'Bikes or Bust' Kicks Off Today
Here are the things you need to know before starting the day on Dec. 8.
1. A sunny day is in, with a high near 51 and wind between 5 and 10 mph, according to the National Weather Service. Tonight is expected to be mostly clear, with a low around 28.
2. Acworth-based non-profit organization, The Golden Soldiers, Inc., has been named as a finalist in the Pepsi Refresh Challenge. Find out how you can help The Golden Soldiers win $25,000 for special needs children.
3. From 5 p.m. today through 5 p.m., Dec. 10, staff members of Freedom Church in Acworth will live in a 50-feet scissor lift for 48 hours in an effort to raise hundreds of bikes for less-fortunate children at 14 Elementary schools within the Acworth and Kennesaw communities. King BMX Bikes Stunt Show will be performing six times during the course of the event. In addition, Santa will make an appearance for families.
The event is free to attend, and you can purchase a bike, make a donation, register your child to receive a free bike for Christmas, or just bring you family to enjoy the festivities. “Bikes or Bust” is a non-profit event facilitated as a Bless Back Project of Freedom Church and will take place at WalMart in Acworth.
4. Looking for homes to tour this weekend? Don't miss this week's House Hunt at 1 p.m.
5. This Day in History: On Dec. 8, 1941, Congress declared war on Japan and the U.S. entered World War II. On this day in 1980, John Lennon, former member of the Beatles, was shot and killed in New York City by a deranged fan.