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Get Tickets for Midwest Food Bank Dinner & Silent Auction

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

As a faith based organization, it is the mission of Midwest Food Bank (MFB) to alleviate hunger and poverty by gathering and distributing food donations to not-for-profits and disaster relief sites at no cost to the recipients.

MFB’s  single biggest Fundraiser each year is their Dinner & Silent Auction.  This year’s event is being held Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. at the Midwest Food Bank Warehouse, 220 Parkade Court, Peachtree City.  Guest Speaker is Al Mead, 1988 Paralympic Gold medalist, Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, USA Track & Field Georgia Hall of Fame.

Tickets are $50 and proceeds benefit Midwest Food Bank Georgia Division.

Invitation:  Midwest Food Bank Dinner Auction — October 18

Also attached is an information paper about the Food Bank….you can share with friends and colleagues so they too can learn about this tremendous organization.MFB Georgia Info Sheet

Tickets are on sale now.  Order tickets online at: or call the Food Bank office at 770-486-1103 to reserve.

Play in Young Life-Fayette Golf Tourney on October 6th

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

It’s time for the 9th Annual Young Life Golf Tournament to be held Monday, October 6th, 2014 at Braelinn Golf Club.  It’s a fun-filled event with great prizes.  The entry fee of $125 will include lunch and dinner, and a chance to win a car and a golf cart.  See the attached information and signup sheets.  Be sure and reserve early, as we’re expecting a full tournament.  Please help Young Life out and forward this information to anyone you know who might be interested.  Everyone is welcome!  Golfer registration, payment & sponsorship information can be found at:   or download here:  Young Life Golf Tourney Forms

Support for this event helps ensure that the ministry remains alive and relevant for teens all over Fayette County.  The amount raised from one foursome can be enough to send a teenager, who is looking for direction, to camp for the best week of his or her “young life”.  It will be a  fun filled day of fellowship for all on October 6th where your generosity and presence WILL make a HUGE and POSITIVE difference in our community’s youth!

For more information:  Brenda Andrew    or



What is Young Life?

Young Life doesn’t start with a program. It starts with adults who are concerned enough about kids to go to them, on their turf and in their culture, building bridges of authentic friendship. These relationships don’t happen overnight — they take time, patience, trust and consistency.  So Young Life leaders log many hours with kids — where they are, as they are. We listen to their stories and learn what’s important to them because we genuinely care about their joys, triumphs, heartaches and setbacks. We believe in the power of presence. Kids’ lives are dramatically impacted when caring adults come alongside them, sharing God’s love with them. Because their Young Life leader believes in them, they begin to see that their lives have great worth, meaning and purpose. This is the first step of a lifelong journey; the choices they make today, based upon God’s love for them, will impact future decisions … careers chosen, marriages formed and families raised. All ripples from the time when a Young Life leader took time to reach out and enter their world.  For more information, check out

Fayette FACTOR Collaborative Meeting-Monday, August 25

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014
11:30 am

August FACTOR Collaborative Meeting Reminder

Monday, August 25th

Grace Evangelical Church 164 Flat Creek Trl. Fayetteville

11:30 am lunch & networking begins- program starts at noon.

September is National Preparedness Month

GEMA’s (Georgia Emergency Management Agency) Ready Georgia campaign ( is focusing during National Preparedness Month on important on steps that individuals, families, businesses and communities should take to prepare for any emergency,

Guest speaker, Lisa Janak Newnan, Public Affairs Officer from GEMA will share important information for the families FACTOR serves and for safety preparedness.

Please RSVP by Friday, August 22nd for an accurate lunch and materials count.  770-716-2797   or

Diva’s Half Marathon Needs Volunteers

Monday, July 21st, 2014

Volunteers are needed for the most glamorous running event in the world – the Diva’s Half Marathon and 5K, in Peachtree City on Saturday September 6, 2014. Pink is the official color for the weekend, and you’ll definitely see lots of it at the Divas race as women (both participants and volunteers) join in on this unforgettable fitness weekend, complete with an expo, race, and a live concert at the Fred featuring Bret Michaels.

Volunteers are needed to set up water stations, as well as tiara and feather boa stations, and to cheer on race participants. Individuals who would like to volunteer are encouraged to contact DIVAS Volunteer Coordinator, Ana Aguilera at 305-254-8606. Potential volunteers can also visit

As an added incentive the DIVAS organization will offer a donation to groups of volunteers, which is a great way to earn money for local clubs and organizations.

For further questions about the event, or how to get involved, contact the Peachtree City CVB at 678-216-0282 or email


EAT MORE CHICKEN! …and Support Fayette County Education Foundation!

Friday, July 18th, 2014
Truett’s Luau is supporting professional development for Fayette County teachers and academic achievement of students this summer!
These two Chick-fil-A locations are hosting a SPIRIT DAY Thursday, July 31 from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. to benefit the Fayette County Education Foundation.  When you stop by for lunch, milkshakes or a snack, simply tell the cashier that you are there to support the Foundation and a portion of your purchase will be credited to supporting teachers and students in Fayette!


Support Fayette County Schools, Teachers & Students!

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

FCBOE is planning its annual New Teacher Induction, July 28-30.  During these days, more than 100 new teachers will receive a welcome orientation and training before the school year begins in August.  FCBOE relies heavily on donations from local businesses to assist with making this orientation a special time for their new teachers.

FCBOE is asking the Fayette business community to consider assistance in the following ways:

1.  Gift card donations of $10 or more.  During orientation, teachers are periodically awarded door prizes.  The goal is to give door prizes such as gift cards that can be used in Fayette County and support Fayette County businesses.

2.  Monetary donations of $50 or more.  Orientation is three full days and lunch is supplied for the new teachers.  Monetary donations will assist in covering the cost of these meals.

If you or your business would like to help in either of these ways, please contact Becky Garcia at FCBOE: or contact Paige at the chamber:


Mark Your Calendar: Cancer Wellness 5K Walk August 23rd

Monday, July 14th, 2014
9:00 am

Mark Your Calendar.

The Cancer Wellness 5K Walk will take place on Saturday, August 23rd from 9:00 to 12:00.  Fundraiser for the Thomas F.Chapman Family Cancer Wellness Center.

The Southern Credit Union is sponsoring the 4th Annual Cancer Wellness Walk for Piedmont Fayette and Newnan Hospital’s Cancer Wellness Center at Drake Field in Peachtree City.  All money raised will go toward Cancer Wellness programs at both Piedmont Fayette and Piedmont Newnan Hosptials. We will also be having free skin cancer screenings.
Register Here.

Fayette Visioning Initiative- PUBLIC MEETING

Monday, July 7th, 2014

Fayette citizens and stakeholders are invited to attend the next Fayette Visioning public meeting Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. at Dolce Atlanta-Peachtree to learn further details about the action items and goals set forth in the vision plan.  Committee members will present a plan overview in a large group session.  Immediately following, small group breakout sessions will be held where citizens can meet directly with steering committee members to talk in detail about each focus area, corresponding action items, learn how to get engaged in the process and ask any questions about the process and future implementation plan.

The Fayette Visioning Initiative is a diverse group of Fayette County business and community leaders who have come together to lead the community through a process to create a five year vision plan for Fayette County.  Further information about the visioning process, the complete Vision Plan document, the list of Steering Committee members, and other important process documentation can be found at  Email to join the mailing list or request a visioning speaker for your group or organization.

Opportunity for Chamber Members to Sponsor and Exhibit Back 2 School Expo

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

FACTOR is co-sponsoring a Back to School Expo for families August 2nd at the
Stonewall Government Complex.  Immunizations and screening for all ages of
children/youth/college students will be available, as well as many other
important informational sign up opportunities for parents to get their kids
ready to start  school August 7th.

The current co-hosts of this event along with FACTOR:Back to School Expo flyer
Fayette Co Health Department
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
Fayette Co School System
Macaroni Kid

We would like to share this opportunity with Chamber members in two ways:
An opportunity for them to be a vendor at the event and to help us get the word out to families they know that the expo is taking place and will help them get their kids ready for a successful year in school!

To read more about this great opportunity click here.

Registration form click here.



Chamber Members Help Bring Fabulous 4th of July Festivities to PTC!

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

The 4th of July is always a big day in Peachtree City, but 2014 will be even better.   With help from Fayette Chamber members Minuteman Press- PTCAT&T, The Southern Credit Union, Webb Wade & Taylor  you can enjoy a fabulous new community event this 4th of July.

4th Fest at City Hall Plaza will feature live music by “This Side Up” and “Second Chance.”  Activities will include a rock climbing wall, inflatables, face painting, contests, public safety demonstrations, food vendors, local nonprofit organizations, and much more!  The event will be held from 5:00 to 9:00.  Fireworks will begin at dusk.

We are so grateful to the Fayette Chamber members for sponsoring the festivities.




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