ISSUE 10 / September 2022
We Love Our Community
Lonati's Sponsor FCA and the Paulding County Rotary Club
"One thing I am very passionate about is supporting our community. And if you haven't noticed , I love sports, especially golf!"

I was recently able to combine these two passions of mine by sponsoring the Paulding County Rotary Club's 35th Annual Charity Golf Tournament, as well as donating $1,000 to the Paulding County Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA).

"I chose to donate to these organizations because I believe in their great work in our community."
- Michael Lonati, Sr.

Paulding County Rotary Club

Our local community has benefitted from the Paulding Rotary Club for over 50 years. This local organization has raised over $1 million and given back to the community during its operation. They support local non-profits that provide services inside Paulding County.

Many lives are impacted by the Rotary Club right here in our own backyard. Aside from funding non-profit organizations, the Paulding County Rotary Club also provides college scholarships, books to local libraries, and other civic and community resources. Throughout Paulding County, your local Rotary Club promotes a better future through sponsorship and direct contributions.


Paulding County Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes has touched millions of lives…one heart at a time, since 1954. FCA Paulding is a non-denominational Christian sports ministry that helps athletes and coaches to work together. They have been involved with local schools for years and help build relationships between students and coaches with fun events throughout the school year. 

They are active in our community by participating in every high school and middle school campus in the county through sports ministry. In addition, the FCA now has a presence on five elementary campuses and hopes to reach more elementary schools in the future. Sports can help a student develop in so many ways, like physical coordination and strength, plus it also teaches them about being a part of a team and leadership. That is why the Lonati Law Firm is so happy to be able to support the Paulding FCA and help them continue their vision!

Trick or Treat Block Party

 Monday, October 31st, from 5 pm to 9 pm 

The City of Dallas is hosting a Free Trick or Treat Block Party on Halloween! This is a wonderful way to take your children out for some safe Halloween fun. Plus, there's going to be a Halloween costume contest!

The event is completely free to attend, trick or treat, and enter the costume contest. However, there will be food and other items available for purchase at the event. There will be plenty of family memories to be made, so come on out and enjoy the fun!

The Free Trick or Treat Block Party is in
Downtown Dallas on Monday, October 31st, from 5 pm to 9 pm.

The address is 200 Main St, Dallas, GA 30132. You can also check out the event page on Facebook here.

Stay Safe This Halloween

Car accidents and pedestrian accidents increase on Halloween every year, so stay safe this Halloween when trick or treating and attending events. Don't drink and drive, slow down and watch for children in the road, and stop to look both ways before crossing the street.
Time is Running Out - Register to Vote!
Register to Vote Before October 11th

It is essential to make sure your voter registration is current. The General Election will be held on November 8th, and the last day to register to vote is October 11th! We believe everyone should have the opportunity to vote and be heard.

Thankfully, Georgia offers online voter registration to make things easier for you. However, you can also register by mail in Georgia by printing a voter registration form, filling it out, and mailing it to your local election office. Or you can register to vote in person if you prefer, as long as you do so before the October 11th deadline.

Here's where you can check your voter registration status. Or you can register to vote here if you haven't yet.


Who Can Register to Vote?

In order to register to vote in Georgia, you must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Legally reside in Georgia and the county where you want to vote
  • Be at least 17-1/2 years old (you must be 18 to vote)
  • Not be serving a sentence for a felony involving moral turpitude
  • The person must not have been judicially determined to be mentally incompetent unless the disability has been removed

Key Election Dates

Here are some other critical dates you may need to know for the upcoming elections in Georgia:

August 22nd: The first day to request a mail-in ballot
October 10-11: The first day of voting by mail 
October 11th: This is the voter registration deadline
October 17th: In-person early voting begins
October 22 & 29: In-person early voting on Saturdays (some counties also offer voting on Sundays on October 23rd and 30th)
November 4th: Deadline for early voting
November 8th: The day of the election! Ballots sent through the mail must be received by 7 pm to count toward the vote.

In some counties, ballots may begin to be mailed on October 10th, but since this is a holiday, many counties anticipate beginning to mail ballots on October 11th.

Do you have questions about voting? Get in touch with the Georgia Voter Protection Hotline by calling 888-730-5816.
Fall Cocktail Recipe

Apple Cider Moscow Mule

It's officially time to break out the pumpkin spice, apple cider, and all things fall! If you're planning a get-together this fall, this cocktail recipe is a go-to for me. It's really easy to make and only takes 4 ingredients and three easy steps. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

Ingredients Needed:

  • Vodka
  • Lime
  • Apple cider
  • Ginger beer


  1. Pour ¼ cup vodka, 1 tablespoon lime juice, and ¼ cup apple cider into a copper mug or serving glass of your choice.
  2. Add about ⅓ cup ginger beer.
  3. Add ice and garnish with lime. Done!
*Drink responsibly and never drink & drive. It's not worth the risk to yourself and everyone else.
Gas Thieves Get a Gross Surprise
Someone in Seattle recently learned the importance of watching what you put in your mouth. (Most people learn that as children, but apparently, this guy missed that lesson!)

The thief must have had a real need for gasoline, because he chose to steal it from a tour bus in a very risky way. His grand plan was to siphon gas from the tour bus tank. So, the thief snuck up to the bus during the night, stuck a hose in the tank, and started sucking to start the flow of what he thought was gas.

There was only one HUGE problem. The hose was placed incorrectly- not into the gas tank but instead in the raw sewage holding tank. As a result, instead of siphoning gas, he siphoned sewage! With his mouth!

The owner of the bus, Dennis Quigly, called the police early the next morning, and when police arrived at the scene, they found evidence supporting what Quigly had reported, as well as a 14-year-old boy curled up on the ground, sick.

Quigly declined to press charges because he figured that the boy had been punished enough. "It's the best laugh I've ever had," Quigly told police. 

If that doesn't scare someone straight, I don't know what would! Blech.


Thanks for Reading! 

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