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Seamless Summer program feeds children when school is out

Seamless Summer program feeds children when school is out

(WXIA) -- The Georgia Department of Education will once again offer its Seamless Summer nutrition program when school lets out for the year.

Seamless Summer provides free meals to children under the age of 18. No registration or income verification is required to receive the food.

According to the GDOE, more than 77 percent of the 500,000 breakfasts and 1.1 million lunches it serves during the school year are provided for free or at a reduced price. Georgia ranks in the top five nationwide for states with children who participate in the School Breakfast Program and/or National School Lunch Program.

In the past, more than 2,200 locations across Georgia have served meals through the Seamless Summer program.

Learn more at fns.usda.gov.

Path2College launches savings sweepstakes

Path2College launches savings sweepstakes

(WXIA) -- Path2College, Georgia's 529 savings plan, has kicked off this year's $25,000 Reasons to Save Sweepstakes.

The promotion is designed to get parents thinking about saving for college while their children are still young.

Through the sweepstakes, one lucky child will be awarded $15,000 for his or her college education. The winner's school will receive $10,000.

"All you have to do is go online and enter for a chance to win," Path2College exeuctive director Mitch Seabaugh said. "There's nothing to lose by entering, and both a child and his or her school have a lot to gain."

To enter, visit path2college529.com. The sweepstakes is open to current Path2College 529 Plan account owners or non-account owners who live in Georgia and are at least 21 years old.

The contest closes on Sunday, Aug. 10.

Registration open for father-daughter dance

Registration open for father-daughter dance

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- Peachtree City will host a fun dance event for daddies and their daughters next month.

The father-daughter dance will be held Saturday, Feb. 15 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Kedron Fieldhouse. Activities include music, dancing and light refreshments.

Tickets are on sale at peachtree-city.org. The cost is $45 per couple, or $65 for fathers and daughters who live outside Fayette County. Each additional daughter is $20.

Kedron Fieldhouse is located at 202 Fieldhouse Drive.

Light Up the Night toy drive starts Nov. 21

Light Up the Night toy drive starts Nov. 21

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- The Peachtree City Police Department's annual toy drive will begin at the city's Walmart on Thursday, Nov. 21.

Every year, the Light Up the Night toy drive collects gifts for needy children in the community. More than 70 kids benefited from last year's event.

New, unwrapped toys for both boys and girls can be dropped off at two locations in Peachtree City. All collections are from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Walmart (2717 Highway 54)
* Thursday, Nov. 21
* Friday, Nov. 22
* Saturday, Nov. 23
* Thursday, Dec. 5
* Thursday, Dec. 12

Kmart (400 Crosstown Drive)
* Friday, Nov. 29
* Thursday, Dec. 5

Those who want to participate can also drop off monetary donations at the collection sites or the Peachtree City Police Department.

GDOT asks drivers to be safe this Halloween

GDOT asks drivers to be safe this Halloween

ATLANTA -- Whether you're taking children trick-or-treating or simply trying to get home at the end of a long workday, the Georgia Department of Transportation wants you to be safe this Halloween.

GDOT is offering advice for both drivers and pedestrians as the streets fill with young ghosts and goblins this evening.

Drivers are asked to slow down when entering neighborhoods and school zones. Reduce the number of distractions in the car, like phones and music, and take an extra second to look for children on medians and curbs.

GDOT also recommends driving with headlights on; that makes it easier to spot children from far away.

Young trick-or-treaters should look left, right and left again while trying to cross the street. They should also always stay on sidewalks or paths, and should not dart into the road or try to cross it from between parked cars.

It is recommended that children wear reflective tape or apply it to their trick-or-treat bags.

6 ways to save On Halloween decorations

6 ways to save On Halloween decorations

ATLANTA -- Every year there are millions of dollars spent on Halloween, from costumes, snacks and candy to decorations.

Hopefully after reading this, you will be able to save a ton on Halloween decor for your yard and home.

Impact Worship Center Welcomes Comedian Rod Z for Pastoral Appreciation

Impact Worship Center Welcomes Comedian Rod Z for Pastoral Appreciation

Known as the fastest-growing church in Atlanta, Impact Worship Center, located at 4451 S Atlanta Road , Suite 123 in Smyrna is celebrating their Pastoral Appreciation for Pastor Dr. A.T. Jones, Jr. beginning on Friday, September 13th at 7:30pm with special guests, Comedian Rod Z  and Bassist Michael Norwood.