Grandstories: A Book for Grandparents Written by Grandchildren

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Photo from The Champion Free Press

We had the pleasure of meeting with young entrepreneurs Aishvarya and Vaishali Prahald, authors of the book Grandstories. Talk about impressive little girls! The girls wanted know more about their grandfather and their idea became a book. The book is designed for grandparents to fill in their history and pass on the book to future generations.

The girls began by selling the books to their neighbors and soon sold out. After a year of selling the books, Grandstories has been shipped to 18 countries!  The only continent where the book has not been sold is Antarctica. The girls give 10 percent of the proceeds to the Alzheimer’s Association at Emory.

Watch this video to learn more about the girls and their project: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1694697132/grandstories

Read more about the girls in The Champion.

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Vaishali, Mom Neeraja, Aishvarya and Active Living’s Greg White talk about Grandstories.

 

 

 

 

 

Bike Rodeo on March 11!

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Join Decatur Active Living on Saturday, March 11 for our first 2017 Bike Rodeo! Learn safety skills, have your bike and helmet checked, and have some fun! This event is free to the community and everyone is welcome.

Bicycle South will join us and provide bike safety checks.

Bike Safety Poster Contest Returns

May is National Bike Month and Decatur Safe Routes to School invites children in participating schools to enter Decatur’s second annual Bike to School Month poster contest.

We invite children in grades k – 8 to design a poster illustrating bike safety. For example, the poster could show a child using hand signals, or it could stress the importance of wearing a helmet. Creativity is encouraged!

A panel of judges will select four winners who will receive a gift certificate from Bicycle South, the contest sponsor. Judging will be based on creativity, inclusion of bike safety theme, and originality. Age and grade will play a factor in the judging. The winning posters will be made into posters to be displayed throughout the City during May. Winners will also be recognized at the City Commission meeting in May and poster art will be featured in the May Decatur FOCUS magazine.

Deadline is March 10. Entries are to be turned in at the student’s school by 3 pm.

For more information on how to enter and the registration form please visit decaturga.com/srts or contact Cheryl.Burnette@decaturga.com. Entry forms will also be available at each participating school.

Here are last year’s winning posters…..

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Celebrate Arbor Day at Scott Park This Saturday

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Come Walk With Us!

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Decatur Active Living and the Pedestrian Committee of the Active Living Board invite you to walk with us this month!

Third Sunday Stroll
Sunday, February 19, 2 PM
Meet in front of the Decatur Recreation Center
Join us as we tour some of the artwork of the Decatur Box Project. We will walk approximately two miles around downtown Decatur and learn about the artwork on the electrical boxes that was commissioned by the Decatur Arts Alliance. Everyone is invited and there is no cost to join us for this event.

Fourth Thursday Bright at Night Walk
Thursday, February 23, 7:30 pm
New Start this month! Meet in front of Winnona Park School
The February 23 Bright at Night Walk will begin at 7:30 p.m. in front of Winnona Park School and will take walkers through the Winnona Park neighborhood, past the Children’s Home property and onto the campus of Columbia Theological Seminary. Walkers will receive a free light to wear and keep so they will “Be Safe and Be Seen!”

Decatur Active Living also has the weekly 50+ Walk every Wednesday at 10 am that starts in front of the Decatur Recreation Center and the monthly Walk With a Doc that meets the second Saturday of each month.

For more information on walking in Decatur, visit decaturga.com/walking.

Move It Monday: Get Race Ready!

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Setting and achieving a fitness goal can also make exercising incredibly rewarding. The feeling of accomplishment and progress can bring a lot of joy to working out!

Join Team Decatur and make your goal four races to become a Grand Prix Champion! More information at http://www.decaturga.com/teamdecatur or contact Cheryl.Burnette@decaturga.com.

 

1st-3rd Grade Valentines Dance-Update!

Our 1st -3rd Grade dance has been moved to the Decatur Recreation Center to accommodate anticipated attendance. 
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Valentines Dance

Register Now, Lil’ Kickers Soccer!

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Lil Kickers soccer

Register Now, Start Smart Golf!

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Start Smart Golf

Join Us for a Community Input Meeting on February 9th

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