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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.

Firefighters' haunted house begins final weekend

Firefighters' haunted house begins final weekend

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- The Peachtree City Fire Department's Haunted House and Haunted Trail will be open this weekend, giving local families their last opportunity to scare up some fun before Halloween.

The House and Trail are located at Fire Station 81 on Paschall Road, near The Avenue. They will be open on Friday, Oct. 26 and Saturday, Oct. 27.

Admission to the House and Trail is $10. For children who are still too young for scares, there will also be a House of Clues they can enter for $5.

Money raised by the House and Trail goes to the Peachtree City Optimist Club and the fire department.

Check your child's car seat for free

Check your child's car seat for free

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- The Peachtree City Police Department and Fayette County Safe Kids Organization will host a free child car seat safety check Wednesday afternoon.

To have your child's car seat checked, stop by the parking lot of the Ethan Allen on Market Place Connector from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Appointments are not necessary, but parents are advised to allow about 30 minutes for the check to be performed.

Anyone who cannot make the event but would still like a car seat inspection can call the police department at 770-487-8866 to schedule an appointment.

Path2College scholarship coloring contest ends Sept. 30

Path2College scholarship coloring contest ends Sept. 30

ATLANTA -- Georgia children in Pre-K through 5th grade can now color their way to a college scholarship from the Path2College 529 Plan.

In honor of College Savings Month, the statewide college savings program is hosting a coloring contest with a $1,529 scholarship at stake.

To win the money, children must color a picture of Hootie the Wise Old Owl and complete a sentence: When I graduate, I'm going to be a ________.

Download the picture of Hootie here.

Entries must be postmarked by Sept. 30 and must be received no later than Oct. 5. More information about the contest can be found at path2college529.com.

A winner will be randomly chosen in mid-October.

Walk to support Piedmont Fayette Hospital

Walk to support Piedmont Fayette Hospital

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- The second annual Cancer Wellness Walk for Piedmont Fayette Hospital will be held next month in Peachtree City.

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Proceeds from the walk will benefit the Fayetteville hospital's Cancer Wellness Center.

The event will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8 at Drake Field.

Register online or by mail. The cost is $20 for adults or $30 for one adult and one child.

Visit the Cancer Wellness Walk website for all the details.

Cub Scouts recruiting in Peachtree City

Cub Scouts recruiting in Peachtree City

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- Do you have a young son who is interested in becoming a Cub Scout?

Several elementary schools in Peachtree City will host information sessions for prospective members in the coming weeks.

All events will be held in the cafeterias of their respective schools:

Tuesday, Aug. 21
Peachtree City Elementary
7 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 28
Braelinn Elementary
7 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 6
Kedron Elementary
7 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 7
Oak Grove Elementary
7 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 14
Huddleston Elementary
7 p.m.

Free guitar lessons offered to at-risk youth

Free guitar lessons offered to at-risk youth

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- A Peachtree City non-profit will offer free beginner guitar lessons to foster children and other at-risk youth.

Guitars Not Guns will hold its first music class at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 23.

Classes will be held at the Stage Music Academy. Guitars are provided. Visit the organization's website to apply for a space; class sizes are limited.

Guitars Not Guns is also looking for volunteer teachers from Fayetteville and Peachtree City to lead the classes.

The Stage Music Academy is located at 401 Dividend Drive.