College Park Mayor’s Ball
Hosted by the Honorable Jack P. Longino, Mayor of the City of College Park, the ball was held at the Georgia International Convention Center. A sellout crowd of over 400 raised over $60,000 to support the Mayor’s Second Hope Scholarship Fund providing scholarships to graduating high school seniors in College Park.
The evening kicked off with a cocktail reception featuring photos showcasing the “The Changing Times.” Guests were treated to the sounds of Motown with the Ray Howard Band and performances by College Park locals Jesse James (“I Can Do Bad By Myself”) and Harvey Scales, songwriter of “Disco Lady,” the first song to ever go Platinum. CBS46 Emmy-Award winning journalist, Vince Sims served as emcee.
Major sponsors included Virtual Citadel, City of College Park, Georgia International Convention Center, AAC Group, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Atlanta Hawks, and Prime Engineering.
The ball committee included Crystal Black Mills, Rochelle B. Dennis, Mercedes Miller, Wanda Anderson, Erica Jones, Rasslyn Willis, Kassim Ladipo, Tawanay Bryant, and Ebony Taylor.
A full sponsor list and additional event photos can be found at CPMayorsBall.com.
South Fulton Shines at the Legacy of Excellence Awards
The Legacy of Excellence is a spectacular celebration honoring top teachers and education professionals. More than 1,200 community members gathered at the Georgia World Congress Center to attend the gala-themed luncheon and pay tribute to the Teachers, Principals and School/Support Professionals of the Year and partnerships that have contributed to student achievement. Banneker High School’s Dr. Duke Bradley, III, featured previously in SFL was awarded the Overall Principal of the Year, and Palmetto Elementary teacher Kiana Pinckney was named Fulton County Schools 2018 Overall Teacher of the Year!
Dunkin’ With Dads at Campbell Elementary
Campbell Elementary School held its Annual Title I “Dunkin with Dads Academic Workshop” to focus on dads and men who support the community. There were opportunities to play basketball with students and staff, attend an hour of power academic workshop and have lunch with their kids. “Dunkin’ with Dads” is a complete event for families to see what and how their children are learning and to learn specific ways to support their student’s success.
Children’s Museum Announces Free Family Programs
Family Free Days provide free access to resources and experiences that promote learning through play. The free events aim to reach over 7,200 children and caregivers who might not otherwise be able to visit. The first one takes place Wednesday, February 13.
“Play is our brain’s favorite way of learning,” said Jane Turner, executive director, CMA. “Through the generosity of our presenting sponsors PNC Foundation and The Coca-Cola Foundation as well as our supporting sponsor CareSource, we’ll be closer to fulfilling the Museum’s mission to change the world by sparking every child’s imagination, sense of discovery and learning, through the power of play.”
Family Free Days include three two-and-a-half hour daily sessions to maximize attendance, visitor experience and impact; extended afterschool and after-work hours; themed content, such as literacy, STEM, healthy living and social and emotional skills, presented in a festival-like atmosphere.
“By making quality early learning programs accessible to all families, regardless of income, the museum is extending the tremendous benefits of learning through play to our entire community,” said Eddie Meyers, PNC regional president for Georgia. ChildrensMuseumAtlanta.org.
Explore Georgia’s Presidential Sites
As Presidents Day approaches on February 19, honor those who’ve led our great nation by visiting historic sites throughout Georgia. A visit is an excellent opportunity to learn about American history and the Peach State. This year gear up for a history blast to the past with an adventure-filled trek across Georgia to find spots to revisit presidential history.
EDITOR’S NOTE: In the January issue, the Realty Report inadvertently reflected another community that was not South Fulton. We apologize for the error.