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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.

Cobb Diaper Day to benefit families in need

Cobb Diaper Day to benefit families in need

MARIETTA, Ga. -- For low-income families with young children, a few diapers can turn into a priceless gift.

Many people do not realize that food stamps cannot be used to buy hygiene products, including diapers. The average family with small children spends about $100 a month on diapers -- an expense that some low-income families cannot afford to shoulder.

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

OSHA, MUST Ministries partnership to benefit those in need

OSHA, MUST Ministries partnership to benefit those in need

SMYRNA, Ga. -- A new Metro Atlanta alliance could possibly put several Georgians back to work before the end of the year.

On Sept. 26, representatives from MUST Ministries and the Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration signed an agreement to launch a new training program for out-of-work residents of Cherokee and Cobb counties. This is only the second such partnership that OSHA's Atlanta-West Area office has entered.

This alliance will create a 10-hour general workplace safety course related to seasonal jobs, including warehouse work and stocking. The course will be held Oct. 24-26; OSHA and Must Ministries plan to launch a similar course in February to focus on summertime construction jobs.

The goal of these courses is to provide the unemployed with access to training resources, according to OSHA area director Andre Richards.

Flourish Luncheon to honor local arts leaders

Flourish Luncheon to honor local arts leaders

KENNESAW, Ga. -- Kennesaw State University will hold its 4th annual Flourish Luncheon this week to honor and recognize arts leaders in the community.

During the luncheon, the university's College of the Arts will present this year's Flourish Awards. Launched in 2005, the awards are presented in four categories.

The 2011 winners include:

* Arts Leader
Robert J.