Emory Eastside staffer, volunteer get Frist awards
SNELLVILLE - Jennifer Mothorp and Barbara Mockler were awarded the Emory Eastside Medical Center's 2005 Frist Humanitarian Awards as employee and volunteer of the year.
Both have also been nominated for the Frist Humanitarian Award, the highest honor within the hospital's parent company.
Frist Humanitarian Award winners will receive a bronze statue, $1,000 in HCA stock, a $5,000 gift to the charity of their choice and $5,000 cash.
Mothorp is the Emergency Department secretary and Mockler has volunteered since 1997, sewing angel gowns for deceased infants and publishing the Auxiliary newsletter for three years, among other activities.
For more information about the awards or the hospital, visit the Web site at www.emoryeastside.com.
Cub Scouts put flags on graves
LILBURN - For Memorial Day, Cub Scout Pack 517 placed 57 American flags on veterans' graves at the Luxomni Baptist Church cemetery.
Scouts and their families also helped clean up the cemetery.
Not all tombstones indicated who was a veteran, but the group found two Civil War veterans, three veterans from World War I, more than 15 World War II veterans, two from the Korean War and one Vietnam veteran.
to raise funds for Special Olympics
DULUTH - Atlanta Falcons coach Jim Mora will hold an annual golf classic Monday at the Tournament Players Club at Sugarloaf in Duluth. This year's sold-out tournament will raise funds for Special Olympics Georgia and the newly created Jim Mora Count On Me Family Foundation.
The tournament, which was sold out last year and raised more than $38,000, has been expanded to include all 27 holes at TPC Sugarloaf. This year, 140 golfers will be grouped in threes and matched up with a celebrity. The format of the golf tournament, which also has been sold out, will allow each participant the opportunity to experience at least nine holes played during the BellSouth Classic.
Each participant can partake in breakfast at the club, a special golf demonstration, lunch out on the course, and several of the 19 special contests out on the courses, including longest and straightest drive contests, closest to the pin contests and six hole-in-one contests. In addition, there will be six qualifiers each nine (18 golfers total) that will compete in the car shootout at the end of the day, with one golfer will win a 2006 Ford Fusion, courtesy of Atlanta Area Ford Stores.
A celebrity-studded awards reception will include a live auction featuring trips to Super Bowl XLI in Miami, Fla., and the 2007 Pro Bowl in Hawaii.
Bronze hole sponsorships are still available for the event. Next year's tournament date has been set for April 16, 2007. For more information or to participate, call 678-485-5324, or log onto www.jmcgc.org.
Program gives away movie tickets
BETHLEHEM - The Ticket Stubs are giving away 60 free movie passes in June.
Each week, the top five people who send the most invitations to their free e-newsletter by visiting their Web site at www.theticketstubs.com win. A winner will also be drawn each Tuesday at Dave's Dawgs at 53 North Jackson St. in Winder.
The winning begins the week of June 7 with Disney's "Cars," continues the week of June 14 with "Nacho Libre" featuring Jack Black and "Garfield: A Tale of Two Kitties," and then the week of June 21 winners will receive passes to "Click" with Adam Sandler.
The Ticket Stubs, Jon Graham and Brian Wages, host a movie review show on News-
Talk 1300 AM WIMO in Winder every Tuesday at noon.
Gwinnett Gab appears in the Thursday and Sunday editions of the Gwinnett Daily Post.