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The 4th Annual Children’s Chair-ity Event benefiting The Children’s Village at Christian City

Atlanta, GA--  The 4th Annual Children’s Chair-ity Event will take place this Thursday, December 2nd from 5:30-7:30pm at The Dolce-Atlanta in Peachtree City, 201 Aberdeen Parkway. This holiday event, hosted by community leaders, benefits The Children’s Village at Christian City in Union City, GA.

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. All proceeds benefit 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.

Your Student Could be Fayette’s Most Outstanding Student

Think your student is Fayette’s Most Outstanding student? We’ll here’s your opportunity to tell them. The Fayette County Education Foundation is encouraging everyone to make a donation in honor of their child or grandchild.

For a minimum contribution of $5, a certificate suitable for framing with your special message will be given to your child at school during the last week of the semester; the deadline for this semester is November 29.

Most Outstanding Student forms, along with specific instructions on how to complete your submission, can be downloaded from the Fayette County Board of Education website, www.fcboe.org.

Fraud Seminar at Sam's Auditorium, October 26th

The Fayette County Police Department, in conjunction with the United States Secret Service will be conducting a fraud seminar at the Sam’s Auditorium at the LaFayette Educational Center (205 LaFayette Avenue, Fayetteville) on October 26, 2010 at 6:00 PM.

The purpose of the seminar is to provide information on current fraud schemes, ways to protect personal information and what to do if you become a victim.

This event is being sponsored by the Southern Federal Credit Union and the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce.

Admission is free, there will be information handed out, a short presentation, a question and answer session and promotional giveaways. All Fayette residents are invited and encouraged to attend.

For additional information about the seminar, contact Fayetteville Police Department Detective Mike Whitlow at 770-719-4222.

Movie Night at the Avenue to benefit CARE

On Friday, October 15, families can watch the movie, “How to Train Your Dragon.” Children’s entertainment and giveaways begin at 6 p.m. followed by the movie at dusk. Popcorn will be sold for $1 with all proceeds benefitting CARE.

CARE (Children at Risk in Education), a program of the Fayette County Public School System, is, now, able to offer After School Program (ASP) scholarships to families of elementary-aged students enrolled in the system’s schools thanks to The Avenue Peachtree City and its patrons.

The scholarships pay for a portion of the ASP tuition for a limited number of weeks. Parents have to pay the other portion of the tuition in order to receive the scholarship.

The Avenue Peachtree City raised over $400 this summer through Movies in the Park and Music in the Park.

WinShape Ride for the Family begins Tomorrow

The WinShape Ride for the Family is a week-long motorcycle ride led by Chick-fil-A’s president and COO Dan T. Cathy and senior vice president, Don “Bubba” Cathy. The Cathy brothers and motorcyclists from across the U.S. will participate in the Ride to draw attention to the need to make family a priority, and aim to inspire communities to strengthen marriages and families.

Leash Law Amendment

The Mayor and Council of Peachtree City unanimously passed an amendment for the city's Leash Law, eliminating the option of “voice command” for animals who arent on the owners’ private property. 

Animals on Peachtree City’s streets, paths, and in parks (with the exception of the fenced area of the Dog Park) must now be leashed. 

This ordinance is currently in effect.  Council has also directed staff to develop rules and signage for Drake Field to make the area a “pet-friendly” zone that allows voice command. 

This will allow those with pets who obey voice commands to access Lake Peachtree.

Students Learn the Importance of Handwashing

Mom always told you to wash your hands and she was right. After School Program (ASP) students at Peachtree City Elementary conducted an experiment showing the germs and bacteria that live on unwashed hands. Kids are always told to wash their hands, but many of them don’t understand why adults make such a big deal about it.           

Students in grades 2-5 took cultured samples of bacteria from their hands using Petri dishes. The samples came from dirty hands, hands washed with only water, and hands washed with soap and water. After a few days, the students saw the results that were described by one of them as “totally gross.” Students in the lower grades explored how germs can be spread from hands and surfaces through finger painting.