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

ATHENS, 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 the Athens-Clarke County area include:

Barberitos
* 1860 Barnett Shoals Road
* 259 East Clayton Street
* 1880 Epps Bridge Road
* 1739 South Lumpkin Street
* 2 South Main (Watkinsville)

Buffalo's Cafe
* 196 Alps Road, Suite 49

The Grit
* 199 Prince Avenue

Jason's Deli
* 140 Alps Road

Last Resort Grill
* 184 West Clayton Street

Mama's Boy
* 197 Oak Street

The National
* 232 West Hancock Avenue

Taqueria del Sol
* 334 Prince Avenue

Ted's Most Best
* 254 West Washington Street

Willy's Mexicana Grill
* 196 Alps Road

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