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Cobb event celebrates National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Cobb event celebrates National Child Abuse Prevention Month

MARIETTA, Ga. -- SafePath Children's Advocacy Center, Cobb Safety Village and Radio Disney are hosting an event on Saturday for National Child Abuse Prevention month. 

According to a Cobb County official, "Safety Rules Rule" Family Fun Day will run from 10:00 a.m. - noon, and is set for the Safety Village on Al Bishop Drive. 

Free and open to the public, families can learn more about safety and enjoy music from Radio Disney's live DJ while playing interactive games.

 

Classic Car Cruise returns this weekend

Classic Car Cruise returns this weekend

ACWORTH, Ga. -- A Classic Car Cruise will be held in downtown Acworth this weekend.

The fun will take place on Main Street on Saturday, Mar. 30 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Several classic cars will be on display at the free event. A $2 entry fee is required for all cars in the show.

Proceeds from the Classic Car Cruise will benefit Acworth's Horizon Field.

Visit acworthparksandrecreation.org for more information.

Cobb County to hold largest egg hunt in Jim Miller Park

Cobb County to hold largest egg hunt in Jim Miller Park

MARIETTA, Ga. -- Cobb County officials are helping to hold Cobb's largest egg hunt on Saturday, March 23 in Marietta.

The hunt will be held for various age groups of children from 10:00 - 2:00 Saturday afternoon. Held within Jim Miller Park, there will be children's art activities, live entertainment, inflatables and concessions. The Easter Bunny will visit and help out with the Mad Hatter Contest and Decorated Basket Contest.

The schedule for age groups to participate is as follows: 

 

  • 10 a.m.: Park opens
  • 10:30 a.m.: 3 years and under hunt
  • 11 a.m.: 4 and 5 years hunt
  • 11:30 a.m.: Special population hunt
  • Noon: 6 and 7 hunt
  • 12:30 p.m.: 8-10 years hunt
  • 1 p.m.: Mad Hatter Contest/East Basket Contest
  • 2 p.m.: Park closes

All Cobb County families are invited. For more information, call (770) 528-8875.

Run a dash for water efficiency awareness

Run a dash for water efficiency awareness

COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- The Cobb Water System staff is helping to hold a family-friendly 5K race, which they say will increase awareness of water conservation throughout Cobb County. 

A spokesperson from Cobb County reported that all Cobb residents are invited to run the race, which has been named the Water Drop Dash 5K, which will also include a fun run for young kids. The dash is set for Saturday, March 16, at the Chattahoochee Nature Center in Roswell. 

Along with the race, children can take part in activities and win prizes, while hanging out with mascots that will be there to kick off WaterSense Fix-A-Leak Week. 

According to the Cobb spokesperson, water leaks count for more than one trillion gallons of water used in homes throughout the country each year. At the race, families wil be reminded to check plumbing fixtures and irrigation systems, which could increase water efficiency in homes and landscaping. 

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.'

Gas South, community partners give gift of circus fun to 425 children

Gas South, community partners give gift of circus fun to 425 children

ATLANTA -- Gas South, along with some other community partners will take 425 kids with special needs and their families to the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey's Circus.

As reported by a spokeswoman for Gas South, the company is teaming with the Metro Atlanta Mayors Association, the Georgia Municipal Association and Feld Entertainment to make the night of circus fun happen. The 425 children and families will get free admission to the circus, the DRAGONS and Magical Journey, as well as a private pre-show where the children can interact with the circus animals and performers on the arena floor. 

The shows are set for February 15 at Philips Arena and February 22 at the Gwinnett Center. There will be special access for wheelchairs, along with other mobility devices as needed. 

Quest College Fair coming to west Cobb

Quest College Fair coming to west Cobb

KENNESAW, Ga. -- A college fair created especially for students in west Cobb County will be held later this month.

Nearly 100 colleges and universities are scheduled to participate in this year's Quest College Fair, which will be Wednesday, Feb. 13 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at North Cobb High School.

Several workshop sessions will also be held during the fair, including one for students who are interested in pursuing athletic scholarships, one for those who want to attend military academies and one that teaches students how to obtain financial aid.

North Cobb High School is located at 3400 Old U.S. Highway 41 in Kennesaw.

The Quest College Fair is for students at Allatoona, Harrison, Hillgrove, Kennesaw Mountain, McEachern and North Cobb high schools.