Archive for December, 2011

Free Toy Giveaway and Feed a Family Food Drive – Sunday Dec. 18

Do you know any families in need this Christmas Season?
The Tanda Canion Foundation has partnered this year with Toys for Tots and the Assembly of Truth Family Worship Center to provide toys to parents with kids and food to families.

The Happy-Face Toy Giveaway
& Feed a Family Food Drive
December 18, 2011 at 5:00 P.M.

All participants must register and be present to receive toys or food boxes. Register for toys and register for food online at, or on-site after the 10 a.m. morning worship service, and again at 4 p.m. Toy and food distribution, Christmas trivia, games and more begins at 5 p.m. Help us, help a family!

Touching Families. Changing Lives.

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WEMC Holiday Celebration

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West End Readers Book Club – December 19, 2011 – 6:30 p.m. – Please come prepared to share your best read of 2011



The people of Cedar Cove know how to celebrate Christmas. Beth Morehouse expects this Christmas to be one of her best. Her small Christmas-tree farm is prospering, her daughters and her dogs are happy and well, and her new relationship with local vet Ted Reynolds is showing plenty of romantic promise. But someone recently left a basket filled with puppies on her doorstep, puppies she’s determined to place in good homes. AS always in life—and in Cedar Cove—there are surprises, too. More than one family’s going to have a puppy under the tree. More than one scheme will go awry. And more than one romance will have a happy ending!

Date: Monday December 19, 2011
Time: 6:30 P.M.
Place: West End Branch Library
Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
525 Peeples Street SW

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Georgia DOT Snow/Ice Info for Metro Atlanta

Dear Friends:

It’s that time of year…very soon, weather forecasts for Georgia will call for snow and ice, making road conditions and travel challenging. While many travelers and commuters may be able to delay their travel or stay off the roads, several hundred dedicated employees of your Georgia DOT do just the opposite… they work in the roadways in 12-hour shifts of pre-emptive ice treatments, snow plowing, and spreading salt and gravel to achieve safer, improved road conditions.

Please remember that Georgia DOT is not responsible for maintaining or operating local roads. Our crews focus on treating and clearing our interstates and multi-lane state routes and related bridges and overpasses. Once this is achieved, work crews then focus on two-lane state routes. Please contact your local public works office for information on clearing snow and ice from city and county roads.

For hourly updates and information on road and traffic conditions during snow/ice events in metro Atlanta, we encourage you to:
Call 511 from your cellular phone,
Listen to local radio and TV broadcasts, and
Follow us on Facebook- and Twitter-

When you visit, you will also be able to view our Winter Weather Webinar, which discusses how Georgia DOT has prepared its work crews and resources and coordinated with local governments for snow/ice removal on interstates and state routes.

The following link will take you to a set of banner ads in a variety of standard sizes that can be posted to your organization or agency website: Instructions on how to open the zip file and use one or more of the banner ads are attached below. When your members, customers, residents, etc. visit your website, they can easily click on the banner ads to the Georgia DOT website for snow/ice removal information.

Please feel free to share this email and information with co-workers, neighbors, friends and family in the metro Atlanta area.

As your Georgia DOT puts manpower, materials and equipment in gear, we appreciate you remembering that fighting Mother Nature can sometimes be a challenge. When icy conditions persist, it is extremely challenging to return our roadways to safe drivable conditions until the temperature rises. During these times, we encourage you to stay off the roads if you can, but if you must travel, drive slowly and safely and avoid our trucks and roadway workers.

We take pride in our public service and thank you for your cooperation and patience. Have a safe and happy holiday season!

Lillian Jackson
Office of Communications
Georgia Department of Transportation
600 W. Peachtree St. N.W.
Atlanta GA 30308

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