Gwinnett Gab Suwanee seeks logo design ideas

SUWANEE - The Suwanee Day planning committee seeks submissions of original artwork or graphic design for use as its official 2007 festival logo.

The designer of the selected artwork will receive a $500 cash prize, and their design will be used on this year's Suwanee Day T-shirts, posters and other promotional materials.

The submission deadline is June 1. The Suwanee Day festival, an annual "celebration of community," will be held Sept. 15 at Town Center Park.

Original artwork including paintings, drawings and photographs, will be accepted as will digitally created designs. Submitted designs should be versatile and reproduce well on T-shirts and as posters.

Last year's design winner was Amy Maffei of Buford. Her classic design highlighted Town Center Park using iconic representations of children, nature, and Town Center Park. During last year's competition, 31 artists submitted 57 entries for consideration.

In addition to the $500 cash prize, the winning artist will be featured in Suwanee Day promotional materials and have an opportunity to ride in the Suwanee Day parade. All submitted artwork will be exhibited during a Suwanee Day sponsor event as well as at the festival.

For more information and an application, visit www.suwaneeday.com.

Sorority offers scholarships

LAWRENCEVILLE - The first black Greek letter sorority in Gwinnett County is seeking applicants for the Beauty P. Baldwin Scholarship

Members of Upsilon Alpha Omega Graduate Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority plan to award eight scholarships this spring in their efforts to educate the next generation of leaders in Gwinnett.

The Beauty P. Baldwin Scholarship was established to honor the first black female superintendent in Georgia. Baldwin is also a charter member of Upsilon Alpha Omega Graduate Chapter.

Scholarships will be awarded to black women already accepted to an accredited four-year college or university. In addition to a 3.5 GPA, applicants must possess leadership potential, good character and have participated in community service activities.

Applications and information have been forwarded to all Gwinnett County high schools. To access the application or for more information, candidates should see their high school counselor or www.upsilonalphaomega.com. Deadline for applications is April 9.

Officer honored

for military service

DULUTH - Duluth police officer Lt. Bill Stevens received a certificate of appreciation for patriotic civilian service from the Army.

The certificate was presented by the 3rd Battalion/5th Special Forces Group for contributions to Operation One Voice that honor veterans, fallen soldiers and the families they have left behind.

Stevens will travel to MacDill Air Force Base to attend the United States Special Operations Command's Care Coalition Conference on behalf of the city of Duluth and Operation One Voice. During the conference, Stevens will be presenting the SOCOM chaplains 19 iPods and 10 sets of external speaker systems. The iPods and speakers are donated by Operation One Voice and are intended for deployed special operations teams around the world.

They will be loaded with sermons, lectures and music and are given to soldiers that have minimal contact with larger American bases or area chaplains.

For more information about Operation One Voice, see www.operationonevoice.org.