Four girls donate long locks to charity

SUWANEE - Four friends got haircuts last week at the Fantastic Sam's Salon in Suwanee. Nine-year-old Lauren Borders, 12-year-old Mira Garrett and sisters Emily and Allison Kaman, 12 and 10, donated ponytails of at least 10 inches in length to Locks of Love.

Locks of Love is a nonprofit organization that provides hairpieces to disadvantaged children under the age of 18 with medical hair loss.

The girls have been friends since they were toddlers and attend Pleasant Hill Presbyterian Church in Duluth. They thought it would be a worthwhile endeavor to grow their hair out and share it with children in need. The friends also had a fun time getting their haircuts done together.

Police Department gets defibrillators

SUWANEE - Mitsubishi Electric-HVAC Advanced Products Division recently donated two defibrillators to the Suwanee Police Department.

Presenting the automated external defibrillators to Sgt. Elias Casanas were Mitsubishi's William Rau, senior vice president and general manager; Bud Nardello, national director of sales; John Gabilondo, director of operations and logistics; and Gloria Franklin, administrative coordinator.

The defibrillators, which cost almost $1,800 each, help revive individuals in cardiac arrest by giving the heart a controlled electric shock. One defibrillator will be kept in the patrol supervisor's vehicle for each shift and the other at the Police Department.

State candidate to speak at Barrow builders meeting

WINDER - State Sen. Brian Kemp, a Republican candidate for Agriculture Commissioner, will address the Barrow County Builders Association Membership Meeting on Monday. Main Street Bank is sponsoring the meeting and The Master's Table is catering. The meeting begins at noon at The Hostess House in Winder.

In addition to Kemp's presentation, the association will discuss builder licensing review sessions, plans for BCBA's annual meeting/officer installation and the membership drive. Call the office at 770-867-2607 with any questions or to learn more about opportunities to partner with the builders association.

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