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Tucker Flower Shop wins holiday decorating contest

Tucker Flower Shop wins holiday decorating contest

TUCKER, Ga. -- Tucker Flower Shop is this year's winner of the Downtown Tucker Holiday Decorating Contest.

The Main Street Tucker Alliance, Tucker Business Association and Tucker Historical Society announced the winners Wednesday.

Julia McDonald, owner of Tucker Flower Shop, received a $500 prize for her decorations.

The Custom Frame Shop and owner Kelly Holloway received the $300 second prize, while Village Shoe Service and its owner Larry Schupbach placed third and won $200.

Matthews Cafeteria received an honorable mention.

"The judges had a hard time deciding on the winners," Honey Van De Kreke, co-general manager of the Main Street Tucker Alliance, said in a statement. "All the participating businesses came up with imaginative ideas that really brought the holiday spirit to downtown Tucker."

Be sure to swing through downtown Tucker before the end of the holiday season to see all the beautiful decorations.

FACAA gears up for Georgia Gives Day

FACAA gears up for Georgia Gives Day

ATLANTA -- The Fulton Atlanta Community Action Authority (FACAA) recently announced Georgia Gives Day, to take place on Thursday, December 6.

According to the FACAA, Georgia Gives Day gives people across the state an opportunity to donate to their choice of a nonprofit organization, an effort in total to help change the lives of people in need.

Those participating can donate to a cause nearby by searching locations, or to a cause for a special reason, where organizations are listed by category.

For a list of the nonprofits taking part, visit www.gagivesday.org.

Norcross Cooperative Ministry initiative to raise $4.2 million

Norcross Cooperative Ministry initiative to raise $4.2 million

NORCROSS, Ga. -- The Norcross Cooperative Ministry announced a new initiative to raise $4.2 million over the next five years on Friday.

According to NMC Campaign Director John McCrory, Restoring Hope! will help those in need in the greater Norcross area.

Three programs will make up Restoring Hope!, including the goal to transform lives by reducing poverty, distribute emergency housing and non-food needs to families, and educate the community on needs of those living in poverty in Norcross.

Senior Pastor at Perimeter Church, Randy Pope and Jim Ellis, President of the Jim Ellis Automotive Group will serve as co-chairs of the campaign's Leadership Council. According to Ellis, this is an important initiative for NMC at a great time.

Look for JROTC cadets collecting for the Empty Stocking Fund Nov. 3-4

Look for JROTC cadets collecting for the Empty Stocking Fund Nov. 3-4

More than 2,000 JROTC cadets from 30 metro Atlanta high schools
to participate in historic fundraising effort

On Saturday, November 3rd and Sunday, November 4th, visitors to metro Atlanta Kroger stores are likely to be met by a smiling, uniformed JROTC cadet with an Empty Stocking Fund logo, as more than 2,000 cadets representing 30 metro Atlanta high schools’ JROTC programs will be working outside metro Kroger stores to raise awareness of and contributions for The Empty Stocking Fund, an Atlanta-based, Atlanta-serving non-profit organization that has been providing holiday gifts to Atlanta’s neediest children since 1926. 

Stan Watson to host Neighborhood Summit

Stan Watson to host Neighborhood Summit

 

DECATUR, Ga. -- Commissioner Stan Watson will be hosting his 4th Annual DeKalb County Neighborhood Summit on November 3. 

The  summit will be held at the Courtyard by Marriott Decatur and if free to all who want to attend. The summit will be held between 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. 

At the summit, the commissioner will be speaking about Legislative updates, how to work with your elected officials, annexations and cityhood. 

According to the Office of Stan Watson: 

Get a $2 'Boorito' for wearing a costume to Chipotle

Get a $2 'Boorito' for wearing a costume to Chipotle

ATLANTA -- Scare up a tasty dinner -- and do some good for the community -- by wearing a costume to any Chipotle Mexican Grill on Halloween.

Chipotle customers who arrive in costume between 4 p.m. and close on Wednesday, Oct. 31 will be treated to a burrito, bowl, salad or order of tacos for only $2.

"We have always believed that good food should be affordable and accessible to everyone, and our annual Boorito fundraiser is a great opportunity for customers to enjoy a $2 burrito while supporting a great cause," Chipotle founder, chairman and co-CEO Steve Ells said in a statement.

The great cause in question is the Chipotle Cultivate Foundation, a nonprofit that works to create a sustainable healthy food supply and raise awareness of food issues. Up to $1 million in proceeds from the Boorito event will go to the charity.

Eat at Chipotle, help Piedmont Park's Education Garden

Eat at Chipotle, help Piedmont Park's Education Garden

ATLANTA -- Eating at Chipotle Mexican Grill just got even better.

All Atlanta-area Chipotle locations will donate the day's proceeds to the Education Garden at Piedmont Park this Wednesday, Oct. 24.

The giveaway is part of the restaurant chain's recognition of Food Day, a nationwide movement that works to improve food policies.

Chipotle will give the Education Garden up to $10,000. More than 800 children visit the garden every year to learn about natural and organic gardening methods.

You can do your part to help the garden by eating at Chipotle on Wednesday. Visit chipotle.com to find your nearest location.