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Buy a Dairy Queen Blizzard, give a miracle

Buy a Dairy Queen Blizzard, give a miracle

ATLANTA -- Enjoy a cool treat and help kids in need at the same time on Dairy Queen's Miracle Treat Day.

On Thursday, June 26, the fast food chain will donate one dollar from every Blizzard Treat sold to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, which provides funding for 170 children's hospitals in North America.

Learn more at miracletreatday.com.

Smoothie King raising money for Bert's Big Adventure

Smoothie King raising money for Bert's Big Adventure

ATLANTA -- Smoothie King locations across metro Atlanta are spending the entire month of June raising money for Bert's Big Adventure.

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Customers who give $1 to the non-profit will receive a $2 "bounce back" coupon from Smoothie King.

The goal is to raise at least $5,000 by the end of the month.

Bert's Big Adventure, which was founded by Bert Weiss of Q100's "The Bert Show," sends children with chronic and terminal illnesses on an all-expense-paid trip to Walt Disney World.

Metro Atlanta has a number of Smoothie King shops:

Alpharetta
* 12280 Houze Road
* 5530 Windward Parkway, Suite 320

Athens
* 1591 South Lumpkin Street
* 2361 West Broad Street

Holly Springs Elementary Girl Scout Commended

Holly Springs Elementary Girl Scout Commended

 

Holly Springs Elementary School second-grader Sydney Sincula recently received a commendation from the Marine Corps League for her work in donating 167 boxes of Girl Scout cookies to the troops in Afghanistan. 

Her efforts were in conjunction with a larger Support the Troops project undertaken by all second-graders at Holly Springs ES.

Sydney is pictured receiving her award from Ken Meyer of the North Georgia Mountain Detachment of the Marine Corps League. 

Cherokee County Special Olympics Receives $2,000 Donation

Cherokee County Special Olympics Receives $2,000 Donation

 

CHEROKEE CO., Ga. -- The Hickory Flat Optimist Club recently presented the Cherokee County Special Olympics Program with a donation of $2,000. 

The funds will be used to purchase uniforms and pay for registration fees for statewide competitions.  

The Cherokee County Special Olympics took more than 80 athletes to compete in the Special Olympics State Games over the weekend at Emory University.

Stevi B's Ultimate Pizza Buffet Nominated for Partner in Education Award

Stevi B's Ultimate Pizza Buffet Nominated for Partner in Education Award

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- Stevi B's Ultimate Pizza Buffet was recognized by the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce at their annual Partners in Education Breakfast on May 3rd.  The Partners in Education program pairs local businesses in the community with local Cherokee County schools.  Stevi B's has two Cherokee County locations and both were nominated as Partner of the Year for all the support they give their partner schools.

2012 Free Summer Activities for Kids in Atlanta

ATLANTA -- Here is a list of free summer activities for kids and families throughout the Atlanta area. There are plenty of free activities to keep your little ones busy: VBS, movies in the park, educational events, crafts, splash parks and more.

Vacation Bible School (VBS)

Many churches around Atlanta offer VBS free of charge. Some even include a free meal each day. Sign up fast because spots go quickly. The children will enjoy fun, games, and crafts while learning about Jesus. If any of these churches are charging for VBS, please let us know.

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Freedom Middle School wins $1,000

Freedom Middle School wins $1,000

CANTON, Ga. -- At 11Alive, we like to celebrate the positive things happening in schools.

For the next two weeks, our morning show is teaming up with our partners at NBC for Education Nation, an initiative to engage the community in conversations about education and explore new ways to reinvent America as an Education Nation.

All week long, we're surprising the winners of our Education Nation Facebook contest with $1,000.

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