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Georgia Mountians Center hosts ReadyFest

On Monday, September 20th, the Georgia Mountains Center (301 Main Street SW, Gainesville) will host ReadyFest, a community preparedness event designed to encourage Americans to take simple steps to prepare for emergencies in their homes, businesses and communities. This event is sponsored by The National Weather Service in Peachtree City and the Georgia and Hall County Emergency Management offices.

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.

2010 Landmark Christian Leadership Academy

On the 15th of this month, Landmark Christian School, in conjunction with Chick-Fil-A, will kick off their “2010 Leadership Academy”. The Leadership Academy is a “seven month program designed to teach high school students the “how” of leadership through the SERVE leadership model developed by Mark Miller, Vice-President of Training and Development at Chick-Fil-A. Tim Elmore, President and Founder of Growing Leaders and author of the bestseller Habitudes, a component of the Leadership Academy curriculum, will present the keynote address”.

Their goal is to teach young leaders how to communicate vision, solve problems, engage and develop people, resolve conflict and more.

Peachtree City issues Red, White, & Blue Challenge for Honor Flight Fayette send-off

Honor Flight Fayette, the non-profit organization created to recognize local World War II Veterans, will host its seventh and final flight to Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, September 15, 2010. The flight will provide another 70 WWII veterans an opportunity to visit their National World War II Memorial. The group will meet at 6:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Fayetteville to depart for the airport.

The Challenge: Help show our veterans how much their contribution is appreciated by lining the streets of Fayetteville to see them off. Well-wishers are encouraged to wear red, white, and blue, and wave American Flags along the route (from the church on Hwy 54 to GA 85 north to GA 314 in Fayetteville) for the motorcade, which departs for the airport at 6:30 a.m.