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Porterdale Build-a-Book party
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Porterdale Elementary School hosted its first Scholastic Klutz Build-a-Book party Sept. 17 in the school's library.

Porterdale Media Specialist Rachel Peters said the event was a great success.

"The party was a wonderful opportunity for families to interact with one another while also implementing the school's writing curriculum," Peters said.

Four families from the school attended the event where they created their own book using a Build-a-Book kit they purchased from the school's fall book fair.

Topics for the books included the park, Six Flags and White Water, families and the Three Little Pigs.

At the conclusion of the evening, the students were able to share their stories with the group.

McTeacher's Night

West Newton Elementary faculty will host the first annual McTeacher's Night from 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the McDonald's located on the corner of Brown Bridge and Salem roads.

Teachers will take orders, serve and provide entertainment for the night.

A portion of the proceeds the restaurant takes in during McTeacher's Night will benefit West Newton.

Judge visits DeKalb Tech

State Supreme Court Justice Hugh Thompson recently visited DeKalb Technical College's Newton Campus to speak with paralegal students.

Thompson explained the different functions of the legal community and gave the students advice for the future.

"Set your sights high, work hard and be dependable," he said. "On your worst day it is important to make someone else have a better life.

The visit was sponsored by the Paralegal Alliance and the Newton County Bar Association.

Thompson is a native Georgian and resident of Milledgeville. He was appointed to the Supreme Court of Georgia by Gov. Zell Miller in 1994.

PA boys' Clothes Night

Project Adventure volunteers are gearing up for a boys' Clothes Night.

The event will start at 6 p.m. Oct. 2 at Project Adventure.

All types of clothing, including business attire, jackets and coats are needed for the approximately 80 boys and 20 girls Project Adventure serves.

To volunteer to work the event or find out how to donate call Project Adventure at ( 770) 784-9310.