Thursday, April 3, 2008

Guidebooks Now Available For The 2008 Regional Parade of Homes
The 2008 Atlanta Regional Parade of Homes will run April 19-20 and April 26 –27 from11am-5pm on Saturday and 1-5pam on Sunday. Guidebooks are now available for planning a Parade route and are free for pick up at a variety of locations. This is a unique opportunity for prospective homebuyers to tour more than 100 homes across 11 regional counties featuring builders from four different local homebuilders associations.

Secretary Handel Makes the Capitol Museum Flag Collection Available Online
Secretary of State Karen Handel today announced that images of the Georgia Capitol Museum’s Flag Collection are now available online. The Flag Collection images are the first Capitol Museum artifacts included on Georgia Archives Virtual Vault website.

Advisory Panel to Study Local Board Governance
The State Board of Education is asking Georgia’s business leaders to work with the education community to study effective methods of school board governance. The State Board unanimously approved a resolution asking the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, the Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education and AdvancED to put together an advisory panel on the issue of local school board governance. This panel will work with education advocates and support groups to research best practices and policies for school board operations.

Doggie Dash 2008 Update
Dear Fellow Animal Lover, How would you like to win a portrait of you and your pet (or just yourself) with professional makeup artists at your disposal for a portrait of a lifetime? Here’s what you should do: become a participant in Georgia Heartland Humane Society’s Doggie Dash 2008, to be held Saturday, April 12 at Shakerag Park in Peachtree City. Top donation collectors can choose a glamour portrait by Glamour Shots or one of a number of other special prizes that will be awarded!

The Qwest Foundation and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC) today announced the addition of a bilingual telephone hotline to NetSmartz411, a first-of-its-kind, free online safety resource for parents, guardians, children, teens, educators and law enforcement to raise online safety awareness and keep children safer on the Internet.

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