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Eat out, raise money, help kids
Eat out, raise money, help kids

MARIETTA, Ga. -- You can do your part this week to curb Georgia's high school dropout rate. All you need to do is eat at one of your favorite restaurants.

On Thursday, Aug. 23, proceeds from restaurants across the state will be donated to Communities in Schools of Georgia, an organization that encourages young people to complete their education and succeed in life.

The sixth annual Dine Out for Kids event hopes to exceed last year's total of $30,000 for children in the state.

Communities in Schools, which has chapters across the country, provides mentoring and after-school services, including parent education, literacy programs and youth leadership opportunities.

Participating Dine Out for Kids restaurants in Cobb County include:

Australian Bakery Cafe
* 48 South Park Square, Marietta

Big Shanty BBQ
* 3393 Cherokee Street, Kennesaw

* 2555 Dallas Highway, Marietta

Ippolito's Italian Restaurant
* 425 Barrett Parkway, Kennesaw

La Strada
* 2930 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta

McEntyre's Bakery
* 1184 Concord Road, Smyrna

Williamson Brothers Bar-B-Q
* 11425 Roswell Road, Marietta

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