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'Give Burns the Boot' fundraiser returns

'Give Burns the Boot' fundraiser returns

COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- Cobb County firefighters will soon be out in the community, boots in hand.

The annual Give Burns the Boot fundraising drive begins Friday and continues for the first three Fridays in May.

Money donated goes to the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation, which works to educate the public in burn awareness and prevention, and supports two burn centers in Georgia.

Some of the funds will also support Camp Oo-U-La, Georgia's only camp held exclusively for burn-injured children. In 2011, 94 children attended the camp, which is funded entirely by the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation.

Be sure to look around the community for your friendly local firefighters on May 4, 11 and 18.

A Cobb County library will be holding a 'Lunch & Learn' to commemorate Holocaust

A Cobb County library will be holding a 'Lunch & Learn' to commemorate Holocaust

 

COBB --  Staff at Mountain View Regional Library will host a National Holocaust Commemoration Week lunch and learn 1-2:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 25, in the library's community room. 

The event will feature Dr. Eugen Schoenfeld, education director at the Georgia Commission on the Holocaust. Dr. Schoenfeld is a Holocaust survivor and will discuss his experiences as a prisoner in the Auschwitz, Warsaw, Dachau and Muehldorf concentration camps during World War II.

Registration is required. To register, call 770-509 2725 or visit the adult reference desk.
Mountain View Regional Library is located at 3320 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta.

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.