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Kindness Week to honor former Henry County student

Kindness Week to honor former Henry County student

HENRY COUNTY, Ga. -- November 11, 2011 holds meaning for many people, including those of us here at 11Alive, and the Henry County school district is no exception.

This significant date, 11-11-11, is their Kindness Day, capping off a week of friendship and service at schools throughout the county.

Kindness Day was created to honor the memory of Hunter Welch, a former Henry County student who passed away in 2004. Hunter's parents, Buddy and Kit Welch, wanted to honor the people who meant something to their son during his short life.

"We started this week as a gesture to give back to the community that cared and supported our special needs son," Kit Welch said. "They gave to Hunter and we wanted to give back to them."

Veteran's Day recognition in Hampton

Veteran's Day recognition in Hampton

HAMPTON, Ga. -- Three years ago, a small group of Hamptonians decided to commemmorate the town's deceased veterans by displaying crosses with the names of the soldiers and the wars in which they fought.

The display has now reached over 170 markers, complete with flags.

The Hampton Veteran's Day program will be in the historic Hampton Depot at 11 a.m., on Friday, Nov. 11.

RELATED: 11Alive's celebration of kindness and service on 11-11-11

Hampton resident Bill Dodd will showcase an excellent array of military memorabilia and uniforms on the depot's lower level. The display can be seen before and after the scheduled program.

Anyone who would like to make a donation to the Hampton veterans tribute can do so at City Hall, 17 East Main Street.

Haunted Depot in Hampton... Come enjoy some classic fun and have a great time too!!

Haunted Depot in Hampton... Come enjoy some classic fun and have a great time too!!

This Saturday Oct. 29th  you can experience some old fashion fun and excitement when the Hampton "Haunted" Depot comes to life.   Doors open at 7pm if you are brave enough to experience the ghouls and frightening scenes in downtown Hampton.  It is a very inexpensive evening of fun and fright. 

Nominate A Child For Bert’s Big Adventure!

Nominate A Child For Bert’s Big Adventure!

Do you know any children ages 5-12 that have a chronic or terminal illness and live in the Atlanta-area? If so, they probably qualify for Bert's Big Adventure! Download the application or nominate a child.

To qualify, children must be between the ages of 5 and 12 years old, live in “The Bert Show” radio listening area (All the Hits Q100, 99.7 FM) in metro Atlanta, prove financial need and have never been to Walt Disney World®.

ASO to honor Metro Atlanta music teachers

ASO to honor Metro Atlanta music teachers

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra will hold an appreciation ceremony for more than 180 Atlanta-area music teachers Friday evening.

The teachers will be recognized at 7 p.m. by ASO president Stanley Romanstein. Afterward, the instructors will attend the evening's concert featuring the music of Rimsky-Korsakov, Rachmaninov and Mussorgsky.

ASO cellist Joel Dallow will also receive a special award from Romanstein for his arts education advocacy work throughout Georgia.

Both the 8 p.m. concert and the preceding reception will take place at the Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree Street NE, Midtown.

 

PaskVan named Henry Co. Teacher of the Year

PaskVan named Henry Co. Teacher of the Year

HAMPTON, Ga. -- A sixth grade teacher at Dutchtown Middle School has been named the Henry County Schools 2011-2012 Teacher of the Year.

Jennifer PaskVan received the honor during the school system's Harvest of Heroes ceremony Thursday evening.

In addition to the title, PaskVan also won a brand new 2011 Honda Civic from Willett Honda in Morrow. Her fellow finalists, Charlotte Tyson of Stockbridge Elementary and Suzanne Scudder of Woodland High, won cash prizes from Willett Honda.

All 51 Teachers of the Year from Henry County's schools were recognized with plaques and flowers.

ANOTHER $928k for Sidewalks

ANOTHER $928k for Sidewalks
New post on Proof of Right

http://proofofright.wordpress.com/2011/09/29/another-928k-for-sidewalks-this-time-panola-mountain-park/

ANOTHER $928k for Sidewalks:

This Time It’s Panola Mountain Park

 

by Joanie Scott

Yesterday we learned that the Henry County Board of Commissioners will be voting on whether or not to accept a grant from the GDOT for $435k to build walking trails at Nash Farm.