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Creekland MS students make Christmas cards for sick child

Creekland MS students make Christmas cards for sick child

CANTON, Ga. -- Students at Creekland Middle School in Canton participated in the Cards for Dalton movement this holiday season.

The children made beautiful Christmas cards for Dalton Dingus, a 9-year-old Kentucky boy battling severe cystic fibrosis.

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So far, Cards for Dalton has collected a record-breaking 35,000 cards for the sick little boy.

Learn more about how to send Dalton a Christmas card at the Cards for Dalton Facebook page.

Teasley MS shows love for Newtown

Teasley MS shows love for Newtown

CANTON, Ga. -- Students at Teasley Middle School are thinking of the families affected by last week's tragic shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.

The Canton middle school recently held a snowflake drive to give students an opportunity to show their love.

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Teasley students made brightly colored snowflakes that will be sent to Newtown, Conn., and will decorate the building where the Sandy Hook students will be relocated.

Student Wylie Baker coordinated the snowflake drive, as she will spend her winter break in Connecticut with her family.

FACAA gears up for Georgia Gives Day

FACAA gears up for Georgia Gives Day

ATLANTA -- The Fulton Atlanta Community Action Authority (FACAA) recently announced Georgia Gives Day, to take place on Thursday, December 6.

According to the FACAA, Georgia Gives Day gives people across the state an opportunity to donate to their choice of a nonprofit organization, an effort in total to help change the lives of people in need.

Those participating can donate to a cause nearby by searching locations, or to a cause for a special reason, where organizations are listed by category.

For a list of the nonprofits taking part, visit www.gagivesday.org.

Indian Knoll ES students march in Canton Christmas Parade

Indian Knoll ES students march in Canton Christmas Parade

CANTON, Ga. -- Members of the Junior Optimist Octagon International (JOOI) Club at Canton's Indian Knoll Elementary School are ready for the holidays.

The students were selected to participate in the Canton Christmas Parade on Dec. 1.

The Canton Optimist Club organizes the parade every year and also sponsors the JOOI Club.

Golf tournament raises $16K for Special Olympics

Golf tournament raises $16K for Special Olympics

CANTON, Ga. -- More than 120 golfers participated in a Nov. 3 tournament to raise money for the Cherokee County Special Olympics.

The tournament was sponsored by the BridgeMill Athletic Club Men's Golf Association. Participants raise $16,400 for the worthwhile cause.

Cherokee County Special Olympics coordinators Amy Aenchbacher and David Martinez said the money will be used to buy equipment and uniforms, and pay registration fees and travel expenses for the children who participate in Special Olympics.