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Georgia Piedmont Technical College Foundation Hosts Family Fun & Food Fest

Covington, GA - May 14, 2012

The Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) Foundation will host a community gathering of free health screenings, family fun, food as well as safety and security demonstrations on June 2, 2012 at the Newton Campus of the college at 8100 Bob Williams Parkway, Covington GA. 30014. The event is scheduled to run from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

WHO: Georgia Piedmont Technical College Foundation (Formerly DeKalb Tech)

WHAT: Family Fun and Food Fest – Music and entertainment; Face Painting & Storytelling; Balloon Animals; Inflatable Funhouse; Tractor Rides; Games; Vital Signs Check; Blood Pressure Checks; Blood Sugar Check; Cholesterol Check; Child Safety Seat Check; Basic Vehicle Service Tips. On site demos include: Police K9 Services, GBI Bomb Truck/Robot demonstration; EMS Mannequins; Police Explorers, Rollover Vehicles; CPR/AED Classes and much more.

WHEN: Saturday June 2, 2012 from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM  

WHERE: Georgia Piedmont Technical College Newton Campus Building D/Conference Center 8100 Bob Williams Parkway, Covington Georgia. Parking is free on site.

WHY: Fundraising for GPTC Foundation – Admission and all the activities are FREE. Food will be sold to raise funds for scholarships and college improvements.

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About Georgia Piedmont Technical College
Established in 1961, Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) is one of the top technical colleges in Georgia. As a student-centered institution, GPTC prepares individuals with the skills necessary to succeed in a rapidly changing, global economy. In August 2016, Georgia Piedmont was ranked among the top ten technical colleges in terms of enrollment by the Atlanta Business Chronicle. GPTC’s graduation rate is more than 74.3 percent, and its graduates secure employment at a level resulting in a 98.7 percent placement rate. With nearly 4,000 students, Georgia Piedmont’s adult education program is among the largest in the state. The college has 12 learning centers in DeKalb, Newton, Rockdale and Morgan counties. As set forth in its student catalog, Georgia Piedmont Technical College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, sex, religion, disability, age, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, veteran status, or citizenship status (except in those special circumstances permitted or mandated by law). Contact Lisa Peters, the ADA Coordinator, at 404/297-9522, ext. 1154, or at the main DeKalb campus, 495 N. Indian Creek Drive, Clarkston, GA 30021 Room A-170; or Dr. Debra Gordon, the Title IX Coordinator, at 404/297-9522, ext. 1176, or at the main DeKalb campus, 495 N. Indian Creek Drive, Clarkston, GA 30021 Room A-103 for assistance. For more information about our graduation rates and other important program information, please visit our website at

A unit of the Technical College System of Georgia.