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Safe Kids Fulton County celebrates 20 years

Safe Kids Fulton County celebrates 20 years

ATLANTA -- Area residents are invited to join the Safe Kids Fulton County Coalition to celebrate 20 years of service to help keep kids safe.

The special event is scheduled for Thursday, March 29  from 10:00 am -12:00 pm at The Villages at Carver Family YMCA located at 1600 Pryor Street, SE. They will recognize current members and partners dedicated to saving kids’ lives by developing and conducting programs that reduce or eliminate preventable, unintentional injuries and deaths.

The coalition targets the four most common areas of unintentional injuries through education and awareness:

  • Traffic Injuries (passenger, pedestrian, bicycle)
  • Fires and Burns
  • Drowning and near drowning
  • Poison Prevention

For more information about Safe Kids Fulton County and the celebration, call 404.613.3671

Dogwood Festival returns

ATLANTA -- Spring is in the air and that can only mean one thing in Atlanta: the Atlanta Dogwood Festival is back!

The dogwoods are in full bloom, and hundreds of artists from around the country will set up their tents for the 77th Annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival.

An Atlanta staple for more than 75 years, there is something for everyone at the Atlanta Dogwood Festival. Virtually every kind of art imaginable is represented at the festival, with a nationally renowned-juried Fine Artist Market that includes sculpture, paintings, pottery, jewelry, photography and much more.

Now casting for autism public service announcements

Now casting for autism public service announcements

ATLANTA -- Comedian Griff (BET’s Comic View, The Toni and Griff Show, Motivational Speaker) and Shannon Nash(Entertainment Attorney, Autism Advocate, Producer of Autism Documentary – Colored My Mind, Winner Best Film at the 2012 Bronze Lens Festival) are casting for PSAs on Autism in Atlanta.

Westridge Church helps bring Egg Drop back to Cartersville

Westridge Church helps bring Egg Drop back to Cartersville

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. -- For the fifth time, the Egg Drop is returning to Cartersville on March 16.

The Egg Drop, along with games and entertainment are set for the Dellinger Park Football Field at 11:00 a.m. Admission is free. 

The Egg Drop is sponsored by Westridge Church. For more information, contact Becky Pruitt at (770) 387-5625.

Fulton County Health Services to Hold Community Listening Sessions

Fulton County Health Services to Hold Community Listening Sessions

Residents Invited to Provide Input about Access to Healthcare


Fulton County Health Services will host three “Community Listening Sessions” to provide valuable information about the many high quality services available at the county’s community integrated health centers and to learn from the community about their service needs.  Each session will begin at 6:00 p.m. and take place:


Thursday, March 14th

Neighborhood Union Health Center

Large Community Conference Room

186 Sunset Avenue, NW

Atlanta, GA 30314


Thursday, March 21st

Adamsville Regional Health Center

Community Room

3700 M.L. King Jr. Drive, SW

Atlanta, GA 30331


Thursday, March 28th

North Fulton Service Center

Community Room #232

7741 Roswell Road

City residents invited to Atlanta Fair 2013

City residents invited to Atlanta Fair 2013

ATLANTA, Ga. -- The City of Atlanta is inviting all residents to the Atlanta Fair 2013, beginning February, 28. 

According to an event organizer, Vickie Crocitto, the fair serves as a carnival for all Atlanta communities. 

Atlanta Fair 2013 will be held at Turner Field, at 688 Central Avenue, and will begin at 5:00 p.m. on weekdays, and at noon on weekends. Information on the Atlanta Fair website said new activities will be introduced in 2013, in addition to the giant Ferris wheels and past entertainment.

New rides will include the Flying Dutchman, Skywheel, while another new addition will be the Food Truck Bite at the Fair, where customers can vote for their favorite food truck on Wednesdays. There are talent shows lined up as well. 

For general information on the fair, call (404) 913-3247, or visit the Atlanta Fair 2013 Facebook page. 

The Autism Gap: The fight for insurance

The Autism Gap: The fight for insurance

ATLANTA -- Eight year old Ava Bullard is playing with her sisters, riding their bikes on their long country driveway. It is a simple act that defies those who said she would never talk, those who said she wouldn't function in the real world.

Ava was not a typical baby, or toddler.

Her mother Anna says, "You couldn't interact with her."

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Ava did not play with toys. Did not speak. Could not dress herself. Did not interact with her parents or sisters. Slept two hours a night. She was in her own world.

Anna says, "It's like she looked straight through me. She would just...it's like you weren't there, if you were in the room with her."

Anna Bullard took Ava from doctor to doctor for months. One doctor told the family Ava was 'just weird.'