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Frostbite 5K to benefit St. Paul Lutheran

Frostbite 5K to benefit St. Paul Lutheran

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- The annual St. Paul Lutheran School Frostbite 5K will be held over the first weekend of 2013.

The fun will take place on Saturday, Jan. 5. Proceeds from the race benefit the Peachtree City church and school.

The 5K will be off and running at 9 a.m., while a 1-mile fun run will begin at 9:05 a.m. Both races begin and end in the lower parking lot of St. Paul Lutheran School, which is located at 700 Ardenlee Parkway. Runners are asked to park at nearby Crabapple Lane Elementary School.

Pre-registration is $25, while race day registration is $30. Sign up at active.com.

Learn more about the Frostbite 5K at frostbite5k.org.

Lake McIntosh dam to be dedicated Friday

Lake McIntosh dam to be dedicated Friday

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- Fayette County will hold a public dedication ceremony for the Lake McIntosh dam on Friday, Dec. 7.

County officials say the dam has been completed and was recently approved by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

Crews continue to work on the Lake McIntosh recreation area, with the goal of opening it to the public next spring.

Friday's dedication ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. Attendees are asked to arrive via TDK Boulevard.

Oak Grove ES to host holiday party

Oak Grove ES to host holiday party

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- Oak Grove Elementary School will host a holiday celebration for the Peachtree City community this weekend.

Highlights include a silent auction with great prizes, free cocoa for children and a visit from Santa Claus himself.

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The fun event will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8.

Oak Grove Elementary is located at 101 Crosstown Drive.

Have breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus

Have breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- The Peachtree City Optimist Club will host a special breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus on Saturday, Dec. 8.

The fun begins at 8 a.m. at the Flying Biscuit Café. Breakfast will be served until 11 a.m. and includes two buttermilk pancakes, two sausage patties, coffee, milk and orange juice for $5.99. Reservations are not required.

All funds from Breakfast with Santa will benefit children and families in Fayette County.

The Flying Biscuit Café is located at 2874 Highway 54.

Register for the Jingle Bell Trail

Register for the Jingle Bell Trail

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- Peachtree City Elementary School is still accepting runners for this year's Jingle Bell Trail 5K and 1-mile fun run.

The Jingle Bell Trail is always held on the first Saturday in December; this year's race will be off and running at 9 a.m. on Dec. 1.

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Registration is $25. Runners are encouraged to strap jingle bells on their shoes and to spread holiday cheer as they tear through Peachtree City.

Learn more about the race, including how to sign up, at pces.org.

Chair-ity event to help Christian City

Chair-ity event to help Christian City

UNION CITY, Ga. -- Christian City is gearing up for its sixth annual holiday fundraiser, the Children's Chair-ity Event.

Every year, local artists hand-paint wooden chairs for the Chair-ity. The chairs are sold at the event during a Santa's Workshop Silent Auction, which also features other great prizes like a weekend trip to Hilton Head Island, a Pandora bracelet, gift baskets and tickets to the Atlanta Ballet's Nutcracker.

All of the money raised by the event goes to the Children's Village at Christian City, which has provided a loving home for more than 1,000 abused and neglected children for 47 years.

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Lake Peachtree cleanup effort needs volunteers

Lake Peachtree cleanup effort needs volunteers

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- Volunteers are needed to help Rivers Alive and Keep Peachtree City Beautiful clean up Lake Peachtree.

Anyone who is interested in pitching in is asked to head down to the Battery Way docks for registration at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10. Cleanup will begin at 9 a.m. and last until noon.

Participants should wear boots or sneakers and bring rubber gloves, sunscreen, water to drink, and "litter grabbers" (kitchen tongs and the like). Volunteers ages 5 to 17 must be accompanied by adults.

To volunteer, send your contact information to ptcriversalive@gmail.com. A waiver form will be sent to you.

Rivers Alive is a volunteer waterway cleanup effort that works to beautify all streams, rivers, lakes, beaches and wetlands in Georgia. Learn more at riversalive.com.