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Fayette Senior Services Opportunity for Businesses to Help Critical Local Transportation

Friday, January 29th, 2016

Fayette Senior Services, Inc. (FSS), a 501 (c)(3) non-profit charity, has announced a sponsorship opportunity for organizations and businesses to partner with them to help raise funds for a new wheelchair accessible van for their aging vehicle fleet.

As the leading provider for low-cost transportation services available in the county, this team delivers seniors to crucial doctor visits, dialysis, and pharmacy pick-ups on a daily basis. Fayette Senior Services is the only option for many in our community to get their life saving treatments at an affordable cost. The transportation team at FSS transports seniors over 900 times per month for an average of 190,000 miles a year. Each new vehicle will be on the road 8 hours a day, Monday through Friday, making close to 2000 trips per year, all over Fayette and surrounding counties in addition to visits into Atlanta and beyond when medically necessary.

These sponsorships offer advertising opportunities for 1 year, 4 years, or 10 years on one of Fayette Senior Services’ vans. For more information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact Morgan Lanier at mlanier@fayss.org or 770-769-8430.

FSS-Vehicle-Sponsorship-Flyer

Teen Dating Violence Awareness Summit

Thursday, January 28th, 2016
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Teen Dating Violence Awareness Summit
Saturday, February 13, 2016
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

McIntosh High School Auditorium
201 Walt Banks Rd
Peachtree City, GA 30269

Free food and drink.
Gift cards and cash prizes awarded for skits, dance, poetry, music & artwork related to dating violence.

Contest Info:   Teen Dating Violence Summit Contest

For more information, contact Ashley (470) 330-6060;  Ashley.Demmitt@promiseplace.org

Hosted by: Griffin Judicial Domestic Violence Taskforce

City of Griffin & Spalding County to host Business Expo

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

The City of Griffin and Spalding County will be jointly hosting an event for all businesses in the Griffin-Spalding County and surrounding areas on January 28, 2016 at the Welcome Center in Griffin.  What started out as a simple workshop to get local businesses registered in our new self-service database has grown into a Vendor Expo event. The day is structured with short informational presentations regarding upcoming projects from various departments offered throughout the day so businesses can drop by when it is convenient for them, which should increase the attendance to our event.

Event organizers would like to extend an invitation to include businesses in the surrounding areas, including Fayette County,m resulting in widespread participation, both in the sponsoring door prizes or promotional materials for the event and in attendance. If there are any questions about the event, please contact  Angie, Cindy or Billie at 770-229-6401  or you can contact Terri Bass at the County (770-467-4215).

REGISTRATION FORM HERE:  VendorRegExpo2016

Fayette Visioning Summit to be held December 11

Monday, November 16th, 2015

All Fayette citizens and stakeholders are invited to attend a Fayette Visioning Summit to learn about the ongoing work and future goals of the Fayette Visioning Initiative.

The meeting will be held Friday, December 11, 2015 from 7:30 -9:30 a.m. at Dolce Atlanta-Peachtree, 201 Aberdeen Parkway, Peachtree City.  The program will focus on recent successes in each of the four focus areas: Community, Economy, Education and Place. The Fayette Visioning Board of Directors will also share goals for 2016 and beyond.

Registration for the Summit is requested:  http://2015fayettevisioningsummit.eventbrite.com

City of Fayetteville launches citizen survey for economic development

Monday, November 16th, 2015

The City of Fayetteville residents and business community are invited to take a 10-minute survey to help inform the economic development analysis being conducted by Garner Economics LLC.

The survey is available through this link: http://fayetteville.questionpro.com and will appear on the City’s Website at www.fayetteville-ga.gov and on the City’s Facebook page.

The City of Fayetteville engaged Garner Economics to conduct an economic development analysis in an effort to enhance the City’s economic development service delivery. A vital part of that process, said CEO Jay Garner, is this survey. “Your feedback is essential as we look to ways to leverage and enhance the area’s economic development activities,” Garner wrote as an introduction to the survey.

To be considered in the analysis, the answers must be submitted by 5 p.m. on December 4, 2015. People can save their responses and return later, though the survey was designed to take about 10 minutes, so hopefully that isn’t necessary. It further allows only one survey per IP address.

The survey includes the same questions as those asked during the focus group meetings held on Thursday, November 5, 2015, which had 54 local participants. Garner Economics used the most frequently provided answers in the focus groups as options in the survey. Each question also contains a comment box if the respondent has other ideas or concerns.

The JOY FM Holding Annual T-Shirts for Turkeys Benefit for Real Life Center

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

93.3 The JOY FM will be feeding thousands of families this holiday, and you can be part of it.

It’s TWO live radio events

Tuesday November 10th from 5pm to 7pm at Kedron Kroger in Peachtree City

Wednesday November 11th from 7am to 9am at the Kroger on South Glynn Street in Fayetteville

During the two-hours of fun, listeners and the public are encouraged to donate a frozen turkey or a cash equivalent ($10 or more). All proceeds will remain in Fayette County to benefit The Real Life Center.

Every gift of a turkey or a cash equivalent receives a Joy FM T-shirt. But best of all you will help a deserving families enjoy a true Thanksgiving meal during the holidays. Do your part to help your neighbors in your own community.

This is part of the 5th Annual T-Shirts For Turkeys campaign. Last year 93.3 The JOY FM helped to feed an estimated 14,000 people in Atlanta. So, let’s make this an exceptional event for Fayette County.

For details contact:

Sherry Cooper

770-487-4500

Great Georgia Air Show THIS WEEKEND!

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

Tickets are now on sale for The Great Georgia Air Show (GGAS) which will be held October 31-November 1 at the Atlanta Regional Airport. The Blue Angels flight team is scheduled to headline the event along with acrobatic pilots Sean Tucker, Michael Goulian, the Jack Links Jet Waco, and the U.S. Navy Parachute team’s “Leap Frogs.”

Tens of thousands of spectators, including families and military and aviation enthusiasts from across the state and southeast region, attend the air show each year. Ranked as a Top 20 event by Southeastern Tourism Association, this year’s show will coincide with Atlanta Navy week, an outreach program that allows Americans to meet in-person with Navy personnel.

“We are thrilled to bring the Blue Angels back to Georgia, along with many other well-known performers,” said air show director Tony DellaTorre. “The Great Georgia Air Show has a long-standing reputation for attracting top acts and offering exciting and family-friendly activities.”

Along with aerial performances, the event features helicopter rides, a kid zone, an adrenaline zone and many other attractions. Tickets are available at www.thegreatgeorgiaairshow.com.

Founded in 1998 as a local fundraiser, GGAS is a grassroots event run by hundreds of volunteers and made possible in part by key sponsors including Chick-fil-A, Wind Creek Casino & Hotel, Georgia Power, Kiewit and Lexus. Revenue generated from corporate sponsorships, ticket sales, concessions and other vendor-related income supports more than 50 local non-profit and civic organizations. GGAS is produced by The Great Georgia Airshow, Inc., a 501(C)3 nonprofit corporation governed by a Board of Directors. Through 2014, The Great Georgia Air Show has given back more than $2 million to support non-profits in our community.  For information visitwww.thegreatgeorgiaairshow.com

Ravin Homes Launches Fundraising Campaign for Rossetti Memorial at The Ridge

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

2014 was a difficult year for local custom home building company, Ravin Homes. The untimely death of their CEO, V. Michael Rossetti, was shortly followed by the passing of retired company founder and Michael’s father, Vincent F. Rossetti. Both cherished and respected members of Fayette county, these significant and sudden losses were deeply felt by everyone who knew the Rossetti family. After a year of careful planning, a fitting tribute to the legacy of these great men has been designed. Ravin Homes is thrilled to announce the beginning of a community-led fundraising campaign for the Rossetti Memorial Pavilions.

“It is with a great sense of gratitude that we embark on this journey to memorialize Vince and Michael Rossetti.  Both of these men were genuinely dedicated to the Fayette County community.  Through their involvement with The Optimist Club of Peachtree City, The YMCA, The Southern Conservation Trust, The Home Builders Association of Midwest Georgia, The Joseph Sams School, Fayette County Ducks Unlimited, their churches and the endless list of teams and schools they sponsored over the last 40 years, Vince and Michael touched the lives of thousands upon thousands of Fayette County residents.  We hope to continue these mens’ legacy of providing shelter and comfort through these community funded pavilions.”

This campaign is a collaborative effort between Ravin Homes, Southern Conservation Trust and the Home Builders Association of Midwest Georgia (HBAMWG), the latter of which both Michael and Vince were past presidents. The site of the memorial(s) will be located at The Ridge, a City of Fayetteville public greenspace project that is being managed by Southern Conservation Trust (SCT). The Trust is a local, non-profit organization that protects farms and forests, environmentally sensitive land, valuable wildlife habitat and scenic greenspace in the fast growing counties south of metro Atlanta. The Ridge itself is 308 acres of natural beauty and will include bike and hiking trails, outdoor classrooms, camping grounds and eventually the Rossetti Memorial Pavilions. You can read more about SCT’s master plan for The Ridge here.

Considering the lifelong passion Michael and Vince Rossetti held for their community, it seems fitting that their memory should be celebrated in a place created both for and by their friends and family. Funds and materials for the creation of the Rossetti Picnic Pavilions will be donated. There are various levels of financial and material contribution, ranging from $20 to $10,000. All donations are fully tax deductible and every little bit helps.

“We at Ravin Homes humbly ask for your financial support of this Rossetti Memorial Pavilion project.  We believe The Ridge will continue the legacy of Vince and Michael by providing a place for families, civic groups and the community to gather flourish and thrive.”

Ravin Homes truly hopes that these community-funded pavilions will provide a calming, tranquil place for Fayette county residents to remember the Rossetti family and to reflect on their own legacy. You may make a contribution to the project by visiting Rossetti Memorial fundraising page here.

Fayetteville Fire Department Invites All to 75th Anniversary Celebration

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

The Fayetteville Fire Department invites everyone to their 75th anniversary celebration – Saturday, October 24 from 10 a.m. -4 p.m.  Come out and meet the firefighters that serve you and your community.  95 Johnson Street, Fayetteville

Hot dogs, chips and drinks
Trick or Treat on Main Street
Touch a Truck
Moon Walk
Inflatable slide
Ladder truck display
Giveaways for the kids
Fire extinguisher training – provided by PTC Fire Department
Fire Safety House – provided by Fairburn Fire Department

Fayetteville Fire Department 75th Anniversary Open House (002)

Fayette Co NAACP to Hold 18th Annual Freedom Fund Banquet

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

Freedom-Fund-BanquetOn Saturday, November 14, the Fayette County Branch NAACO will celebrate its 18th annual Freedom Fund banquet at the Wyndham Peachtree Conference Center in Peachtree.  The banquet theme is “Committed to the Struggle – All Lives Matter.”  Former Georgia Senator, Mr. Jason Carter is the Keynote Speaker and FOX 5 anchor, Lisa Rayam is mistress of ceremonies.  The Honorable State Representative Virgil Fludd will serve as Honorary Chair and awards recognition honorees include former President Jimmy Carter and Fayette County Commissioner Pota Coston, posthumously.

Tickets are available for $70.00 each or $700 for a table of ten.

Sponsorships to showcase business are also available.

Ticket purchase and more information can be found at www.fcnaacp.org or by calling 770-719-0806 or 770-856-3271.

Fayette County 18th Annual Freedom Fund Banquet
November 14, 2015
6:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Wyndham Peachtree Conference Center
2443 Highway 54 East
Peachtree City, GA

 

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