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Daddy-Daughter Date Night at Chick-fil-A

Daddy-Daughter Date Night at Chick-fil-A

ATLANTA -- The 119 Atlanta-area Chick-fil-A restaurants will host a special Daddy-Daughter Date Night on Saturday, Feb. 5.

Fathers and daughters will be encouraged to spend the evening together, enjoying time in the restaurant and participating in activities.

"One of Chick-fil-A's goals is to promote community connections and enrich the lives of everyone we come in contact with," said Robin Lomax, Chick-fil-A area marketing director. "We understand the importance of father-daughter relationships and want to encourage Atlanta community members to take a break from busy schedules, enjoy their loved ones' company over a meal and celebrate the significant relationship in their lives."

Each Chick-fil-A will celebrate in its own way.

Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl Winners

Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl Winners

CHEROKEE COUNTY, GA -- The Cherokee County School District held elementary, middle and high school level competitions of the Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl in January.

The Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl is an event where teams are required to read selections from Georgia Book Awards lists prior to an academic bowl-style competition. It is open to students in grades four through 12.

The top two teams in each division advance to the North Georgia regional competition on Saturday, Feb. 5 at Pickens Middle School in Jasper.

Cherokee County's winning teams are:

First: Clayton Elementary, Canton
Second: Ball Ground Elementary

First: Freedom Middle, Canton
Second: Creekland Middle, Canton

First: Cherokee High, Canton
Second: Etowah High, Woodstock

Cherokee Bridal Expo Coming to Woodstock Jan. 22

Cherokee Bridal Expo Coming to Woodstock Jan. 22

WOODSTOCK, GA -- The Cherokee Bridal Expo, a "gala" of vendors, consultants and wedding planners, will take place on Saturday, Jan. 22 at the Woodstock Community Center (108 Arnold Mill Road, Building C, 30188).

Sponsored by Globe Trotters travel agency and hosted by Woodstock Parks and Recreation, the expo will also feature a fashion show with gowns from top local shops, and drinks and hors d'oeuvres from Magnolia Thomas Restaurant and Center Cut Catering.

Attendees will have the chance to win fantastic prizes from participating vendors, including honeymoon-related goodies from Globe Trotters.

Admission to the Cherokee Bridal Expo is $8 at the door. For more information, call Maria with Globe Trotters at 770-924-3235.

Authors, Businesswomen to Speak at Woodstock Bookstore

Authors, Businesswomen to Speak at Woodstock Bookstore

WOODSTOCK, GA -- Angela K. Durden, Marla Brown, Eleanor Morgan and Peggy M. Parks are four women who made the risky decision to go into business for themselves.

On Monday, Jan. 17 at 12:30 p.m., they will visit FoxTale Book Shoppe (105 East Main Street, Woodstock, 30188) to tell why and how they made the leap, and share practical advice every person should consider before starting a business.

The women's stories and words of wisdom are as unique as they are, outlining the initial struggles and challenges that led them to become the successful business leaders they are today.

Dreary Weather Can't Dampen Woodstock's Holiday Spirit

Dreary Weather Can't Dampen Woodstock's Holiday Spirit

WOODSTOCK, GA -- Despite a misty rain, thousands of spectators turned out for the City of Woodstock's Christmas Jubilee Parade of Lights on Sunday, Dec.

Children's Author Visits Carmel Elementary

Children's Author Visits Carmel Elementary

WOODSTOCK, GA -- Susan Rosson Spain, a children's and young adult author, recently visited Carmel Elementary School in Woodstock to read from her newest book, "The Twelve Days of Christmas in Georgia."

The book includes fun letters -- one for each of the 12 days -- that feature entertaining, unusual and kid-friendly facts about Georgia.

FoxTale Book Shoppe (105 East Main Street, Woodstock, 30188) helped arrange this special visit.

Woodstock Watches Kids While Parents Shop

Woodstock Watches Kids While Parents Shop

WOODSTOCK, GA -- Are your kids preventing you from getting your holiday shopping done?

The City of Woodstock is here to help!

On Friday, Dec. 17, the Woodstock Community Center (108 Arnold Mill Road, Building C, Woodstock, 30188) will entertain local children while their parents enjoy a little peaceful holiday shopping.

The service will be available from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Movies, fun, games and food will be provided for children ages five to 12. Reservations are required; the center will not accept at-the-door dropoffs.

Reservations will be taken from Monday, Dec. 6 to Wednesday, Dec. 15. To register or for more information, contact Woodstock special events coordinator Marybeth Stockdale, either via email or at 770-517-6788.

City of Woodstock