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Celebrating MLK Day

Celebrating MLK Day

(WXIA) -- Many metro Atlanta residents and companies chose to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day by serving their communities.

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Hosea Feed the Hungry estimates it will feed 10,000 families during its MLK Day meal, which began at 10 a.m. at the Georgia International Convention Center in College Park.

More than 3,000 people rolled up their sleeves to serve with Hands On Atlanta, beautifying such areas as City of Refuge and Chastain Memorial Park.

Georgia Power employees spent the day volunteering at Lutheran Towers, a housing development for seniors in Midtown Atlanta. They also assembled, labeled and distributed collection boxes at Rockdale Emergency Relief in Conyers.

Nominees needed for 11Alive Community Service Awards

Nominees needed for 11Alive Community Service Awards

(WXIA) -- Every year, 11Alive News honors extraordinary metro Atlanta residents who make a daily difference in the community.

The annual Community Service Awards recognize some of the area's unsung heroes.

11Alive is accepting nominees for the 39th annual Community Service Awards. This year's dinner and awards ceremony will be held Saturday, Apr. 22. Proceeds benefit a local charity; the 2014 recipient is the Ron Clark Academy.

To nominate a deserving person, visit 11Alive.com/CSA and click on the nomination form link at the top of the page. The deadline is Jan. 10.

Eat at Chili's to support Wounded Warrior Project

Eat at Chili's to support Wounded Warrior Project

(WXIA) -- In honor of Veterans Day, Chili's is giving customers an easy way to support the Wounded Warrior Project.

On Sunday, Nov. 10, Chili's diners have the option of donating 10 percent of their checks to the charity, which supports injured military personnel and veterans.

Simply download the flyer from the Chili's website and present it to a server to make a donation.

Vets and military members who eat at Chili's on Veterans Day -- Monday, Nov. 11 -- will be treated to free entrées.

Visit chilis.com to find your nearest Chili's.

Helen, Georgia

Helen, Georgia

Helen Ga. is a small mountain village located up in the North Ga. mountains. The entire town is reminiscent of a small German alpine style village. There are so many great things to do and see. Here are just a few suggestions and things you can do.

Helen Ga. Cabins

The Helen Ga. Cabins range from rustic luxurious high budget riverside, to even a handful of small budget friendly one bedroom cabins just minutes outside of the main tourist area for as low as $40.00 a night. Renting one of the Helen Ga. Cabins is an excellent way of experiencing this small alpine village style mountain getaway.

Hall County logo voting ends Friday

Hall County logo voting ends Friday

HALL COUNTY, Ga. -- July 5 is the last day to vote on a new logo for Hall County.

Residents can vote online for their preferences in color, images and other aspects of a logo.

"We need citizens' help in this process," Hall County administrator Randy Knighton said in a statement. "We want to make sure the final product is a reflection of the community as a whole, and there's no better way to do that than to solicit citizen input."

The Hall County seal, pictured above, will continue to be used in an official capacity, such as on legal documents, according to county spokeswoman Katie Crumley.

But the logo will benefit the county in other ways.

Hall County: Help us design a new logo

Hall County: Help us design a new logo

HALL COUNTY, Ga. -- Hall County wants input from residents regarding a new logo for the county. 

To gather information, they have posted a survey online where residents can give their ideas for color, design layout and graphics. Plus, citizens can submit their own design. 

Hall County Administrator Randy Knighton encouraged help from Hall residents.

"We want to make sure that the final product is a reflection of the community as a while, and there's no better way to do that that to solicit citizen input." 

The online survey will be available until July 5


11Alive helps Smart Lunch, Smart Kid

11Alive helps Smart Lunch, Smart Kid

ATLANTA -- 11Alive News employees rolled up their sleeves Wednesday morning and assembled 400 bagged lunches for children in need.

This is the second year 11Alive has helped Action Ministries' Smart Lunch, Smart Kid program.

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Smart Lunch, Smart Kid provides nutritious meals in the summertime for children who normally rely on free or reduced-price lunches during the school year.

WellCare and Gas South employees joined the 11Alive team in making sandwiches and putting together lunch bags. Each Smart Lunch, Smart Kid meal consists of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, chips, fruit snacks and a bottle of water.

Action Ministries hopes to feed at least 200,000 children across north Georgia through the 2013 Smart Lunch, Smart Kid outreach.