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Thanksgiving turkey drive, new cash platform for APS students and more happening in Atlanta

Gené Hunter
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Your Atlanta updates for Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021

Turkey drive in DeKalb County

Councilmember Michael Julian Bond is hosting a Turkey "grab and go" event this afternoon at 3 p.m. will hold a food distribution event on Tuesday, Nov. 23. The event will be held at Second Helpings Atlanta, 970 Jefferson Street NW.

Sweet potatoes, anyone?

The Atlanta Community Food Bank is sharing Thanksgiving recipes with the community. This week, the organization is highlighting a Southern staple, sweet potatoes. Whether you're celebrating the holiday with family or friends, there's a dish recipe that will keep your stomachs full.

Take on the book challenge

Registration has begun for the holiday book challenge with DeKalb County Public Library. Get ready to curl up with a good book and log your reading and other library activities in order to earn virtual badges.

New cash platform for Atlanta schools

A new cash platform is launching soon for Atlanta Public Schools (APS.) SchoolCash Online will be used to make purchases online for field trips, spirit wear, activity fees, and more. This new initiative will eliminate the use of cash and checks from students and parents.

— Buckhead City GA OFFICIAL (@BuckheadCityGA) November 19, 2021

Mini camp in DeKalb County for fall break

DeKalb County's Park and Recreation and Cultural Affairs is offering a mini camp for the duration of fall break. The camp will be held from Nov. 22-24 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. The cost of the camp is $10 a day for children ages 5-12.

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