Cleanup to be held

• BRASELTON - In conjunction with the Great American Cleanup, Braselton and the Braselton Mulberry Riverwalk volunteers will hold a cleanup Saturday.

Volunteers should meet at the wooden bridge that crosses from Mulberry Park to the township at 9 a.m. The cleanup will go until noon.

The Town will have gloves, bags and gifts for all volunteers. For more information, e-mail Jennifer Scott at

City beautifies park

• SNELLVILLE - The city of Snellville will hold its fourth annual park beautification day April 14 at T.W. Briscoe Park.

The day will begin at

8:30 a.m. with a complimentary breakfast and project assignments will be given at 9 a.m.

There will be lunch and an Arbor Day celebration at noon. The Snellville Recycling Center will also be offering tours of the facility throughout the day.

Register by visiting the Briscoe Park office or For more information, call 770-985-3535.

Student wins

service award

• SUGAR HILL - A student at Sugar Hill's Sycamore Elementary School was awarded $1,000 to launch a service-learning project for National & Global Youth Service Day.

Kiara Lyle is one of 100 winners. Her project is "Dinner and a Movie," and she and children from Mocha Moms of North Gwinnett Chapter partnered with the Gwinnett Children Shelter to prepare a healthy dinner for all of the children in the shelter and staff and will include a basket with a few of their favorite movies and goodies.

With the help of a health teacher at Sycamore Elementary, the children will learn about good fats and sugar and utilize the Food Guide Pyramid for food preparation. In addition, the children of Riverside Elementary First and third grade classes are spearheading an underwear drive for the children of the shelter and the class that collects the most underwear will receive an ice cream social. The project will take place April 21 at Collins Hill Community School.

Seminar held for retirees Thursday

• SUWANEE - Retirees and those approaching retirement are invited to attend a "Seniors Awareness" workshop hosted by The Lloyd Group Inc., a retirement planning and asset preservation firm based in Suwanee, at the George Pierce Community Center.

The workshop will be offered at 11 a.m. Thursday and will be conducted by Mark Lloyd, The Lloyd Group Inc.'s president and founder.

A Certified Estate Planner, Lloyd's presentation focuses on the myriad challenges facing retirees today, including preserving assets from the expensive cost of nursing home care, reducing taxes on social security income, avoiding nursing home stays with Home Care Programs, increasing spendable income during retirement and managing an estate using wills, trusts, living wills and power of attorney.

Lloyd will also discuss the changes in Georgia's Medicaid Estate Recovery Program, which may affect the equity in patient's homes.

The workshop will also include information on ways to shelter retirement and 401(k) savings from future losses and how to receive high interest income with no risk of principal.

The workshop is free and food will be provided, but seating is limited. Reservations are required and can be made by calling The Lloyd Group Inc. at 800-450-2737. The George Pierce Community Center is located at 55 Buford Highway in Suwanee.

Road race set for Tribble Mill Park

• GRAYSON - The Spring Tribble Trot Road Race will be held at Tribble Mill Park at 8 a.m. April 14.

Participants will run a paved course of 3.1 miles through the wooded terrain of Tribble Mill Park at 2125 Tribble Mill Parkway in Lawrenceville. Preregistration is $15 and includes a T-shirt for the race. The fee is $20 on race day.

Medals will be given to the top three runners and winners in multiple age categories.

Call 770-814-4920 for more information.

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