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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.

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.

 

Atlanta-area Simon Malls Raise Over $100,000 for Simon Youth Foundation Educational Initiatives

Atlanta-area Simon Malls Raise Over $100,000 for Simon Youth Foundation Educational Initiatives

 

Atlanta-area Simon Malls Raise More Than $100,000 for Simon Youth Foundation in Annual Bowling for Education Event

Generous donations from J.J. Morley, Dixie Electric, Cannon Roofing and others help raise funds to support students’ continuing public education

 

FMSA's "Scary Crow" Stakes Out a Place in the Garden

FMSA's "Scary Crow" Stakes Out a Place in the Garden
Fall is a great time to explore Atlanta! First Montessori School of Atlanta's "Scary Crow" and more than 100 other wild and crazy scarecrows are scattered throughout the Atlanta Botanical Garden through Oct. 30. The scarecrows were designed by metro area residents, artists, businesses and organizations. This is the second year that First Montessori School of Atlanta has participated in the special event. "Scary Crow" was designed and handcrafted by the Middle School students using chicken wire, aluminum foil, cheese wax, a 2x4, black paint and a traffic cone. The students cut hundreds of leaf-shaped feathers from aluminum foil and then individually applied them to the chicken wire frame. "This entry reflects the creativity children are exposed to at First Montessori School of Atlanta," said Head of School Jerri King. "Scarecrows can be scary, funny or even practical.

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

FMSA Invites Community to Contribute to Shoe Drive

October is a great month to clean out your closet as you prepare for cooler weather. If you've been tossing your shoes on the floor because you're running out of shelf space, why not donate a few pairs to the Soles4Souls shoe drive? First Montessori School of Atlanta, located at 5750 Long Island Drive in Sandy Springs, has drop boxes available around the campus through Monday, Oct. 31, to accept donations from the community.

Soles4Souls is a non-profit organization that collects and distributes shoes to over 125 countries. The group has donated 16 million pairs of shoes to those in need.

Your gift of footwear is important to children and adults around the world. Footwear can help eliminate the spreading of diseases through the foot as well as help children obtain an education since many schools have footwear requirements to attend.