Friday, May 17, 2013
See tweets and photos from teams and attendees at the Relay For Life events happening in Cobb and Paulding counties.
Close to 4,000 people are set to gather in two counties to remember those who lost their battles to cancer, show support to those who survived it, and to raise money to fight the disease. Relay For Life of Cobb County will kick off at 7 p.m. at Jim Miller Park in Marietta. In the county next door, Relay for Life of Paulding County is being held at White Oak Park in Dallas, with the event’s opening ceremony set for 6:45 p.m. Related news: What is Relay For Life? We’ll be following the tweets from all of those involved in the two events, and you can follow along too. Check out the live Twitter stream attached to this article to follow the tweets from @PauldingRelay and @CobbRelay. We’ll also be following the tweets that you make from the …
Relay For Life of Cobb County gets under way today at Jim Miller Park in Marietta and will run until Saturday morning.
Nearly 2,800 people are set to gather in Jim Miller Park tonight to honor cancer victims and survivors and to raise awareness and money for a cure for the disease. Relay For Life of Cobb County will kick off at 7 p.m. Set to take part in the event are 170 teams of volunteers from local groups and organizations, schools, churches and businesses. Many of those teams will continue to fundraise at tonight’s event, which is open to the public, but as of Thursday night, they had already raised nearly $463,000, according to the American Cancer Society's event website. Related news: How Can Relay for Life Teams Use Patch? For those attending Relay For Life of Cobb County, we’ll be watching your tweets from the event. Return here to West Cobb Patch…
Friday, May 3, 2013
Gordy Klatt, who founded Relay for Life in 1985, will be making a rare appearance at the Relay for Life of Vinings-Smyrna.
Smyrna-Vinings residents have joined the fight against cancer by participating in the American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Vinings–Smyrna on May 31 and June 1 at The Lovett School in Vinings. This will be the first ever Relay for Life event held in the community, and residents will have a chance to meet the founder of Relay for Life, Dr. Gordy Klatt. Klatt, who founded Relay for Life in 1985, is currently undergoing treatment for stomach cancer. He started as one man running around a track to help raise funds for the American Cancer Society. Now Klatt's vision has evolved into a global movement of communities coming together to honor cancer survivors and caregivers, remember loved ones, and fight back against the disease. Pending his…
Friday, February 1, 2013
The first ever Relay for Life in the Smyrna-Vinings area is kicking off this weekend. Find out how you can participate and help fight cancer.
This week's Cobb, Douglas and Paulding Weekend & Community Spotlight features the Relay for Life Vinings-Smyrna Kickoff Party. The kickoff event will be held this Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at Hyatt Place Atlanta/Cobb Galleria. Learn how you and your family and friends can participate in the first ever Relay for Life in the Smyrna-Vinings community, and help support a good cause. The actual Relay for Life event will be held in May at The Lovett School in Vinings. To sign up, start a team, or donate, visit http://RelayForLife.org/ViningsSmyrnaGA. For more information, check out this Facebook page, send a tweet to @ForBirthdays, or contact Amy Haygood at Amy.Haygood@cancer.org.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
All proceeds from the Fall Festival this Saturday will benefit the American Cancer Society and its first Vinings-Smyrna Relay for Life event.
The Vinings Jubilee Fall Festival will be held this Saturday, Oct. 20, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Tower Stage. Residents will get a chance to enjoy family-friendly activities including: All proceeds from the Fall Festival will benefit the American Cancer Society and its first Relay for Life event in the Smyrna-Vinings area.
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Here are some fun events happening in and around Cobb County this weekend.
Gospel Jam! What: Gospel Jam is an informal gathering of musicians, singers and listeners, meeting on the second Friday nights in the Fellowship Hall of Poplar Springs Baptist Church for around 15 years. String instrument players (guitar, banjo, fiddle, mandolin, Dobro, bass, autoharp, etc.) and singers gather to play hymns and Gospel tunes, stand around the piano and sing and enjoy food and fellowship. Usually, there are about 25 musicians from many churches. Everyone is invited to participate - either by playing, singing, clapping hands and patting feet or listening. "Come give it a try, and help us make a Joyful Noise to the Lord," says Larry Holland, one of the organizers. Where: Poplar Springs Church 2056 Hiram Douglasville Hwy, …
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Plenty of fundraisers being held this weekend in our Smyrna-Vinings Patch.
Fun events for great causes abound this weekend in Smyrna-Vinings Patch. Here’s a round up of events that allow you to have fun and give back to the community. The Smyrna Public Safety Foundation’s first Standing Together Benevolent Motorcycle Ride and Raffle benefitting injured Smyrna police officer Jed Minyard takes place Saturday, Aug. 13. The event kicks off at 10 a.m. with registration at the Smyrna Police Department. The ride revs up at 11 a.m. with a 40-mile motorcycle ride through Cobb and Paulding counties. The ride will be followed by a picnic at Cobb Park. Participation in the ride costs $20 per motorcycle and $10 for each additional passenger excluding the driver. Lunch following the ride costs $5. Event t-shirts are available …
Monday, August 1, 2011
The City of Smyrna will celebrate its 139th birthday this coming weekend, but the good times won't end there.
Summer’s impending end doesn’t stop the good people of Smyrna and Vinings from amping up the fun with birthday parties, motorcycle rides, cocktails, fundraisers and more. First up is the City of Smyrna’s 139th Birthday Party, Saturday, Aug. 6. The party begins at 6 p.m. and features live music by Banks & Shane and the Brandon Perry Band. Campbell High School football players and cheerleaders will serve a giant birthday cake and cupcakes from McEntyre’s Bakery and the evening will culminate with a fireworks show. City officials reported Monday that it has sold out of tables for the event, so be sure to pack lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy the music and fireworks. Also, parking is limited due to the range of the fireworks. Walking and …