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Kennesaw State Student Wins Top Chick-fil-A Scholarship

KENNESAW, GA -- Kennesaw resident and Kennesaw State University student Holly Thomas has been selected from more than 1,400 candidates nationwide to receive one of only 25 S. Truett Cathy Scholar Awards, a scholarship named for Chick-fil-A's founder.

Andy Duncan, franchised operator of the stand-alone Chick-fil-A restaurant in Acworth (3295 Cobb Parkway NW), presented Thomas with her award on Wednesday, Oct. 13.

"Holly is an important asset to our restaurant and our community," said Duncan. "Her leadership skills and exemplary customer service create a positive experience for our customers and an inspiring example for our team members. We're thrilled her excellence has been recognized with this scholarship."

First awarded in 1997, the S. Truett Cathy Scholar Award singles out 25 recipients from among Chick-fil-A restaurant team members awarded the Chick-fil-A Leadership Scholarship the previous year.

Holiday Help for Cobb County Families in Need

MARIETTA, GA -- Hundreds of Cobb County families live near, at or below the poverty line. They could use a boost, especially during the holidays.

This year, the Center for Family Resources, in partnership with the Department of Family and Children Services, will register 1,500 Cobb families for the 2010 Thanks for Giving campaign. It is estimated that this year will mark the largest Thanksgiving food distribution in the organization's history; it will take nearly 70,000 food items to ensure that every family in need receives the essentials for Thanksgiving.

Registration for Thanks for Giving 2010 will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 6 and Thursday, Oct. 7 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Cobb County Civic Center (548 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta, 30060). At this time, families can also sign up for the Cobb Christmas program.

Distribution of food boxes to registered families will be on Friday, Nov. 19 and Saturday, Nov. 20 at Jim R.