Tis the season for GFIA members to give back to the community and partake in holiday cheer! Each December, the holiday season kicks off with the GFIA Holiday Extravaganza. This event gives association members the opportunity to celebrate the season and network while supporting local charitable organizations. GFIA’s most retailer attended event, the extravaganza hosts a floor of casino games and participant prizes!
2016's Chairman's Choice Charity is Hope House of North Georgia. Read about how you can help the children who live at Hope House of North Georgia on our charity page.
Holiday Extravaganza sponsorships are still available, and include free event registrations.
For more info, email Michelle Boyer or call (770) 438-7744.
Prize Donations -
Not Just Your Average Door Prizes!
The Holiday Committee is requesting unique donations to be used as prizes for the Holiday Extravaganza. All prize donations are combined to create “prize collections” ranging in total value from $500 to $1,500! Examples of items to donate are sporting event tickets, coupons for free groceries (e.g. “A Year of Milk!”), gourmet gift baskets, trips, autographed sports memorabilia, collectible Christmas ornaments, childrens’ toys & games, sporting equipment, electronics, fine wines and champagne, gift certificates and so much more! Use your imagination to create something memorable……
Secret Shopper Option!
Want to make a donation but don’t have time to play Santa? Let the GFIA be your Elf! Make a cash donation and the GFIA will be happy to purchase an item or gift card on behalf of your company to be included in the prizes!
All items will be creatively displayed and all donating companies receive recognition!
Contact Michelle Boyer to donate cash or items toward our Holiday Basket giveaways.
Cobb Galleria Centre
Two Galleria Parkway
Atlanta, Georgia 30339
If traveling Northbound on I-75 (or coming from Atlanta Airport): If traveling north or south on I-75 take Exit 258/ Cumberland Blvd. Go west on Cumberland Blvd and proceed to Cobb Pkwy/US 41. Turn right on Cobb Pkwy and go 7/10ths of a mile to Galleria Dr. Turn right onto Galleria Dr and right again into the Cobb Galleria Centre parking deck.
North/East Directions from I-285: If traveling north or east on I-285 take Exit 19/Cobb Pkwy/US 41. Turn right onto Cobb Pkwy and move into the left -hand turning lane. Turn left onto Galleria Dr and right into the Cobb Galleria Centre parking deck.
South/West Directions from I-285 (Stone Mountain/Athens): If traveling south or west on I-285 take Exit 20/Cobb Pkwy/US 41. Turn left onto Cobb Pkwy and go under I-285. Make a left hand turn at the second traffic light onto Galleria Dr and turn right into the Cobb Galleria Centre parking deck.
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georgia senate resolution honors long time gfia member anderson dilworth
Anderson with his wife and children, sponsoring GA Senators John Wilkinson [R-Toccoa] and Frank Ginn [R-Danielsville], and Lt. Governor Casey Cagle
Read about Anderson's lifetime achievements in our recent newsletter article, and enjoy a blast from the past when you read our Georgia Grocer 1969 article about Dill's Food City (below)