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Motorcycle ride to benefit Shop with a Cop

Motorcycle ride to benefit Shop with a Cop

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- The Woodstock Police Department will host its second annual Charity Motorcycle Ride on Saturday, Oct. 1.

Proceeds from this event go to the Shop with a Cop program, where officers buy presents for disadvantaged children and their families during the holidays.

"It is a good time for a great cause," Sgt. Shane Collie with the Woodstock Police Department said about the charity ride.

Registration for the ride begins at 10:30 a.m. at the Walmart at 12182 Highway 92. The event begins at 11 a.m.; participants will travel across Cherokee County to Bogey's Sports Bar and Grill, located at 1085 Buckhead Crossing near Towne Lake Parkway.

Registration is $20 for one rider and passenger.

For more information, contact Sgt. Collie at 770-592-6000 ext. 1133.

Color your way to a college scholarship

Color your way to a college scholarship

ATLANTA -- Coloring is perhaps one of the first activities a child embarks upon in his or her educational journey. It creates a foundation for activity and a lifetime of learning.

This September, coloring can also help create a financial foundation.

One lucky Georgia child will join Kendall Lapinskas of Dunwoody and Taylor Boyd of Covington in winning a college scholarship from the Path2College 529 Plan.

FREEZE Cancer

FREEZE Cancer
Support Stick It 2 Cancer

Join the Stick It 2 Cancer team at Menchie’s (multiple locations – see below) as they help freeze cancer once & for all!

Menchie’s all across Atlanta will be donating 20% of all profits to the Stick It 2 Cancer team.  From 5pm to close you can support their fundraising efforts simply by enjoying some Fro Yo!

Can it get any easier?


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Back-to-school safety forum to feature national experts

Back-to-school safety forum to feature national experts

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- Many growing threats are currently facing U.S. schools, including bullying, cyberbullying, sexual predators, drugs and gang violence.

On Thursday, Sept. 8, Woodstock High School will hold a school safety forum to introduce the community to these issues and possible solutions.

Nationally renowned school safety experts will be in attendance, including Alison Rhodes, better known as Safety Mom, and Patrick Fiel, the former executive director of school safety for the Washington, D.C. public school system.

Fiel now works as a public safety advisor for ADT Security. At the event, ADT will showcase the latest high tech solutions available to schools, such as video surveillance, mass alerts, visitor management and "smart bus" transportation safety.

The forum will take place from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Sept. 8.

E.T. Booth Middle joins Rachel's Challenge

E.T. Booth Middle joins Rachel's Challenge

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- E.T. Booth Middle School in Woodstock will bring Rachel's Challenge to its students on Monday, Aug. 22.

Rachel's Challenge is named for Rachel Scott, the first victim of the Columbine High School shootings in 1999. The nationwide initiative encourages students in all grades to replace bullying and violent behavior with kindness and compassion, creating safe and respectful school environments.

E.T. Booth will join Macedonia Elementary in teaching children about Rachel Scott and her desire to begin a "chain reaction" of kindness.

Sending Your Baby To Kindergarten

Sending Your Baby To Kindergarten

 

The school bell will ring soon and many parents will send a child to kindergarten. This is always an emotional time for parents. For some, it will be sending your first born and for others it will be sending the youngest of four. Kindergarten is an important milestone in your child’s life. Your child’s maturity will grow tremendously this year and you’ll get to see a small glimpse of how your hard work over the past 5 years has shaped your child. It wasn’t that long ago that you held your precious baby in your arms for the first time. Where did the time go? Now it’s time to send that little baby off to kindergarten. For most this will be the first full school day, the first  year to ride the school bus, the first year to have homework, and the first year when peer influences begin to play a role.

50% OFF Six Flags during School Supply Drive "Bonus Week" Aug. 8-12

50% OFF Six Flags during School Supply Drive "Bonus Week" Aug. 8-12

Six Flags, GA --  Our friends at Six Flags and Atlanta Community Food Bank are teaming together to help families with kids receive the necessary school supplies needed to start the school year off right. For your contribution, you can enter in the park for 50% off next week. 

Enjoy a day of thrills and lend a helping hand as Six Flags Over Georgia hosts a School Supply Drive in partnership with Kids In Need, a project of the Atlanta Community Food Bank.  Park goers that donate six new school supplies will receive a coupon valid for 50% off park admission during a “Bonus Week” of operation, August 8-12.  

“Six Flags is always looking for ways to be involved in the community,” said Melinda Ashcraft, Park President.  “We could not think of a better way to say farewell to summer than by collecting school supplies for families that cannot afford these essentials for their children.”

Every year,