Kiwanians, Family Resources partner for ‘Giving’ drive
by Sally Litchfield
November 26, 2013 10:00 PM | 750 views | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend | print
’Tis the season for giving as seen by local Cobb County Kiwanians who are partnering once again with the Center for Family Resources during its annual “Thanks for Giving” drive.

During the holiday season, thousands of families struggle to keep food on the table. For two weeks before Thanksgiving, Cobb Kiwanians stage food-drives and accept monetary donations to ensure families in need enjoy a Thanksgiving meal. Peanut butter and canned or packaged food is solicited from Kiwanians and community members that directly benefit CFR’s “Thanks for Giving” drive. More than 1,400 Cobb residents are provided meals through the effort.

As of Nov. 22, Kiwanis groups throughout Cobb County collected more than 400 jars of peanut butter.

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Marietta Museums of History’s Holiday Trees of Giving are on display through Jan. 18. Nonprofit organizations have transformed the museum into a holiday wonderland by putting up their trees. Visitors to the museum will vote on their favorite tree by dropping money into that organization’s bank. The organization that collects the most money will keep 100 percent of their donations. All other participants will keep 75 percent of their donations, and 25 percent will remain with the museum.

The museum is at One Depot St. For more information, call (770) 794-5712 or visit www.mariettahistory.org.

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Kennesaw State University’s College of Continuing and Professional Education will present its 12th annual Donuts & Notes event on Dec. 6 from 10 a.m. to noon. This free festive holiday concert and student art show will be held in room 400 of the KSU Center. Refreshments will be served including coffee, juice, milk and doughnuts.

This program is part of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, which provides programs, health screenings, socials and more for adults 50 and older. A gallery of unique artwork created by OLLI class instructors and students will be on display. About 30 to 40 pieces are expected to be spotlighted with many of them on sale. Instructors scheduled to attend are Kathy Rennell Forbes, Bill Singleton, Betty Carr and Bill Needs.

The event will also feature local musical performances by the Big Shanty Elementary children’s choir and Jeni Michelson from Society Express Band. The gala will culminate with the Song of Atlanta Show Chorus, a chapter of Sweet Adelines International. The diverse group of more than 100 women of all ages and backgrounds is recognized for gathering together in celebration of the art form of barbershop music.

KSU Center is at 3333 Busbee Drive, Kennesaw.

Registration is required to attend this free event. To sign up, call (770) 423-6765 or visit ksuolli.com and register for course number 142SORI0030A.

Sally Litchfield is a longtime Marietta resident. She formerly practiced law in Marietta and now stays home to raise her two children. Send Sally news at sallylit@bellsouth.net. Call Sally at (770) 425-8106.
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