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Fulton County Rededicates Fire Station #7

The Fulton County Fire and Rescue Department invites the public to the rededication of the newly renovated Fire Station #7 (5965 Buffington Road, College Park Ga. 30349), on Saturday, October 2, 2010 at 11:30 a.m.

 “We encourage our citizens to come out and visit their newly renovated fire station.  We also want them to be aware of the services and programs we offer as well to know that their fire department truly believes in community-based fire protection,” said Fire Chief Larry Few.  

 The renovations to Fire Station # 7 included: new kitchen counters, a new commercial refrigerator, an HVAC upgrade, new siding and stonework on the exterior of the building. The approximate cost of the work was $400,000. 

 The rededication of Fire Station #7 also serves as the department’s kick-off event for Fire Prevention Week.

1,000 AKAs to Converge on College Park to Participate in the Natl. Marrow Donor Program

Atlanta, GA--  More than 1,000 members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated’s (AKA) Cluster V will converge on the city of College Park to hold its annual conference and participate in the National Marrow Donor Program drive September 24-25, 2010 at the Georgia International Convention Center.

SPEED DATING FOR SENIORS IN EAST POINT

Register Early for Hands On Atlanta Day and Win a Chance to Work with Atlanta Falcons

Atlanta, GA--  Registration for 20th Annual Hands On Atlanta Day, one of the largest single-day volunteer efforts in the country, is now open to individuals, families and groups. As many as 10,000 volunteers will participate in service projects throughout metro-Atlanta, renovating public schools, taking part in environmental projects, making much needed repairs to seniors’ homes, and much more. This year’s Hands On Atlanta Day is presented by GE.

Registration is $5 for adults and is free for youths under 18 years of age.  Event proceeds support Hands On Atlanta’s volunteer programs.

Registrants who sign up by September 17 and are at least 18 years old will be entered in a drawing from which 25 lucky participants will be randomly selected to participate in an additional service day with the Atlanta Falcons this spring.

In addition, two of the winning 25 will each receive two round-trip, coach tickets to anywhere AirTran flies.

Local College Park Youth Raises Funds for Cardiovascular Research at Morehouse School of Medicine

Atlanta, GA-- Chalyse Ford has big dreams of someday becoming a professional dancer. Just 12 years old, the College Park resident has already accomplished more than many adults.  A 7th grader at Hapeville Charter School, Chalyse Ford is a dancer, walker, and yes, a philanthropist.  Lately, she has focused a lot of time on walking for a good cause--to raise funds to support cardiovascular research at Morehouse School of Medicine.

A member of St. Stephen Missionary Baptist Church in East Point, Ga., Chalyse has organized a walk-a thon for cardiovascular research at her church for the past two years, contributing more than $1,500 to MSM to benefit the Institution’s Cardiovascular Research Institute, a nationally recognized center of research excellence in cardiovascular science.

Chalyse’s interest began when she learned a church member experienced symptoms of stroke. Fortunately, the member took quick action and today is doing well.

2nd Friday's Art Stroll on Castleberry Hill Sept. 10th 7pm-10pm

Atlanta, GA-- Atlanta is quickly becoming the next great place for art and no area is more alive with the arts than Castleberry Hill, Atlanta’s historic arts district.

Come stroll through Castleberry Hill during the next installment of the 2nd Friday ArtStroll, the Best Art Stroll in Atlanta! Visit fascinating and diverse galleries and get a taste of what Atlanta has to offer. Neighborhood businesses and restaurants will be open and welcoming you to our little corner of Atlanta! Come have some dinner, buy some art and find your new loft or condo!

Visit the Castleberry Hill Neighborhood Association website to find out more about the neighborhood, local businesses,events, and event sponsorship!

August is National Minority Donor Awareness Month

Today in the U.S., there are more than 86 million registered organ, eye, and tissue donors who have made the decision to improve and even give life to others. In Georgia, 3,487,019 individuals are registered organ donors. However, more than 100,000 individuals still die each year awaiting a life-saving organ. Some of the reasons for this disparity lie in the complexities of the qualifications required to be a transplant donor. Not every designated donor is eligible to donate organs at the time of death. There are three types of donation that can occur: organ, tissue, and corneal donation.