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    Fulton County Police Host Community Fall Festival

    The Fulton County Police Department, along with Fulton County services and other community vendors partner will host the 2012 Community Fall Festival at Cascade Crossing located at 3695 Cascade Road Atlanta, on October 30, 2012 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

    Attendees will have direct access to crime prevention information and be able to ask Fire Educators questions while enjoying lots of fun, food and games. The FCPD Fall Festival is part of the department’s National Crime Prevention Month activities.

    October, National Crime Prevention Month, is an opportunity to promote the practice of crime prevention while raising awareness of issues such as victimization, volunteerism and creating safer, more caring communities. Fulton County Police promotes crime prevention awareness such programs as Stranger Danger, National Night Out and Neighborhood Watch. For more information contact the Fulton County Office of Communications at (404) 612-8300.

    Boy Scouts Honor Unsung Atlanta Heroes

    The Boy Scouts of America honored unsung heroes in the community and in scouting at the Whitney M. Young, Jr. Service Award Banquet held on Thursday, October, 25, at the Westin Peachtree Plaza.

    The 2012 Award Honorees included: JC Allen, South Atlanta District; Amelia Colvard, South Atlanta District; Francy Henao, Foothills District; Rev. Jonathan Holston, North Atlanta District; Douglas Hooker, Atlanta Regional Commission; Jennell Hunt-Warren, West Atlanta District; Marc Jean Pierre, Exploring; Sheriff Kem Kimbrough, Exploring; Darryl Lesure, Chick-fil-A; Christopher Morris, West Atlanta District; Steve Sitton, AT&T Mobility; Ken Sternad, Retired UPS Foundation President; William J. Stanley, III, Stanley, Love-Stanley, P.C.; and Dr. Carlton Wilson, Cherokee Pickens District. The Corporate Honoree is The Home Depot.

    End Childhood Obesity Looking for Ideas

    The Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA), which works with the private sector and honorary chair First Lady Michelle Obama to end the childhood obesity crisis within a generation, is inviting anyone with a great idea for how to end childhood obesity to enter the End Childhood Obesity Innovation Challenge. The winning idea will receive $10,000 to kick-start their idea, and expert advice to turn that idea into a reality.

    The End Childhood Obesity Innovation Challenge will solicit ideas from people across the country, score them, and then let America vote online to decide the three finalists. The finalists will win a trip to Washington, DC, where they’ll present their idea at the PHA’s Building a Healthier Future Summit, March 6-8, 2013. Applicants are required to create a video that details their idea in 2 minutes and 30 seconds or less, explaining why their solution is the best. The deadline for applications is noon (Eastern) on Friday, November 16, 2012.

    For more information on the End Childhood Obesity Innovation Challenge and the 2013 Healthier Future Summit, please visit the End Childhood Obesity Innovation Challenge website: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Partnership-for-a-Healthier-America/284607191574193?sk=app_286423371468352.

    Local Charity “Miles for Cystic Fibrosis” Calls for Support

    Supporters of Miles for Cystic Fibrosis are rallying for Facebook support in order to help their charity win $10,000, courtesy of Nalley Cars, in the Driven for a Cause Giveaway.

    Miles for Cystic Fibrosis is one of many charities nominated by their fans to win the $10,000 prize, with the winner to be determined based on Facebook votes. Supporters can visit the Nalley Cars Driven for a Cause page on Facebook at facebook.com/drivenforacause, and vote once day thru October 28th for the charity they feel is most Driven for a Cause.

    “To win this contest,” says Director Sue Stein, “would give us a tremendous jump start to our Spring 2013 campaign, which is slated to raise $100,000 for our two charities vital to the CF community: the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, which invests in research towards the cure, and the CF-Reaching Out Foundation, which supports struggling CF families.”

    Since the giveaway began earlier this year, a number of prizes have been given away. One lucky recipient was Harbor House; a local child advocacy center. Executive Director of Harbor House, Gail Garland said, “We at Harbor House are so grateful to Nalley Automotive for giving us this opportunity. We are thrilled.”

    Nalley, an automotive retail chain with eleven Atlanta locations, plans to continue their support of local charities that are Driven for a Cause.

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