Thursday, March 23, 2017

All Saints Catholic - Friday Night fish fry feeds 1,400 meals in one night in Dunwoody. Have you tried it?

Every Friday during Lent, the gymnasium at All Saints Catholic Church transforms into the largest restaurant in the city, serving upwards of 1,400 people between the hours of 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. While standing in the long line to give your order at the weekly Knights of Columbus fish fry, be sure to grab a cold one, too.

“You can get beer and wine for $2 for the best happy hour in town,” Stephen Nelson said with a laugh as he grabbed cans and bottles from a tub of ice to serve thirsty patrons.

This year the Knights of Columbus are celebrating two decades of serving fish during the Fridays of Lent, the Christian season of prayer and self-denial that precedes Easter. The next fish fry is set for March 31 and the last one of the year is scheduled for April 7.

All Saints’ patrons can get plates with French fries, green beans, potatoes and, of course, the fish – fried fish, fried shrimp, broiled fish, salmon and even clam chowder.

“We serve about one plate every seven seconds,” said BJ Van Gundy. “It’s a lot of fun and we raise a lot of money. It’s our biggest fundraiser of the year and we usually bring in about $25,000 to $26,000.”

All the money raised is donated to various charities the church supports, he said.

Read more at the Dunwoody Reporter.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

‘Visit a Mosque Day’ in Dunwoody brings cultures together at Masjid Uthman

Members of Masjid Uthman welcomed approximately 20 visitors on March 11 as part of “Visit a Mosque Day.” (Dyana Bagby)

Members of a Dunwoody mosque say the city’s elected officials and leaders have welcomed them warmly into the community and say they feel safe despite threats to other metro Atlanta mosques in recent weeks.

Several local residents, including Councilmembers Lynn Deutsch and John Heneghan, took advantage of “Visit a Mosque Day” on March 11 to check out the Masjid Uthman mosque located in the Dunwoody Park office complex and learn more about Islam.

Read more at the Dunwoody Reporter

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Dunwoody Perimeter Chamber & Dunwoody High to hold career expo for Students & Parents on Thurs April 20th. Trades people wanted as exhibitors!

The Expo is designed to give students and parents from Dunwoody High School as well as regional public and private schools the opportunity to view available traditional college and career choices.   All regional high school aged students and parents of those students are encouraged to attend.

The event is one of the may ways the Chamber's Partners in Education & Workforce Development Council is working to address the need to retain youth in the region and meet the growing workforce needs," said Pam Tallmadege, Partners in Education and Workforce Development Chair and City of Dunwoody Councilwoman.  "Broad involvement by regional businesses and educators is key to the event's success and helping to highlight the diverse opportunities available."

Thursday April 20th from 3:00-7:00pm.

Location: Dunwoody High School, 5035 Vermack Road  Dunwoody, GA 30338

Date/Time Information:  Event open to public from 3:00-7:00pm.

Free to general attendees - students & parents should click here for more information.

Sponsorships from in-kind to $5,000 are available - learn more by clicking here.

Exhibitor booths from $80+ - click here for more information.

To register for a sponsorship or exhibitor booth please click the registration link on the top left hand side of this screen.

Note: Those wishing to exhibit and/or sponsor must register online.  Payment is required at the time of registration.  *Limited number of booths available - first come first serve.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

The Assistance League of Atlanta is collecting shoes this Saturday at the Jett Ferry Chick-fil-A in Dunwoody

Please clean out your closets!

Chick-fil-A is allowing Assistance League of Atlanta to collect shoes at the Jett Ferry location this Saturday. Assistance League of Atlanta will have a special sale for these shoes and buy shoe vouchers with the proceeds. When we send a student a week's worth of new school clothing, this sale will allow us to give them a shoe voucher. We have clothed over 5,000 students since last August and the need continues to increase.

We are excited about this fund raiser as it gives us a chance to give something to the people who help us! If Saturday doesn't work, the shoes can be donated at our Attic Treasures Thrift Shop, 3534 Broad Street, Chamblee. Or feel free to collect the shoes and one of us will come get them. A rubber band around each pair would help us keep them together.

Thank you for your Support!

Becky Jones
Assistance League of Atlanta

Kingsley Elementary's Spring Festival - Saturday

Saturday, March 18th
Kingsley Elementary in Dunwoody, Georgia

Carnival Games With Prizes, Game Truck, Laser Tag, Hay Ride, $1 Raffle, Lunch, Kona Ice and more!!!

Raffle Prizes: Spring Break and Summer Camp Weeks, Amazing Gift Baskets, and More!!!  Average raffle prize is worth over $200! 

All money raised will be used to help support Kingsley’s STEM program and our playground initiative! 

Ticket’s available for purchase day of the event - cash or credit card. 

Vanderdash 5K is this Saturday