Fundraiser to benefit Special Olympics

Special Olympic Torch RunOn Wednesday, May 27 several city police departments in Cobb County will take part in carrying the Flame of Hope torch for the Special Olympics.  Starting at the Cobb Cherokee county line, runners will advance to the Acworth Police Department, then the Kennesaw Police Department and onto the Marietta Police Department where they will pass the torch to Smyrna.

The Torch Run and our Marietta’s finest Police Officer’s will be bringing the Torch into the Marietta Square on Wednesday, May 27, around 11 am. Please come out and show your support.    The Marietta Police Department will be out in full force both nights and we will also have some of our local Olympians present.

On May 27 and 28, The Marietta Local will open their doors for dinner as their contribution to the Marietta Police Department’s Torch Run for Georgia Special Olympics.  They will host a Fried Chicken Dinner Fundraiser. 100% of the profits from both nights will be donated to the Georgia Special Olympics on behalf of the Marietta Police Department.

The Marietta Local will be serving their “Award Winning” Fried Chicken with Skin-On Mashed Potatoes, Collard Greens, and a Salad. They will offer seatings each night at 5:00 pm, 6:30 pm, and 8:00 pm. Seating is limited so please call ahead and pre-purchase your meals and reserve your seating times. In addition, they will offer a drive-up, take home opportunity. They ask that you pre-purchase your meals to-go as well and give them your pick up time.

The Chicken Dinners are $15 each. For orders over 15 meals, we can arrange for delivery to you.  Contact us to place your orders at or call us at 770-794-2299 between the hours of 8 am and 3 pm Monday through Saturday.

The restaurant will be Tuesday the 26th for business but will be monitoring the emails and phones for orders to this very special event.

The Georgia Special Olympics will be held at Emory on the May 30th.  On June 12-14th is Cops on Donut Shops at Krispy Kreme. Come and visit with Marietta Police Officers and grab a donut for breakfast, lunch or dinner. While you are there, you will be able to make a donation or purchase Special Olympics products (shirts, hats, stickers, lanyards, etc.).  Krispy Kreme is located at 299 Cobb Pkwy S, Marietta, 30060