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St. Vincent de Paul Builds Thrift Store and Family Center

DALLAS, GA -- In just 39 days, with more than 1,800 hours of volunteer work, a new St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store and Family Support Center rose from the remains of a closed furniture store in Dallas.

Now open at 651 West Memorial Drive, Dallas, 30132, the thrift store offers bargains on gently used clothing, shoes, books, furniture and housewares, providing the community with more cost-effective shopping options. The Family Support Center currently offers a food pantry and will expand services in the future.

The grand opening of the thrift store and support center will take place on Saturday, Oct. 2 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

"Having the Family Support Center and the thrift store under the same roof allows the Dallas community to experience all of the services St. Vincent de Paul provides," said Kevin Barbee, SVdP's director of store operations. "Since proceeds from the thrift store go directly back into the local community, St.

WellStar Ranks in Top 10 of 100 Best Companies

MARIETTA, GA -- The Working Mother 100 Best Companies initiative has selected WellStar Health System as one of the nation's top 10 organizations for 2010.

"WellStar is committed to world-class healthcare while being an exceptional workplace," said David Anderson, executive vice-president of human resources and organizational learning/chief compliance officer for WellStar Health System. "Through competitive salaries, outstanding benefits, innovative work/life programs and our concierge service, we are nationally recognized as an employer of choice. Given that 83% of our workforce is female, we are honored to be a Working Mother top 10 company."

The 100 Best Companies' family programs adeptly help employees in all areas of their lives.

The 2010 Dallas Farmers Market is in full swing!

The 2010 market season opened with many new vendors and more fresh, local produce! Come meet the folks who grow their own and where their produce has traveled less than 20 miles from farm to market. Our Market is not just a place to buy wonderful edibles, but, a place to connect with your community. The Market will be offering advice and soil sampling from the Master Gardeners; they will also sell you a portable composter to go with your new garden!

The Dallas Farmers Market is held on Saturdays in the historic Downtown Dallas Courthouse Square area. Hours are 8 AM - noon. The market will remain open into October. The Market's vendors sell a wide variety of produce including fresh berries, squahes, eggplant, beans, melons and fresh herbs.