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Sequoyah High ROTC Cadets Honor Veterans

CHEROKEE COUNTY, GA -- The Sequoyah High School Air Force Junior ROTC cadets recently participated in two special events that honored veterans in Cherokee County.

Five cadets attended a breakfast for local veterans at Woodstock's Johnson Elementary School, where they also raised the Colors in a special ceremony.

Shop with a Cop Less Than a Month Away

WOODSTOCK, GA -- This year's Shop with a Cop event, hosted by the Woodstock Police Department, will take place on Friday, Dec. 10 at 7:00 p.m.

The annual outing helps children whose families are facing financial difficulties by taking them Christmas shopping. Kids have lots of fun shopping with Woodstock's men in blue.

Shop with a Cop will be at Walmart Supercenter (12182 Highway 92, Woodstock, 30188). Donations are greatly appreciated.

For more information about Shop with a Cop, contact Officer Ellerbee with the Woodstock Police Department either via email or at 770-517-6016.

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Mountain Road Elementary Raises $215 for United Way

WOODSTOCK, GA -- Students at Mountain Road Elementary School in Woodstock recently took up the challenge to raise money for the United Way.

The school raised the funds -- $215 total -- by hosting a Crazy Hat/Hair Day for students.

Mountain Road's student council officers presented the check to a United Way representative.

Pictured (l-r) are: Sherie McNeal with the United Way; student council treasurer Griffin Pizzano; student council secretary Karleigh Kaczmarowski; student council president Sandenna McMaster; student council vice-president Cole Heard; school counselor Brenda Hall; and Kim Montalbano, MRES assistant principal.

Cherokee County Dominates FalCan Food Drive School Challenge

WOODSTOCK, GA -- Three Cherokee County schools have taken the top spots in this year's FalCan Food Drive School Challenge.

Each year, the Atlanta Falcons partner with Publix and the Atlanta Community Food Bank to host the FalCan Food Drive. This year, they also offered schools throughout Georgia the opportunity to join the fight against hunger.

A total of 40 schools participated by collecting canned food and non-perishable items between Oct. 4 and Oct. 18 for the chance to win exciting Falcons prizes. All participating schools received a special group ticket offer to the Sunday, Nov. 7 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The Atlanta Falcons are pleased to announce that the 2010 FalCan Food Drive School Challenge collected 41,628 pounds of canned goods and non-perishable food items.

Liberty Elementary School in Canton came in third, collecting 2,852 pounds of food.

Woodstock Police, First Baptist Church to Host Bikes for Kidz

WOODSTOCK, GA -- The Woodstock Police Department has joined forces with First Baptist Church of Woodstock to host "Bikes for Kidz" at this year's LoveLoud event.

LoveLoud is a community outreach event hosted by the church that involves over 2,500 volunteers serving on over 100 community service projects during the weekend of Friday, Oct. 22 to Sunday, Oct. 24. One such project includes showing appreciation for the community's police and fire departments.

Bob Turner, this year's LoveLoud senior project coordinator, and his mission volunteers have teamed up with Out Spokin' Bicycles and the Woodstock Police Department to accomplish the goal of refurbishing bicycles currently in police storage. The bicycles will then be given to local children at this year's Shop with a Cop event.

The police department currently has 15 bicycles and is looking for more to refurbish.

Woodstock Students Participate in FalCan Food Drive

WOODSTOCK, GA -- Chapman Intermediate School in Woodstock is one of seven Cherokee County schools and 40 metro Atlanta schools to participate in the 2010 FalCan Food Drive School Challenge.

The event, sponsored by the Atlanta Falcons, helps to stock the shelves of the Atlanta Community Food Bank.

Chapman's chapter of the Beta Club has challenged students to collect canned and/or non-perishable food items and prove their generosity by gathering more food than all of the other schools in metro Atlanta.

With the support of the PTA, the school is offering incentives for the 5th and 6th grade homerooms who collect the most cans. And the Chapman community has responded with enthusiasm.

Chapman students are holding a Spirit of Giving Pep Rally on Friday, Oct. 15, where they will crown a Spirit Prince and Princess during the 5th grade rally and a Spirit King and Queen for the 6th grade rally.