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9 Kroger employees to compete in 'Bag-Off'

9 Kroger employees to compete in 'Bag-Off'

SUGAR HILL, Ga. -- Nine Kroger employees from across Georgia are gearing up to participate in this year's division Bag-Off.

The annual event pits young grocery baggers against each other as they compete for scholarships and the chance to represent Kroger at the statewide Georgia Food Industry Association Bag-Off.

"Baggers from all over the state work hard to prepare for this unique action-packed competition," Glynn Jenkins, director of communications and public relations for Kroger's Atlanta division, said in a statement. "The spirit and enthusiasm displayed by our contestants is what makes this a must-see event year after year."

The Kroger Bag-Off will be held Thursday, June 27 at the store on Cumming Highway in Sugar Hill. Contestants will be judged on their bagging speed, technique, weight distribution, appearance and overall style.

Berry Farmers Market needs vendors

Berry Farmers Market needs vendors

ROME, Ga. -- The Berry College Students Enterprise is looking for community vendors for its upcoming farmers market.

The market will be held Saturday, July 13 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Interested vendors can request an application by writing to rholt@berry.edu. There is a $15 fee to participate in the market.

The Berry Farmers Market features a variety of locally grown and produces items, including vegetables, flowers, jams and jellies, honey and baked goods.

Myrtle Hill Cemetery launches new app

Myrtle Hill Cemetery launches new app

ROME, Ga. -- The Greater Rome Convention & Visitors Bureau will launch a new mobile app next month for visitors to the city's historic Myrtle Hill Cemetery.

The app features a tour with 65 sites throughout the 156-year-old cemetery. It includes a map, video, audio, text and photos.

"We've put over two years worth of historical research into this application," GRCVB communications director Chris Cannon said in a statement. "With this app, the experience is literally the same as having a historian touring you through the cemetery."

The GRCVB will hold an app launch party on Friday, May 3 at 4 p.m. It is free and open to the public, and will take place at the Sexton's house in the middle of the cemetery.

The app was funded by the Myrtle Hill/Oak Hill Memorial Association.

Belk santafest to spread holiday cheer

Belk santafest to spread holiday cheer

ATLANTA -- Belk department stores will host their first-ever santafest holiday celebration on Saturday, Dec. 1.

All santafests will be held from noon to 3 p.m.

Highlights include crafts, family-friend activities, Christmas treats and, of course, the chance to meet Santa Claus. Participants can enter a drawing to win a $50 kids wardrobe; three winners will be chosen from each Belk store.

Visit belk.com for more information and to find your nearest store.

Berry students to sell goods at Harry's Farmers Market

Berry students to sell goods at Harry's Farmers Market

MARIETTA, Ga. -- Berry Student Enterprises will sell some of its wares at Harry's Farmers Market in Marietta this weekend.

The student group will be at the Powers Ferry Road store from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17. The Berry entrepreneurs will sell a bit of everything -- from cheese to mints to hand-made scarves.

"We could not be happier. This is a huge deal for the enterprises," Josh Fancher, a Berry sophomore from Lawrenceville and risk management specialist of the enterprise, said in a statement.

Participating enterprises include Martha's Herbs, Season's Harvest, Viking Creations and Viking Furniture. Each enterprise is made up of Berry students working closely with a faculty advisor.

For more information, visit berry.edu/studententerprises.

Belk donates $100K to Sandy relief

Belk donates $100K to Sandy relief

ATLANTA -- Belk Inc., operator of Belk department stores, has committed $100,000 to the American Red Cross to help the victims of Superstorm Sandy.

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"Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of those who suffered and continue to struggle as a result of this devastating storm," Belk Inc. chairman and CEO Tim Belk said in a statement. "The American Red Cross is at the forefront of disaster relief efforts, providing much-needed resources and support to those who lives have been impacted by the storm."

Belk's contribution will support efforts both in New York and throughout the company's footprint.

There are several Belk locations throughout metro Atlanta. Visit belk.com to find your closest store.

Kangaroo Express offering 1-cent coffee on Sept. 29

Kangaroo Express offering 1-cent coffee on Sept. 29

ATLANTA -- Kangaroo Express is celebrating National Coffee Day on Saturday, Sept. 29 by offering one-cent cups of coffee to customers.

Guests can put their spare pennies to use by cashing them in for a 12 oz. Bean Street Coffee from 8 a.m. to noon.

"We love our guests and our guests love coffee. That's why National Coffee Day is the perfect time to show our appreciation with a cup of coffee that can be paid for with the least appreciated coin of them all -- the penny," Kangaroo Express senior VP of marketing John Fisher said in a statement.

The limit is one cup of coffee per customer, while supplies last.

Find your nearest Kangaroo Express at kangarooexpress.com.