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Path2College launches savings sweepstakes

Path2College launches savings sweepstakes

(WXIA) -- Path2College, Georgia's 529 savings plan, has kicked off this year's $25,000 Reasons to Save Sweepstakes.

The promotion is designed to get parents thinking about saving for college while their children are still young.

Through the sweepstakes, one lucky child will be awarded $15,000 for his or her college education. The winner's school will receive $10,000.

"All you have to do is go online and enter for a chance to win," Path2College exeuctive director Mitch Seabaugh said. "There's nothing to lose by entering, and both a child and his or her school have a lot to gain."

To enter, visit path2college529.com. The sweepstakes is open to current Path2College 529 Plan account owners or non-account owners who live in Georgia and are at least 21 years old.

The contest closes on Sunday, Aug. 10.

Ga. Boy Choir holding auditions

Ga. Boy Choir holding auditions

ATLANTA -- The Georgia Boy Choir is looking for new members between the ages of 5 and 12.

Auditions will be held Saturday, Jan. 11 and are by appointment only.

All auditions are low-pressure. Boys are asked to sing a song of their choice and to repeat back some musical phrases.

Reserve an audition time at georgiaboychoir.org.

The Georgia Boy Choir is located at the Heiskell School in Buckhead.

Piedmont's first babies of 2014 receive savings accounts

Piedmont's first babies of 2014 receive savings accounts

(WXIA) -- Delta Community Credit Union has opened $500 savings accounts for the first babies born at each Piedmont hospital in the new year.

The very first Piedmont baby of 2014 was Ethan Damien Ramos, who was born Jan. 1 at 1:04 a.m. at Piedmont Fayette Hospital in Fayetteville. Ethan weighed 8 pounds 4 ounces and was 19.5 inches long. His proud parents are Irani Ramos and Jose DeJesus Huizar.

Lorielle Johnson was born Jan. 1 at 2:16 a.m. at Piedmont Henry Hospital in Stockbridge, to Surrell Porter and Terrence Johnson. Baby Lorielle weighed 7 pounds 5.5 ounces and was 19 inches long.

Piedmont Atlanta Hospital's first baby of 2014 was born just before 7 a.m. on the first of the year. Avonlea Mackowski weighed 7 pounds 1 ounce. Her parents are Amelia and Ross Mackowski.

Fulton and community partners to host celebration for children and families in need

Fulton and community partners to host celebration for children and families in need

ATLANTA -- Children and families in need and outstanding students will be the focus of a “Community Cares” Christmas Celebration on Friday, December 20, 2013, from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.  The event will feature distribution of toys, clothing, non-perishable items and recognition of students who have demonstrated academic excellence and perfect attendance.  Community partners supporting the event with entertainment, food, resources and giveaways include Fulton County Housing and Human Services Department, Office of Children and Youth, V103 FM, Music Education Group (MEG), Treasure Chest, Inc., and other caring sponsors.

Olivia's House opens at LEGOLAND Discovery Center

Olivia's House opens at LEGOLAND Discovery Center

ATLANTA -- Girls are invited to step though the front door of Olivia's House and be transported into the world of the LEGO Friends! Andrea, Mia, Olivia, Stephanie and Emma have a new playhouse at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta!

The Buckhead attraction celebrated the grand opening of its latest addition, Olivia’s House with a Housewarming Party on December 7-8.

The newly expanded LEGO Friends area features a lounge with LEGO Friends movies, karaoke, a fully stocked kitchen for cupcakes and other creations, a garden for planting flowers and vegetables and more fun for girls! Featured activities during the Housewarming Party include:

Karaoke Sing Along

Guests can participate in a Karaoke sing-off inside the new Olivia’s House LEGO Friends area. Compete for prizes and giveaways!

LEGO Friends Scavenger Hunt in MINILAND

'Brick Friday' deals at LEGOLAND Discovery Center

'Brick Friday' deals at LEGOLAND Discovery Center

ATLANTA -- LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta is offering shoppers the chance to take advantage of special Black Friday deals at the Phipps Plaza attraction. Visitors can participate in an Annual Pass Giveaway and current Annual Pass and VIP Pass holders will receive special discounts in the LEGO store!

Annual Pass Giveaway:
· Spend $250 or more in the LEGO store and receive 1 FREE Annual Pass
· Spend $600 or more in the LEGO store and receive 1 FREE Family (4 people) Annual Pass

GDOT asks drivers to be safe this Halloween

GDOT asks drivers to be safe this Halloween

ATLANTA -- Whether you're taking children trick-or-treating or simply trying to get home at the end of a long workday, the Georgia Department of Transportation wants you to be safe this Halloween.

GDOT is offering advice for both drivers and pedestrians as the streets fill with young ghosts and goblins this evening.

Drivers are asked to slow down when entering neighborhoods and school zones. Reduce the number of distractions in the car, like phones and music, and take an extra second to look for children on medians and curbs.

GDOT also recommends driving with headlights on; that makes it easier to spot children from far away.

Young trick-or-treaters should look left, right and left again while trying to cross the street. They should also always stay on sidewalks or paths, and should not dart into the road or try to cross it from between parked cars.

It is recommended that children wear reflective tape or apply it to their trick-or-treat bags.