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Path2College sweepstakes end Aug. 15

Path2College sweepstakes end Aug. 15

ATLANTA -- Georgia's Path2College 529 Plan is making it easier for families to pay for college by holding two scholarship giveaways.

The deadline to enter both contests is Thursday, Aug. 15.

Mitch Seabaugh, director of the Path2College 529 Plan, said the two sweepstakes are designed to encourage families to start saving for college while their children are still very young.

"If 10,000 more Georgia families start saving for college, that's 10,000 more children who will have a head start toward achieving their dream when they graduate from high school," he said in a statement.

Seabaugh added that the sweepstakes also benefit young students because they provide money for schools and libraries.

The first contest -- the 10,000 Reasons to Save Sweepstakes -- will gives $10,529 to two lucky winners: a current Path2College account holder and a non-account holder. The two winners' schools will each receive $10,529.

Cobb families invited to "MOOVIES at the Mable"

Cobb families invited to "MOOVIES at the Mable"

MABLETON, Ga. -- "MOOVIES at the Mable" is a free movie series offered to all nearby families this summer. 

The schedule begins Thursday, June 11 with the showing of "Happy Feet." The Warner Bros. picture, said a Cobb Co. spokesperson said the movie is about a special penguin who tap dances, rather than sings like the rest of the penguins in his world. 

Families may arrive as early as 7:00 p.m., and the movie will start around dusk at 8:30. 

For more information, including other upcoming shows, visit the Mable House online or call (770) 819-7765.

Free cake at Shoney's on Father's Day

Free cake at Shoney's on Father's Day

(WXIA) -- Shoney's is offering its signature Hot Fudge Cake for free on Father's Day.

On Sunday, June 16, all fathers who eat at Shoney's will get a free piece of cake with the purchase of a meal or entrée.

"There is no better way for dads to celebrate their special day than with their family at Shoney's," David Davoudpour, chairman and CEO of Shoney's, said in a statement. "This Sunday, we look forward to welcoming all families and fathers with a wonderful buffet and a delicious free bonus for Dad."

Shoney's has locations in Buford, Calhoun, Cartersville, Lithia Springs and Newnan. Visit shoneys.com for more information.

School district announces graduation schedule

School district announces graduation schedule

MARIETTA, Ga. -- Graduation is right around the corner for high school seniors in Cobb County.

The school system has announced the graduation dates, times and venues for its high schools. Family members and friends who can't attend the actual ceremonies can purchase DVDs and, in most cases, watch live Web broadcasts of the events.

Visit cobbk12.org for information on how to watch the graduations or order DVDs.

Graduation ceremonies include:

Allatoona HS
Friday, May 24 at 9 a.m.
Allatoona Stadium

Campbell HS
Friday, May 24 at 7 p.m.
KSU Convocation Center

Harrison HS
Saturday, May 25 at 10 a.m.
KSU Convocation Center

Hillgrove HS
Thursday, May 23 at 8 p.m.
KSU Convocation Center

Cobb event celebrates National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Cobb event celebrates National Child Abuse Prevention Month

MARIETTA, Ga. -- SafePath Children's Advocacy Center, Cobb Safety Village and Radio Disney are hosting an event on Saturday for National Child Abuse Prevention month. 

According to a Cobb County official, "Safety Rules Rule" Family Fun Day will run from 10:00 a.m. - noon, and is set for the Safety Village on Al Bishop Drive. 

Free and open to the public, families can learn more about safety and enjoy music from Radio Disney's live DJ while playing interactive games.

 

Cobb County to hold largest egg hunt in Jim Miller Park

Cobb County to hold largest egg hunt in Jim Miller Park

MARIETTA, Ga. -- Cobb County officials are helping to hold Cobb's largest egg hunt on Saturday, March 23 in Marietta.

The hunt will be held for various age groups of children from 10:00 - 2:00 Saturday afternoon. Held within Jim Miller Park, there will be children's art activities, live entertainment, inflatables and concessions. The Easter Bunny will visit and help out with the Mad Hatter Contest and Decorated Basket Contest.

The schedule for age groups to participate is as follows: 

 

  • 10 a.m.: Park opens
  • 10:30 a.m.: 3 years and under hunt
  • 11 a.m.: 4 and 5 years hunt
  • 11:30 a.m.: Special population hunt
  • Noon: 6 and 7 hunt
  • 12:30 p.m.: 8-10 years hunt
  • 1 p.m.: Mad Hatter Contest/East Basket Contest
  • 2 p.m.: Park closes

All Cobb County families are invited. For more information, call (770) 528-8875.

Run a dash for water efficiency awareness

Run a dash for water efficiency awareness

COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- The Cobb Water System staff is helping to hold a family-friendly 5K race, which they say will increase awareness of water conservation throughout Cobb County. 

A spokesperson from Cobb County reported that all Cobb residents are invited to run the race, which has been named the Water Drop Dash 5K, which will also include a fun run for young kids. The dash is set for Saturday, March 16, at the Chattahoochee Nature Center in Roswell. 

Along with the race, children can take part in activities and win prizes, while hanging out with mascots that will be there to kick off WaterSense Fix-A-Leak Week. 

According to the Cobb spokesperson, water leaks count for more than one trillion gallons of water used in homes throughout the country each year. At the race, families wil be reminded to check plumbing fixtures and irrigation systems, which could increase water efficiency in homes and landscaping.