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Holiday Help for Cobb County Families in Need

MARIETTA, GA -- Hundreds of Cobb County families live near, at or below the poverty line. They could use a boost, especially during the holidays.

This year, the Center for Family Resources, in partnership with the Department of Family and Children Services, will register 1,500 Cobb families for the 2010 Thanks for Giving campaign. It is estimated that this year will mark the largest Thanksgiving food distribution in the organization's history; it will take nearly 70,000 food items to ensure that every family in need receives the essentials for Thanksgiving.

Registration for Thanks for Giving 2010 will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 6 and Thursday, Oct. 7 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Cobb County Civic Center (548 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta, 30060). At this time, families can also sign up for the Cobb Christmas program.

Distribution of food boxes to registered families will be on Friday, Nov. 19 and Saturday, Nov. 20 at Jim R.

Celebrate Powder Springs Day

POWDER SPRINGS, GA -- The City of Powder Springs is hosting its annual Powder Springs Day on Saturday, Oct. 9.

The festivities will kick off with a parade at 9:30 a.m., followed by a day filled with arts and crafts, children's activities, live entertainment and festival food. Admission is free.

Powder Springs Day will take place at Powder Springs Town Square (4484 Marietta Street, Powder Springs, 30127).

For more information, visit the City of Powder Springs website.

Austell Remembers the Floods

AUSTELL, GA -- On Tuesday, Sept. 21, churches from throughout Austell will hold a special service to mark the one-year anniversary of metro Atlanta's devastating floods.

The service will begin at 6:00 p.m. at the Collar Park Gazebo, located between City Hall/Police Headquarters and the Collar Community Center (2625 Washington Street). In the event of rain, the service will be moved to the Collar Community Center.

The following churches will participate in the event:

* Austell First United Methodist Church
* Austell Presbyterian Church
* First Baptist Church of Austell
* Good Shepherd Episcopal Church
* New Birth Community Church
* New Genesis Church
* Orange Hill Baptist Church
* Presbyterian Village