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Halloween events around town

Halloween events around town

ATLANTA – Halloween is coming quickly and you dont have to go far to celebrate. Check out these neighborhood Halloween celebrations where you live.  

NORTHERN SUBURBS: Canton Main Street will host their 3rd Annual Great Pumpkin Festival at Cannon Park by the Gazebo. The festival will host a Scarecrow Contest, which is free to anyone. Entry to the Scarecrow Contest is open to everyone before October 29.

Trick-or-treating with merchants on the square, music, costume contests, hayrides and a haunted house are just a sample of the type of event that will be offered at this event. Check it out on Saturday, October 29 from 1:00 until 4:00 p.m. For more information call (770) 704-1548.

Powerball climbs to $173 million

Powerball climbs to $173 million

ATLANTA – Wednesday’s Powerball jackpot has climbed to an estimated $173 million after no one matched all the winning numbers in Saturday’s drawing.

Two Georgia Lottery players matched four numbers plus the Powerball number Saturday, winning $10,000 each. The lucky tickets were purchased in McDonough and LaFayette.

The Powerball jackpot has been growing since Lithonia resident Kathy Scruggs won $25 million in the Sept. 14 drawing.

Powerball offers two payment options: the $173 million jackpot prize paid over 29 years in 30 graduated payments, or the cash option, which is approximately $105 million.

Powerball tickets are $1 per play.

As with all other Georgia Lottery games, proceeds from Powerball will benefit education in the state of Georgia.

POWERBALL FAST FACTS

ASO to honor Metro Atlanta music teachers

ASO to honor Metro Atlanta music teachers

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra will hold an appreciation ceremony for more than 180 Atlanta-area music teachers Friday evening.

The teachers will be recognized at 7 p.m. by ASO president Stanley Romanstein. Afterward, the instructors will attend the evening's concert featuring the music of Rimsky-Korsakov, Rachmaninov and Mussorgsky.

ASO cellist Joel Dallow will also receive a special award from Romanstein for his arts education advocacy work throughout Georgia.

Both the 8 p.m. concert and the preceding reception will take place at the Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree Street NE, Midtown.

 

Powerball soars to $124 million

Powerball soars to $124 million

ATLANTA – Powerball is packing a powerful punch with the jackpot for tonight’s drawing at an estimated $124 million to a single annuity winner.

It only takes $1 for a chance to win big.

Powerball offers two payment options: the jackpot prize paid over 29 years in 30 graduated payments or the cash option, which is approximately $75 million.

As with all other Georgia Lottery games, proceeds from Powerball will benefit education in the state of Georgia.

POWERBALL FAST FACTS

Adopt a Golden Atlanta announces Seniors for Seniors Program

Adopt a Golden Atlanta announces  Seniors for Seniors Program

 

Adopt a Golden Atlanta (AGA) is initiating a Seniors for Seniors program, providing a way for seniors age 65 and older to adopt senior golden retrievers (10 years and older) by waiving the adoption fee or facilitating a permanent foster home arrangement.

In the last few years, Adopt a Golden Atlanta, the largest golden retriever rescue in the Southeast and fourth largest in the US, has seen an increase in the number of older dogs coming into the program – either due to passing of their owner or because of economic reasons.  “We’ve seen a four-fold increase in the number of seniors we’ve taken in,” reports Lauren Genkinger, AGA’s president and founder.  “So we’re announcing this program that is a win-win for both seniors involved – the human and the golden retriever,” she continues.

For many breeds, such as golden retrievers, the average life span has been 10 to 12 years, but with the current a

Buy a balloon at Little Caesars Pizza

Buy a balloon at Little Caesars Pizza

ATLANTA – Want to display your name on a Miracle Balloon? Well, now is the time to do it. Visit your local Little Caesars Pizza to support the Children’s Miracle Network during the month of October.

Beginning the month of October, Miracle Balloons will be up for purchase in Little Caesars locations for $1. One hundred percent of the proceeds will directly benefit the Children’s Miracle Network at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

Continuing a long tradition, Atlanta area Little Caesars stores are partnering with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta to bring children from hospitals, and their families, to the Monster Jam event at the Georgia Dome.

According to the organizations, “Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals raise funds for 170 children's hospitals across North America, which, in turn, use the money where it's needed the most.

Operation Isaiah Food Drive

Operation Isaiah Food Drive

 Operation Isaiah to ‘Share Bread’ with Atlanta’s Hungry - Citywide Food Drive benefitting Atlanta Community Food Bank Marks 21st Year

 ATLANTA (September 28, 2011) – Atlanta’s Jewish community is preparing to kick off its 21st annual food drive called Operation Isaiah, collecting nonperishable food items for the Atlanta Community Food Bank during the High Holy Days.  Following in the words of Isaiah, “share your bread with the hungry,” Operation Isaiah brings together thousands of metro Atlanta children, adults and elders from the Jewish faith to help put food on the tables of the hungry each year during the time of Yom Kippur.

”The Operation Isaiah food drive has been a tremendous gift to our community for 20 years,” said Bill Bolling, the Food Bank’s executive director and founder.  “Distribution to our partner agencies was up 34