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Emily Layland Walks to the Top Spot in The Avenue’s “Walk Off for a Cause”

Emily Layland Walks to the Top Spot in The Avenue’s “Walk Off for a Cause”

DECA students at Whitewater High participated in The Avenue’s “Walk Off for a Cause” Fashion Show which benefitted the United Way. And one of the school’s students actually walked away as the show’s favorite model.

Prior to the event, an online voting contest for the show’s favorite model was held, with that student receiving a $1,000 scholarship. Whitewater High’s Emily Layland beat out 24 other models to clinch the top spot. Her classmates Alex Resnak, Danielle Jordan, Mikayla Stewart and Yanna Dionese Banks were also models.

Walk Off for a Cause is a component of Cousins Properties’ ongoing Partners in Education initiative and supports the company’s involvement with United Way since 2006.

Cousins Properties and its five metro Atlanta Avenue lifestyle centers collaborated with high school marketing students to develop promotional campaigns for this year’s holiday fashion trends and serve as models.

Payless Provides Select Students with New Shoes for Christmas

Payless Provides Select Students with New Shoes for Christmas

Thanks to Payless Shoe Source in Fayetteville and Helen Rickman of Fayette Holiday Helpers, 150 students in need of shoes on the CARE (Children at Risk in Education) Angel Tree will have their requests granted.

The 2010 Payless Gives Shoes 4 Kids program is a grass roots campaign to deliver $1.2 million in free shoes to children of families in need. Fayette Holiday Helpers was one of the nonprofits selected to receive gift coupons redeemable for children’s shoes; each gift coupon is worth $15.

Used Books for Sale at the Peachtree City Public Library

Used Books for Sale at the Peachtree City Public Library

If you’re still looking for Christmas gifts, the Peachtree City Library is giving you a solution. Books are on sale at half price ($1 for hardback, 25 to 50 cents for paperbacks) through the holidays.

Donated books are sold by the Friends of Peachtree City to raise money for library programs, including the Children's Summer Reading Program. Sale books are located at the back of the library near the Reference Desk. 

The library welcomes all donations of gently used books, audio books, DVD video, and music CDs are always needed and appreciated, and are accepted at the circulation desk any time the library is open.

The library is located at 201 Willow Bend Road in Peachtree City.

4th Annual Children’s Charity Event at The Children’s Village at Christian City

 4th Annual Children’s Charity Event at The Children’s Village at Christian City

The 4th Annual Children’s Charity Event will take place this Thursday, December 2nd from 5:30-7:30pm drop-in. This holiday event, hosted by community leaders, benefits The Children’s Village at Christian City. Local artists have hand-painted children’s chairs that will be included in a “Santa’s Workshop” Silent Auction as well as a wide range of items donated by local businesses.

You can feel good about Christmas shopping when it all benefits the abandoned and abused children who live in the cottages at Christian City. It will be a wonderful event with delicious food, refreshments, festive music, and holiday cheer. Tickets are $30 each, which sponsors a child at The Children’s Village for one month. You can still purchase tickets by calling 770-703-2636 or you can purchase them at the door.

Tree is a Chart Topper at Noel November

Huddleston Elementary School’s After School Program “Topping the Charts” Christmas tree was a big hit at Noel November, taking second place at the annual fundraiser.

The 1950s themed tree featured spinning toy ornaments dangling from its branches along with CDs painted to resemble old 45-rpm records. A poodle skirt with finger-knitted poodle-clip dogs decorated the bottom.

After school programs at Robert J. Burch Elementary and Fayetteville Intermediate also had trees at the event. Proceeds benefitted The Joseph Sams School, the Breast Cancer Survivors Network, Embracing Military Families, and Promise Place.

City Council of Peachtree City to hold Workshop

On Tuesday, November 30th, the Mayor and City Council of Peachtree City will hold a workshop at 5:00 p.m., in Council Chambers.  The purpose of the workshop is to discuss the revised draft County Transportation Plan and come to an agreement on wording for a resolution.

Peachtree City's "Hometown Holiday" , December 4th

Peachtree City will hold their annual Hometown Holiday, which features the annual Christmas Tree Lighting on Saturday, December 4th, at 8 p.m.; however, there will be tons of fun from hunting candy canes, to music of the season and of course golf carts on this annual day of celebration.

Festivities will begin with the Candy Cane Hunt at 5:15 p.m. on Shakerag Knoll, located on McIntosh Trail in Peachtree City. Hometown Holiday continues at 6 p.m. with a musical program at “The Fred,” sponsored by Sam’s Club.

The program at “The Fred” will begin at 6 p.m. and will feature performances by the Peachtree Wind Ensemble, Peachtree City School of Dance and local singer Paige McCauley. Attendees are being encouraged to donate unused toys to Toys for Tots, there will be a collection bin on-site.