Cub Scouts go camping

LILBURN - A local Cub Scout group went camping on a World War II aircraft carrier.

Pack 508, chartered by White Oak Baptist Church in Lilburn, became shipmates aboard the aircraft carrier Yorktown in the Charleston, S.C., harbor.

They toured the Yorktown, the submarine Clamagore, the destroyer Laffey and a Coast Guard cutter, Ingham.

The group ate their meals in the ship's mess aboard the Yorktown and took a boat ride to Fort Sumter, where the Civil War began.

Rotary Club holds Oyster Roast

DULUTH - The Gwinnett Rotary Club hosted its 25th annual Oyster Roast last week. The roast is always held on the first rainy, cold, wet, snowy Wednesday in March.

About 100 people attend the Roast, with the oysters the largest ever from Pearl River in Abbeville, La., this year.

Fred Richards of Buford, Elliott Brack of Norcross and Boyd Duncan of Duluth cooked the oysters.

The event brings together members from the seven Rotary Clubs in Gwinnett and is held at Kurt's Restaurant in Duluth.

County schools host job fair

DULUTH - The county school system will have a teacher's fair Monday.

The Gwinnett County Public Schools' Certified Teacher Employment Fair will be held at the Gwinnett Center Monday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The school system expects to hire 1,200 teachers for 2006-07. Critical need areas include all areas of special education, ESOL teachers, speech language pathologists and teachers for upper-level math and science. Both veteran and new teachers may attend the fair, including student teachers and those currently enrolled in an alternate certification program. While appointments are encouraged, walk-ins will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Those seeking walk-in slots should bring a copy of their teaching license and/or their Praxis II scores. To make an appointment, call:

•Elementary School Staffing at 678-301-6122, 678-301-6085 or 678-301-6121

•Middle School Staffing at 678-301-6058 or 678-301-6052

•High School Staffing at 678-301-6125 or 678-301-6082

•Special Education Staffing at 678-301-6068 or 678-301-6050.

Applications are available online at the GCPS Web site or may be requested by calling 678-301-6073.

South, Brookwood students eligible for scholarships

SNELLVILLE - The Snellville Commerce Club will give two high school students $1,000 scholarships.

One student each from South Gwinnett and Brookwood high schools will receive the scholarship.

The application deadline is April 7 and the awards will be presented at the regular May 16 Commerce Club meeting. Eligibility guidelines are available on the Commerce Club Web site at

The club established the scholarship program to help ambitious student leaders who have demonstrated initiative and business prowess.

Volunteers needed

LAWRENCEVILLE - Volunteers are needed to deliver Meals on Wheels.

The meals are delivered once or twice a month to seniors in the Lawrenceville area by the Gwinnett Department of Family and Children Services. Volunteers must be available for about two hours in the late morning and have a personal vehicle. Volunteers are also required to help with the intake and distribution of Easter baskets between April 3 and 14 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

To apply for either or both activities, call Deborah Barinowski at 678-518-5758 or e-mail debarinowski@

Scholarships available for Suwanee Students

SUWANEE - The Suwanee Business Alliance will award two scholarships, worth $1,000 and $500.

Applications are available to current high school seniors in the 30024 ZIP code, including private school students, those who are home schooled and students at North Gwinnett, Peachtree Ridge and Collins Hill high schools.

Applications must be received by March 31. The winner will be announced April 30. E-mail David Richardson at for the application.

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