Golf tournament on calendar

DULUTH - The Kiwanis Club of Duluth will be hosting its 17th Annual Golf Tournament this May.

The course, at Dacula's Hamilton Mill Golf Club, is designed by Fred Couples. It is hilly and saturated with hardwood trees. The greens are large, and numerous sand bunkers have been incorporated into the course's design. Water hazards come into play on two holes.

The tournament will be May 16.

Proceeds from the tournament will go to support many charities, including Hearts Everywhere Reaching Out (H.E.R.O.) for Children, an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of children infected with and affected by HIV/AIDS, Operation One Voice, an organization dedicated to raising funds and awareness for the financial needs of the children of fallen Special Operations Forces, and Rainbow Village an organization that provides homeless families and their children safe homes and a strong support system.

The entry fee for individual golfers is $150 and many sponsorship opportunities exist. For more information, contact Rich Mistretta at 770-232-9778 or visit the club's Web site at

Senior Idol contest planned for May

DULUTH - A Senior Idol competition will come to Duluth in early May.

The four-county event will land in Gwinnett May 8 at the Parc at Duluth. The talent competition is intended to bring fun and camaraderie to local senior communities with some special recognition for the top performers. At each location, a grand prize, first runner-up and second runner-up will be awarded. The grand prize winner will be invited to perform at a 55-plus Senior Harvest Dance in mid-October at Johns Creek Baptist Church.

Contestants must be at least 62 years old. Registration can be made by calling Gary Smith at 678-462-0299.

Gwinnett Gab appears in the Thursday and Sunday editions of the Gwinnett Daily Post.