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Fulton and community partners to host celebration for children and families in need

Fulton and community partners to host celebration for children and families in need

ATLANTA -- Children and families in need and outstanding students will be the focus of a “Community Cares” Christmas Celebration on Friday, December 20, 2013, from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.  The event will feature distribution of toys, clothing, non-perishable items and recognition of students who have demonstrated academic excellence and perfect attendance.  Community partners supporting the event with entertainment, food, resources and giveaways include Fulton County Housing and Human Services Department, Office of Children and Youth, V103 FM, Music Education Group (MEG), Treasure Chest, Inc., and other caring sponsors.

Commissioner Pitts Joins Seniors in Halloween Celebration

Commissioner Pitts Joins Seniors in Halloween Celebration

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- H. J. C. Bowden Senior Multipurpose Facility participant Sallie Clemmons joins Fulton County District 2 At-Large Commissioner Robb Pitts for a photo as Commissioner Pitts greeted seniors during Bowden’s Annual Halloween Line Dance Jamboree.

The celebration included some seniors wearing costumes as they proved that Halloween is not just for kids. The celebration also included a pumpkin-carving contest.

The Housing and Human Services Department, Office of Aging works to help seniors to age-in-place and maintain a high quality of life. For more information about Fulton County senior multipurpose facilities and senior centers, call the Fulton County STARline at 404-613-6000.

 

5,000 Fulton residents eat their veggies in 2013 thanks to Fulton Fresh

5,000 Fulton residents eat their veggies in 2013 thanks to Fulton Fresh

ATLANTA -- The Fulton Fresh Mobile Farmers Market marked the end of its successful third season on August 28 with a community celebration attended by more than 200 residents.

“This has been our most successful year so far,” said Menia Chester, Director of Fulton County Cooperative Extension. “We were able to provide nutrition education and fresh produce to approximately 5,000 residents living in communities with limited access to mainstream grocery stores.”

Fulton Fresh Mobile Farmers Market ends third season Aug. 28

Fulton Fresh Mobile Farmers Market ends third season Aug. 28

ATLANTA -- On Wednesday, Aug. 28 at 10 a.m., Fulton County Cooperative Extension will celebrate the successful third season of the Fresh Mobile Farmers Market. This year alone, the program provided 19.2 tons of fresh produce to more than 4,800 residents in 16 Fulton County communities. . 

The celebration will take place at Mount Vernon Baptist Church located at 441 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, and is open to all residents.

Fulton Fresh was founded in 2011 as part of Fulton County’s continuous effort to address health disparities. Communities served by the seasonal program benefit from the delivery of fresh produce, nutrition education and were taught how to prepare tasty, healthy meals with the produce they receive. 

Information about Cooperative Extension and other county services will be available as well as healthy treats and fresh produce from the Fulton Fresh Mobile Farmer’s Market.

For more information, call 404-332-2400.

America's 'Night Out' against crime

America's 'Night Out' against crime

ATLANTA -- The Fulton County Police Department, in partnership with Fulton County agencies and local neighborhoods are joining forces with thousands of communities across the nation to celebrate and participate in the 30th annual National Night Out, a crime and drug prevention event.

Fulton County residents are invited to join the Fulton County Police Department at their National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 6, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at 5495 Old National Highway, College Park.

National Night Out is designed to heighten crime awareness and support for crime and drug prevention efforts sending a message to criminals that neighborhoods are working together and fighting back against crime.

Atlanta-Fulton Public Library system to create time capsule

Atlanta-Fulton Public Library system to create time capsule

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta-Fulton Public is asking for help in making a time capsule over the summer. 

The time capsule will be for the Perry Holmes Library on Bolton Rad. The library team wants to open the time capsule as it moves to a new location in February 2015. 

As part of the time capsule, the library staff asks for Atlanta and Fulton County residents to give small items, those that can be parted with for around two years. Those donations are due August 1, and the capsule will close the next day. All ages can participate.

For more information, call (404) 792-4994.

Fulton County Health Services encourages residents to learn their status on National HIV Testing Day

Fulton County Health Services encourages residents to learn their status on National HIV Testing Day

ATLANTA -- The Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness will recognize National HIV Testing Day (NHTD) on Friday, June 27 by offering free HIV/STI testing and counseling at three locations.

The NHTD is an annual campaign to encourage all individuals to “Take the Test Take Control” in order to know their HIV status.  Knowing your status helps to keep you, your family and your community safe from sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV.

Free and confidential HIV/STI testing is available at the following locations:

10:00am – 8:00pm
The Mall West End
850 Oak Street - Atlanta, GA 30310

11:30am – 6:30pm
Underground Atlanta
50 Upper Alabama – Atlanta, GA 30303

3:00pm – 9:00pm
Walgreens
2711 Metropolitan Parkway - Atlanta, 30315