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Register Early for Hands On Atlanta Day and Win a Chance to Work with Atlanta Falcons

Atlanta, GA--  Registration for 20th Annual Hands On Atlanta Day, one of the largest single-day volunteer efforts in the country, is now open to individuals, families and groups. As many as 10,000 volunteers will participate in service projects throughout metro-Atlanta, renovating public schools, taking part in environmental projects, making much needed repairs to seniors’ homes, and much more. This year’s Hands On Atlanta Day is presented by GE.

Registration is $5 for adults and is free for youths under 18 years of age.  Event proceeds support Hands On Atlanta’s volunteer programs.

Registrants who sign up by September 17 and are at least 18 years old will be entered in a drawing from which 25 lucky participants will be randomly selected to participate in an additional service day with the Atlanta Falcons this spring.

In addition, two of the winning 25 will each receive two round-trip, coach tickets to anywhere AirTran flies.

150 Classic British Cars converge on Downtown Historic Norcross for Saturday's Car Fair

Atlanta, GA-- The phrase “British invasion” takes on a whole new meaning when it’s happening in downtown Historic Norcross. This Saturday, September 11th, over 150 classic British cars converge full throttle onto the downtown area, where they will be on display from 10am until 4pm. With gleaming paint and chrome so shiny you can see yourself ogle, a full array of Jaguars, MGB’s, Austin Healey’s (think James Bond!) and many more classic treasures will be present.

Celebrate Safe Neighborhoods at the 1st Annual Public Safety Festival and Softball Tournament

Atlanta, GA-- The Gwinnett County Police Department and the Gwinnett County Department of Fire and Emergency Services are pleased to announce the first annual Public Safety Fall Festival (formerly the C.O.P.S. Festival) to  be held on October 2, 2010. This year the festival will take place between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. at Cool Ray Field (Gwinnett Braves Stadium) in Buford.

“The Fall Festival really celebrates the partnership between GCPD, GCFES, and the community as a whole. We encourage all Gwinnett County residents to join us for this fun, free event,” said Officer Jeffery Richter. The event will include a best two out of three friendly game of softball and will feature firefighters competing against police officers. 

This year’s festival has a lot to offer the community, various units from police and fire and Emergency Services will set up displays and give demonstrations.