation will host Eats & Beats, a fundraising event featuring 25 of Atlanta’s top restaurants and four fantastic chef bands, to kick off the season for Dinner & A Cause Cards. Dinner & A Case Cards give guests a 20 percent discount at participating Atlanta restaurants for an entire month. 

Cobb Senior Services staff hosts a yard sale

Cobb Senior Services staff hosts a yard sale

 

Cobb Senior Services staff is hosting a yard sale 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, March 30, at the former Senior Day Center, 277 S. Fairground St., Marietta.  All proceeds of the yard sale will go toward the new Senior Wellness Center and all donations to Cobb Senior Services are tax-deductible. 

Residents can donate items in good condition to support the sale.

The deadline to donate is Wednesday, March 28.

Please contact Jill Hughes at 770-528-2516 to drop off items.

West Cobb Chick-fil-A Celebrates 15th Anniversary

West Cobb Chick-fil-A Celebrates 15th Anniversary

The Chick-fil-A® restaurant on Dallas Highway in Marietta, Ga. will celebrate its 15th birthday with a day-long celebration on Saturday, Feb. 18 from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Powerball jackpot rises to $250 million

Powerball jackpot rises to $250 million

ATLANTA – Powerball has soared to staggering heights. Wednesday’s jackpot has jumped to $250 million after no one matched all the winning numbers in Saturday’s drawing.

One Georgia Lottery player won $10,000 in Saturday’s drawing. The lucky ticket was purchased in Pooler.

The Powerball jackpot has been growing since Dec. 28 and has rolled 12 times.

 Powerball offers two payment options: the $250 million jackpot prize paid over 29 years in 30 graduated payments, or the cash option, which is approximately $156 million.

 Powerball tickets are $2 per play.

 As with all other Georgia Lottery games, proceeds from Powerball will benefit education in the state of Georgia.