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Path2College sweepstakes end Aug. 15

Path2College sweepstakes end Aug. 15

ATLANTA -- Georgia's Path2College 529 Plan is making it easier for families to pay for college by holding two scholarship giveaways.

The deadline to enter both contests is Thursday, Aug. 15.

Mitch Seabaugh, director of the Path2College 529 Plan, said the two sweepstakes are designed to encourage families to start saving for college while their children are still very young.

"If 10,000 more Georgia families start saving for college, that's 10,000 more children who will have a head start toward achieving their dream when they graduate from high school," he said in a statement.

Seabaugh added that the sweepstakes also benefit young students because they provide money for schools and libraries.

The first contest -- the 10,000 Reasons to Save Sweepstakes -- will gives $10,529 to two lucky winners: a current Path2College account holder and a non-account holder. The two winners' schools will each receive $10,529.

Fulton County Health Services to sponsor back to school immunization rush sites

Fulton County Health Services to sponsor back to school immunization rush sites

ATLANTA -- The new school year is set to start August 12, 2013 for Fulton County Public Schools and August 7th for Atlanta Public Schools. The Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness will kick-off the Back to School Immunization Rush on Monday, July 29, 2013.  This year's immunization and vision and hearing screenings will be held at three points of dispensing (PODS).

“On July 29, our Nursing Division will focus on giving vaccinations, eye-ear-dental screenings and the required certifications for children to attend school,” says Patrice A. Harris, MD, Director of Fulton County Health Services. 

Accepted Forms of Payment include: Visa and Mastercard, Cash, Medicaid, United HealthCare and CIGNA. For financial assistance, clients must present proof of income. Non-Fulton County residence will be charged the full fee for services.

Summer camp caters to kids with special needs

Summer camp caters to kids with special needs

ROSWELL, Ga. -- The Roswell Recreation, Parks, Historic & Cultural Affairs Department will host four summer camp sessions for local children with special needs.

The weeklong camps will run in June and July, and are specially tailored to the needs of kids with mild autism, ADD/ADHD and intellectual disabilities.

Camp themes include Space, Dinosaurs, Insects and Superheroes. They will feature activities like music, arts and crafts, and outdoor play.

Dates include June 17-21, June 24-28, July 15-19 and July 22-26. The cost is $200 per week for Roswell residents and $300 for non-residents.

All camps meet daily from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Don White Park, which is located at 925B Riverside Road.

Learn more and register for summer camp at roswellgov.com.

Summer Puppet Series begins Monday

Summer Puppet Series begins Monday

ROSWELL, Ga. -- The popular Roswell Summer Puppet Series is back for the 2013 season.

All shows are Monday through Saturday at 10 a.m., with additional performances Wednesday and Friday at 1 p.m. They are held at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center.

This year's lineup includes:

June 3-8
The Wizard of Oz (Frisch Marionettes)

June 10-15
The Reluctant Dragon (All Hands Productions)

June 17-22
Stinky Cheese Man (Paul Mesner)

June 24-29
The Velveteen Rabbit (Applause Unlimited)

July 1-6
Circus Fanta-Sea (Lee Bryan, "That Puppet Guy")

July 8-13
Three Bears! (Tuckers' Tales Puppet Theatre)

July 15-20
Beauty and the Beast (Roz Puppets)

Preparedness Key to Safety During Hurricane Season

Preparedness Key to Safety During Hurricane Season

Imagine a hurricane making landfall on Georgia’s coastline, with winds 150 mph or greater causing terrible damage.  The tropical cyclone spawns several tornadoes as it moves inland and heavy rains cause major flooding.  High winds also persist resulting in uprooted trees and down power lines.

Fulton County Health and Human Services answers call to action to reduce health disparities

Fulton County Health and Human Services answers call to action to reduce health disparities

ATLANTA -- April is National Minority Health Month. This year’s theme, “Health Equity Can’t Wait: Act Now in Your CommUNITY!”, is a call to action and unity for the nation to get involved and invested in reducing health disparities.  Since 2009, Fulton County Health and Human Services has been providing integrated services to residents in an effort to address health disparities and assist them with living healthier lifestyles.

“Fulton County continues to address health disparities that affect some of our communities more than others,” states Patrice A. Harris, MD, Director of Fulton County Health Services. “Everyone has a stake in community health; we have to work together to find solutions.”

Safe Kids Fulton County celebrates 20 years

Safe Kids Fulton County celebrates 20 years

ATLANTA -- Area residents are invited to join the Safe Kids Fulton County Coalition to celebrate 20 years of service to help keep kids safe.

The special event is scheduled for Thursday, March 29  from 10:00 am -12:00 pm at The Villages at Carver Family YMCA located at 1600 Pryor Street, SE. They will recognize current members and partners dedicated to saving kids’ lives by developing and conducting programs that reduce or eliminate preventable, unintentional injuries and deaths.

The coalition targets the four most common areas of unintentional injuries through education and awareness:

  • Traffic Injuries (passenger, pedestrian, bicycle)
  • Fires and Burns
  • Drowning and near drowning
  • Poison Prevention

For more information about Safe Kids Fulton County and the celebration, call 404.613.3671