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Medlock Bridge Elementary Celebrates 20 Years

JOHNS CREEK, GA -- Medlock Bridge Elementary School in Johns Creek celebrated its 20 years of excellence on the morning of Thursday, Nov. 18.

The celebration included a fantastic performance of "Gypsy in the Moonlight" by the student steel drum band and a choral performance of the brand new MBES school song, which was written by music teacher Craig Gendreau.

Among the special guest speakers were Dr. Cindy Loe, Superintendent of Fulton County Schools, and Mike Bodker, mayor of the City of Johns Creek. Honored guests also included many members of the Fulton County Schools community, Medlock Bridge parents and several MBES staff who have been with the school since it opened in 1990.

The first MBES student body transferred into the new school from temporary accommodations in portable classrooms at Dolvin Elementary School during the spring of 1991.

More than 1,600 Take Part in "Girls on the Run" 5k

Alpharetta resident Ellie Burton (back right in photo) coached a group of young girls (grades 3-8) from Johns Creek through a 5k run earlier this month. More than 1,600 runners took part in the 5k race November 14, raising money for Girls on the Run (www.girlsontherunatlanta.org), a local non-profit that teaches elementary aged girls about self respect and healthy living. This was the organization’s largest 5k ever.

Burton is a Financial Associate at Sanders Financial Management (www.sandersfinancial.com), a Norcross-based investment advisory firm is a corporate sponsor of the Girls on the Run 5k run.

Christmas Kick-Off Event at Pike Nursery, November 27th

On November 27, from 7:00 – 10:00 a.m., Pike Nurseries will host their Christmas Kick-Off Event, which boasts hot apple cider and appetizers from Proof of the Pudding for guests to savor while selecting the perfect Christmas tree. During this time, they are offering guests 10% off of their entire purchase and another 10% of each purchase will be donated to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

Following the Christmas Kick-Off event, Pike Nurseries will host two Williamsburg Wreath Decorating Workshops on November 27 at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., where Pike Nurseries instructors will help attendees create their own personal wreath for the holidays. 

The $30 supply fee provides participants with a fresh evergreen wreath, fruits, nuts and berries with which to create a beautiful and lush wreath inspired by Christmas in historic Williamsburg.

Wells Fargo Stagecoach Joins Founders Day Parade

JOHNS CREEK, GA -- The legendary Wells Fargo stagecoach will bring a touch of the Old West to Johns Creek in the fourth annual Johns Creek Founders Day Parade on Saturday, Dec. 4.

The stagecoach, pulled by a four- to six-horse team, harkens back to the 1860s, when stagecoaches carried passengers, mail and valuables from town to town across the Western U.S. It is patterned after the original designed by carriage-builder J. Stephens Abbott and master wheelwright Lewis Downing in Concord, New Hampshire.

The Wells Fargo stagecoach joins the No.

Help Bring Hollywood to Johns Creek!

JOHNS CREEK, GA -- Johns Creek residents believe that their city would be the perfect backdrop for a movie or commercial. Now they just need to convince Hollywood to film there.

Johns Creek is among the North Fulton County cities deemed "camera ready," but now it's up to the people to promote themselves to the film industry.

The city is working with the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce and the Georgia Department of Economic Development, which would probably be the first point of contact by movie-makers.

JCPD Partners with Crime Stoppers Atlanta

JOHNS CREEK, GA -- Crime prevention is at the core of creating a safe community.

The Johns Creek Police Department has now joined with Crime Stoppers Atlanta in working to identify the people committing crimes across Metro Atlanta and getting them off the street.

The anonymous information provided through CSA can help the JCPD in its investigations, and can play a major role in the apprehension of criminals and securing convictions.

Browse CSA's online database of wanted criminals and share the information via Facebook or Twitter to alert friends.

Anonymous tips can be submitted through the Crime Stoppers Web site, called to 404-577-

Public Invited to Share Thoughts on Georgia Public Education

JOHNS CREEK, GA -- Everyone who is interested in learning more about public education in Georgia, or in making suggestions that may help Georgia lead the nation in improving student achievement, now has the opportunity to speak directly with a Board of Education member.

On Monday, Nov. 29, Robert "Buzz" Law of the Sixth Congressional District will lead an open public hearing at Autrey Mill Middle School (4110 Old Alabama Road, Johns Creek, 30022) from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Teachers, parents, students and concerned citizens are invited to take part in this important event. Those wishing to speak at the meeting are asked to sign in when they arrive.

For more information, contact Jackie Clarke Dodd either via email or at 404-657-7410.