Lake Lanier Shore Sweep to be held
LAKE LANIER - The Lake Lanier Association's Shore Sweep 2006 will take place on Saturday.
The event will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fourteen participating marinas and parks around the lake will provide volunteers with bags to collect trash from the shore.
In Gwinnett County, Lanier Harbor Marina will have a Dumpster for trash only. Other participating marinas close to Gwinnett include Holiday Marina, Lazy Days Marina and Lake Lanier Islands.
Styrofoam collected at the south end of the lake may be taken to Sawnee Park where it will be collected by Gwinnett County Adopt-A-Stream representatives.
In return for a full bag of trash, the volunteers will receive either a free T-shirt or, for Scouts, a Shore Sweep 2006 patch and an invitation to the Shore Sweep volunteer appreciation party at Lanier Park on Buford Dam Road that afternoon from 1 to 4 p.m. Volunteers will enjoy free food, entertainment and a chance to win great door prizes.
For more information, visit www.lakelanier.org or call 770-503-7757.
Local resident gets service award
LAWRENCEVILLE - William Paden of Lawrenceville received The Congressional Award Gold Medal, the highest honor for youth service at a ceremony in Washington, D.C.
Members of Congress, including Senate and House leadership, presented Paden and 242 other awardees with gold medals. Members of Congress, including Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., and Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa., were on hand to congratulate the award recipients.
In earning his medal, Paden completed more than 400 hours of voluntary public service by unloading, sorting and delivering food to needy area families and working at the senior center providing computer training. For personal development, he worked as a finance manager for junior achievement. Paden competed in the local science fair, earning first place for his pinhole camera project and third for his caloric content entry. For physical fitness, he earned eight belt advancements in Tae-kwon-do, and for the Expedition portion, he planned a trout fishing and camping trip in the mountains for his 4-H shotgun club.
The Congressional Award, a public-private partnership, is a noncompetitive program open to youths ages 14-23, regardless of mental or physical challenges or socioeconomic status. The Congressional Award Foundation teaches participants to set and achieve personally challenging goals that build character and foster community service, personal development and citizenship.
into hall of fame
LAWRENCEVILLE - Bob DuVall became the 18th Georgian to be inducted into the Georgia Trapshooting Hall
DuVall joined the American Trapshooting Association at the age of 12. In 1989, he won the Kentucky State Doubles Open Championship. He proceeded to win the Georgia Class AA Singles in 1995 and the Class AA Doubles in 1994 and 1995. DuVall won the Georgia Peach State Handicap Championship in 1990, and in 1991, he won the Georgia Handicap State Championship, winning his first of two Georgia State Handicap Championships and the first of his six major Georgia State Championships.
In 1997, he won three of the four major championship events, winning the Georgia Singles, Doubles and HOA Championships while earning runner-up in the Handicap Championship. In 1992, DuVall won the ATA Grand American Class A Doubles National Championship.
Induction ceremonies were conducted at Covington's South River Gun Club.
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