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Commissioner Pitts Joins Seniors in Halloween Celebration

Commissioner Pitts Joins Seniors in Halloween Celebration

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- H. J. C. Bowden Senior Multipurpose Facility participant Sallie Clemmons joins Fulton County District 2 At-Large Commissioner Robb Pitts for a photo as Commissioner Pitts greeted seniors during Bowden’s Annual Halloween Line Dance Jamboree.

The celebration included some seniors wearing costumes as they proved that Halloween is not just for kids. The celebration also included a pumpkin-carving contest.

The Housing and Human Services Department, Office of Aging works to help seniors to age-in-place and maintain a high quality of life. For more information about Fulton County senior multipurpose facilities and senior centers, call the Fulton County STARline at 404-613-6000.

 

Fulton's Helene S. Mills Senior Multipurpose Facility to Celebrate 11 Years of Fellowship and Fun

Fulton's Helene S. Mills Senior Multipurpose Facility to Celebrate 11 Years of Fellowship and Fun

The Helene S. Mills Senior Multipurpose Facility will celebrate 11 years of fellowship and fun for Fulton County Seniors.  The Friends of Mills will host a luncheon on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 beginning at 12:00 p.m. in the Multipurpose Hall. Following the luncheon, participants will enjoy trivia games and cake. The Fulton County facility, named for Atlanta native and community activist Helene S. Mills, opened on Tuesday, September 17, 2002.   The Helene S. Mills Senior Multipurpose Facility is located at 515 John Wesley Dobbs Avenue, Atlanta, Georgia. 

Open from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, the facility offers a low cost breakfast and lunch, classes and social activities, aerobics/arthritis therapy, aquatics and other services that enrich the minds, bodies and spirits of seniors age 55 and over.  All Fulton County seniors are eligible to use the facility regardless of where they live.

5,000 Fulton residents eat their veggies in 2013 thanks to Fulton Fresh

5,000 Fulton residents eat their veggies in 2013 thanks to Fulton Fresh

ATLANTA -- The Fulton Fresh Mobile Farmers Market marked the end of its successful third season on August 28 with a community celebration attended by more than 200 residents.

“This has been our most successful year so far,” said Menia Chester, Director of Fulton County Cooperative Extension. “We were able to provide nutrition education and fresh produce to approximately 5,000 residents living in communities with limited access to mainstream grocery stores.”

Fulton Fresh Mobile Farmers Market ends third season Aug. 28

Fulton Fresh Mobile Farmers Market ends third season Aug. 28

ATLANTA -- On Wednesday, Aug. 28 at 10 a.m., Fulton County Cooperative Extension will celebrate the successful third season of the Fresh Mobile Farmers Market. This year alone, the program provided 19.2 tons of fresh produce to more than 4,800 residents in 16 Fulton County communities. . 

The celebration will take place at Mount Vernon Baptist Church located at 441 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, and is open to all residents.

Fulton Fresh was founded in 2011 as part of Fulton County’s continuous effort to address health disparities. Communities served by the seasonal program benefit from the delivery of fresh produce, nutrition education and were taught how to prepare tasty, healthy meals with the produce they receive. 

Information about Cooperative Extension and other county services will be available as well as healthy treats and fresh produce from the Fulton Fresh Mobile Farmer’s Market.

For more information, call 404-332-2400.

America's 'Night Out' against crime

America's 'Night Out' against crime

ATLANTA -- The Fulton County Police Department, in partnership with Fulton County agencies and local neighborhoods are joining forces with thousands of communities across the nation to celebrate and participate in the 30th annual National Night Out, a crime and drug prevention event.

Fulton County residents are invited to join the Fulton County Police Department at their National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 6, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at 5495 Old National Highway, College Park.

National Night Out is designed to heighten crime awareness and support for crime and drug prevention efforts sending a message to criminals that neighborhoods are working together and fighting back against crime.

Random Acts of Kindness: Jack McConnell

Random Acts of Kindness: Jack McConnell

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. -- Tuesday's Random Act of Kindness revisits a Johns Creek boy who is making a big difference in the lives of deaf and hard-of-hearing children in Africa.

Jack McConnell attends Mt. Pisgah Christian School in Johns Creek. The 11 year old was born with severe hearing loss and wears a hearing aid.

Jack worries about children who don't have access to hearing aids, so he decided to join 11 audiologists on a mission trip to Ghana to distribute hearing aids to students at the Cape Coast School for the Deaf.

WATCH | Jack prepares for his trip to Africa

Before he left, Jack received a big surprise from 11Alive and the Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation: 70 hearing aids to take to Africa.

GOTTA SEE VIDEO | Cancer patients perform 'Cups'

GOTTA SEE VIDEO | Cancer patients perform 'Cups'

ACWORTH, Ga. -- Earlier this year, 11Alive profiled Mary Tankersley, a Cobb County girl who had a rare surgery to treat cancer.

Mary had a rotationplasty, where doctors removed the part of her right leg with cancer and reattached the lower portion of the leg, allowing her ankle to be used as a knee.

PHOTOS | Mary Tankersley

Recently, Mary got together with some friends to make a video of them performing "Cups," a song made popular by the movie Pitch Perfect.

Others in the video include Bailey Moody of Johns Creek, as well as young people from Kansas City and Minnesota. All four have had rotationplasty surgery.