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Annual Autumn Happening- kicked off by the Football parade

Annual Autumn Happening- kicked off by the Football parade

The College Park Recreation department offers its annual Autumn Happening Saturday, September 10th from 10am to 4pm.  Autumn Happening is held in conjunction with the Opening Day of Youth Football.  The day-long festival will take place on the grounds of the College Park City Auditorium.

The festival kicks off with the traditional football parade, featuring teams from all age groups marching from the front of the city auditorium to a triumphant entrance into Bill Badgett stadium for a full slate of games.

The Autumn Happening on Main Street offers arts & crafts, food, demonstrations and a carnival atmosphere.  There will be plenty of rides and games for children, bargains for adults and a broad array of entertainment.

To find out more about of what’s happening in College Park, log onto the City’s website www.collegeparkga.com or tune into Comcast Cable Channel 23.

9/11 Rememberance Ceremony today with the East Point Fire and Police Dept.

9/11 Rememberance Ceremony today with the East Point Fire and Police Dept.

East Point -- In observance of those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001, The City of East Point Fire and Police Department will host a combined 911 Remembrance Ceremony on Friday, September 9, 2011. Activities will commence at 9:30 a.m. in front of the Law Enforcement Center in Downtown East Point, located at 2727 East Point Street.

During this 10th Anniversary week of September 11th, we will reflect on events of that day when four U.S. planes, hijacked by terrorists, descended into the World Trade Center, The Pentagon, and onto a field in Pennsylvania killing more than 3,000 people in a matter of hours. Behind the staggering number of deaths are the individuals who were left behind, including families, friends and co-workers.

BEST SPOTS: Metro Atlanta Fall Festivals

BEST SPOTS: Metro Atlanta Fall Festivals

ATLANTA – Fall is approaching and ‘tis the season for fall festivals. Metro Atlanta offers a festival for whatever tickles your fancy; whether it be food, music or fun you can find it during the autumn season in the city. For this week’s installment of Best Spots, we've compiled a list of the best fall festival in Atlanta, this year.

Come to Atlanta for one of the largest gay celebrations in the United States. The Atlanta Pride Festival will celebrate their 41st year, this October. Atlanta Pride started in the summer of 1970, a year after the Stonewall Riots in New York City. According to their website, the main purpose of the APC is to “promote unity, visibility and self-esteem among lesbian, gay men, bisexuals and transgender persons”. The festival features events, like: the Official Atlanta Pride Kickoff Party, the Tran March, Pride parade and Pride Children’s event.

Fulton County Fire Chief Encourages Residents to Help "Fill the Boot"

Fulton County Fire Chief Encourages Residents to Help "Fill the Boot"

Fulton County Fire Chief Larry Few lends a hand to help collect funds for the “Fill the Boot” campaign on Friday, August 19, 2011. The money raised benefits the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). Fulton County firefighters will be accepting donations at several intersections in South Fulton County on Friday, August 26 and Friday, September 2, 2011.

BEST SPOTS: Labor Day Staycations

BEST SPOTS: Labor Day Staycations

ATLANTA -- Due to recent instability in the United States economy, many people are opting to stay in town for the Labor Day holiday. Vacations like these or “staycations” have become more popular since high oil prices have forced gas prices to top out at, sometimes, more than $4.00 per gallon.

According to an article by CNNMoney, the steady decline of gas prices could result in an increase in “last-minute” holiday travel. However, for those who want to stay in town and get their most “bang for their buck” there are plenty of choices near the Atlanta area to "take a load off" and relax.

Some Atlantans will choose to head out to the lake, Laek Lanier, for their Labor Day vacation.

Launch Benefit Dinner for The Edge Connection on September 15, 2011

Launch Benefit Dinner for The Edge Connection on September 15, 2011

Fulton County Fire Rescue launches its “Fill the Boot” campaign

Fulton County Fire Rescue launches its “Fill the Boot” campaign

ATLANTA – On Friday, the Fulton County Fire Rescue Department is asking residents to support its annual “Fill the Boot” campaign which benefits the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA).

According to Fulton County, Fire Chief Larry Few will participate in the collection efforts on Friday, August 19, 2011 at the intersection of Cascade Road and Fairburn Road from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Fulton County firefighters will be accepting donations at several intersections in South Fulton County.

For more information on the Fulton County Fire Rescue Department, log on to www.fultoncountyga.gov.