Kroger to host

golf tournament

DACULA - Kroger will host a charity golf tournament Monday at the Trophy Club of Apalachee in Dacula. The event will held in memory of Robert Hoyle, a loyal and dedicated associate of 37 years with Kroger's Atlanta Division in Gwinnett County who lost his life earlier this year to lung cancer.

Hoyle, a former manager of the Loganville Kroger, organized the first Casino Night, an annual event that raises funds for the AFLAC Children's Cancer Center at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. Casino Night is still held each year and brings together numerous residents throughout the metro area.

Hoyle was very active in the community, and his volunteer efforts included raising funds for the March of Dimes, sitting on the board of directors of the Loganville Chamber of Commerce, working with Magill Elementary School and organizing golf tournaments to benefit various charities. Hoyle said he became interested in volunteer efforts because it seemed like a good business decision, and he valued the opportunity to give back to his community.

Proceeds from the tournament will benefit the American Cancer Society for Lung Research and continue to show Kroger's commitment to educating Atlantans about the importance of giving back to the communities they live in. Additional fund-raising opportunities will take place throughout the day and will benefit hospice care.


to be closed

SUWANEE - A section of the Suwanee Creek Greenway will be closed for maintenance from Aug. 21 to 23.

The city of Suwanee will close a section of the 4-mile greenway from McGinnis Ferry Road to Martin Farm Road (weather permitting) so the non-slip surface on boardwalk areas can be replaced. The remainder of the greenway, from McGinnis Ferry to Suwanee Creek Park and Martin Farm Road to George Pierce Park, will remain open.

Police win award

SNELLVILLE - Representatives of the city of Snellville and the Snellville Police Department won third place in the Governor's Office of Highway Safety 2006 Governor's Challenge.

They received the award at a luncheon at the Georgia International Conference Center in College Park on Wednesday.

The Snellville Police Department won third place in Class Three, which are police agencies with 25 to 50 officers. In addition to the trophy awarded for this accomplishment, the Governor's Office of Highway Safety also awarded Snellville Police Department a $3,000 credit for equipment to be purchased from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety online store.

Reading to be held

at Piedmont Park

ATLANTA - Celebrities will take part in reading "The Little Engine That Could" at Piedmont Park from 2 to

6 p.m. Aug. 24.

Organizers hope to set the world record for the number of children reading the same book with an adult on the same day.

This is a national campaign aimed at connecting adults to the powerful learning relationships all children need before they enter kindergarten.

This campaign is supported by Starbucks and their other corporate partners.

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