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MomsLikeMe.com 12 Days of FREE Chrismas Giveaways

MomsLikeMe.com 12 Days of FREE Chrismas Giveaways

Atlanta, GA--  (submitted by MomsLikeMe.com) 

I want you all to be aware of a fantastic sweepstakes called The 12 Days of Christmas we are running on Atlanta MomsLikeMe.  Over the next 12 days, we’ll be giving away close to $2,000 in prizes.  A winner is drawn at 10 a.m. every morning.  Here’s the line-up for you to share with your friends (Facebook or otherwise) and to tease on-air.  Each contest starts at 10 a.m. on the day listed and runs for 24 hours.

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Monday, December 6. A Pike Nurseries Quick & Easy Christmas Décor Package (value $59.99) which includes 1 - Fresh Cut 6-8 Ft. Fraser Fir Christmas Tree
. 1- Fragrant 24 inch Mixed Wreath 3- 6 in.

Last Chance to Donate to Bank of North Georgia's ongoing Holiday Toy Drive

Last Chance to Donate to Bank of North Georgia's ongoing Holiday Toy Drive

Atlanta, GA--  (Submitted by Bank of North Georgia)  There are literally thousands of families in desperate need of assistance during the holiday season, so the Bank of North Georgia is hosting a Holiday Toy Drive from November 26 through December 17 at all 42 branches in metro Atlanta. Last year, the bank collected a total of 1,850 toys for children.

“Bank of North Georgia is very much at the heart of community life in Metro Atlanta, supporting those institutions and programs that make the communities we serve desirable places to live and work. Our branch teams are excited to embrace a local charity this season by collecting new, unwrapped toys to help local families. We are hoping that all children will have a joyous holiday this year,” said Don Howard, Chairman and CEO of Bank of North Georgia.

Each branch selected a local charity to support as outlined below.

Stone Mountain Christmas Deals for the Holidays

Stone Mountain Christmas Deals for the Holidays

Atlanta, GA--  Stone Mountain is now all lit up and in the Christmas spirit. They are also getting in post Thanksgiving sales, and offering families great Holiday deals!

Georgia’s most visited attraction is ringing in the holiday cheer with more than two million lights, a spectacular new Snow Angel Palace, a new Wonderland Walkway and a new musical revue, the Holly Jolly Cabaret. Stone Mountain Park (SMP) invites guests to enjoy its popular holiday attraction, Stone Mountain Christmas on select dates from November 13 to January 2.

To help guests and families entertain on a budget, SMP is offering a Christmas Family Value Pass (four one-day Adventure Passes, four meals and unlimited hot chocolate) for Stone Mountain Christmas – a 30 percent savings – for $119 (tax not included). For families looking for a winter staycation, they can stay right at the park with Marriott hotel packages for Stone Mountain Christmas. Family packages start at $199 and include breakfast and Stone Mountain Christmas tickets good for two days.

Students and Parents Encouraged to Attend College Fair on Tuition Assistance

Atlanta, GA--  Councilman Aaron Watson and School Board member, Yolanda Johnson have teamed up with The Scholarship Academy in an effort to help Atlanta students and parents secure funding for college.  The "I am College Material" Fair will take place on Wednesday 11/17 from 4pm-8pm at the Atrium in Atlanta City Hall.

The Federal Pell Grant and Georgia HOPE are both facing major shortages in the coming years, and the councilman want families to start planning now for their educational futures.

The Scholarship Academy is a local nonprofit scholarship preparatory program that has launched this "I am College Material" Scholarship Fair.  

The event will introduce “average students” to the private scholarship application process.

Diwali and Hindu New Year Celebrated at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Lilburn

Atlanta, GA--  People of all age groups eagerly look forward to Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights. Diwali is the most widely celebrated Hindu festival, marking the victory of good over evil and the beginning of the Hindu New Year. It is a time when Hindus throughout the world go to Mandir and pray for both forgiveness and success in the coming year.  People illuminate their homes with colorful lights, wear new and traditional clothes, share sweets, and send well wishes to family and friends.

The scene was no different at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Lilburn. Buzzing with joy and excitement, visitors were greeted with rangoli, a beautiful floor design made with colored rice and powder, as they entered the brightly glowing Mandir.