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4th of July Activities in Forsyth County

4th of July Activities in Forsyth County

CUMMING, Ga. -- Can you believe the 4th of July holiday is just around the corner?!  We’re working on a round-up of some great events, special sales, and lots of fun going on around town.

We’ll continue to add to the list as new events are found or submitted.  Events are listed in date order and as always, events may change due to weather or for any other reason so please use the contact information provided to confirm events prior to attending.  I’d hate to spoil someone’s holiday!!

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Farmers Market to open in Forsyth County

Farmers Market to open in Forsyth County

It's time for the 2013 Brookwood Farmers’ Market!   This is a great outdoor market that brings locally, Georgia grown produce and goods to consumers!   Shop from fresh, locally grown produce, meat, eggs, bread, flowers, soaps, and so much more! 

Also very cool – most nights feature activities for the kids and even live music while you shop. 

Admission is free and the market is open to the general public.

 

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Mother's Day Surprise

ATLANTA, Ga. -- Lauren Howell, mom to five year old Liam, and K.K. Cayce, mom to 14 year old Collier, unfortunately have a lot in common. 

Howell's son was born with infantile fibrosarcoma and began chemotherapy at just two weeks old. Years of grueling treatment has resulted in Liam being cancer free. 

K.K.'s son Collier, was diagnosed in the fall with Ewings Sarcoma, stage four. A tumor that was attached to Collier's tibia, spread to his lungs. 

11 Alive surprised Howell and Cayce with some special gifts for this Mother's Day. 

Monkey Joe's to raise money for Tripp Halstead

Monkey Joe's to raise money for Tripp Halstead

ATLANTA -- Several Monkey Joe's locations in Georgia will host an event to raise money for Tripp Halstead's family.

Jump for Tripp will be held all day on Sunday, May 19. Ten percent of sales will benefit the family of the 2 year old, who was hit by a falling tree branch at his daycare center last October.

COMPLETE COVERAGE | Tripp Halstead

The Monkey Joe's venues in Cumming, Duluth, Lawrenceville, Marietta, Morrow, Newnan, Roswell, Tucker and Warner Robins will participate in Jump for Tripp.

Visit monkeyjoes.com to learn more.

Fun run to benefit Wounded Warrior Project

Fun run to benefit Wounded Warrior Project

CUMMING, Ga. -- Polo Golf and Country Club will host a fun family event this weekend to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project.

Activities include a 2.5-mile fun run and a post-race party with trophies, a bounce house and a barbecue lunch.

The race will be held Saturday, Apr. 27. Registration begins at 10 a.m., with the run scheduled to start at 11 a.m.

In honor of its 25th anniversary, the country club plans to donate $500 to the Wounded Warrior Project, a non-profit that helps injured servicemen and women, at the event.

"We are very excited to be celebrating Polo's 25th anniversary and are happy to be directly involved in this great cause," club general manager Dan Moscar said in a statement.

Registration for the fun run is $25 through Apr. 24 and $35 after.

Visit pologolfandcountryclub.com for more information and to sign up.

2013 Taste of Forsyth at the Cumming Fairgrounds

2013 Taste of Forsyth at the Cumming Fairgrounds

The Cumming Fairgrounds will be packed with families to enjoy one of three egg hunts, live entertainment and food from 20 restaurants in Forsyth and the surrounding communities during the 2013 Taste of Forsyth presented by Superior Plumbing.

 

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Golf tournament to benefit public safety foundation

Golf tournament to benefit public safety foundation

ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- The Alpharetta Department of Public Safety has planned a golf fundraiser for next month.

The event will be held Monday, Apr. 29 at Polo Golf and Country Club. Registration opens at 9 a.m., with a shotgun start scheduled for 10:30 a.m.

Entry is $250 for individuals and $1,000 for foursomes. Fees include breakfast, use of a golf cart, a boxed lunch, a goody bag and a post-event reception. Sponsorships are also available.

Learn more and register for the tournament at apsfoundation.org.

Polo Golf and Country Club is located at 6300 Polo Club Drive in Cumming.