Thursday, December 20, 2007
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Gwinnett Daily Post
Wal-Mart to celebrate Three Kings
LILBURN - Santa Claus won't be the only celebrity at the Wal-Mart in Lilburn this holiday season. The Three Kings, an honored Latin American tradition, will also make an appearance.
Latin Americans celebrate Three Kings Day on Jan. 6, a day on which the three wise men who visited the baby Jesus leave gifts for sleeping children - much like the American Santa Claus.
Wal-Mart in Lilburn, as well as select Wal-Marts across the nation, will feature the Hispanic-themed holiday from Dec. 26 to Jan. 6. Customers will be offered Rosca de Reyes (Kings' Cake) and traditional hot chocolate.
Many Wal-Marts will feature the Abuelita (grandmother) Dolls, designed by a Hispanic vendor, that sing traditional Spanish lullabies.
Wal-Mart is located at 4004 Lawrenceville Highway in Lilburn.
Board of Realtors names president
ATLANTA - Scott Simpson, managing broker of Prudential Georgia Realty Cobb Roswell location, was named the 2008 President of the Atlanta Board of Realtors at the board's 97th annual business meeting Dec. 5.
Simpson also served on the Grievance and the Executive Committee for the Board, served as Chairman on the Indoctrination Committee and holds a lifetime membership in the board's Million Dollar Club.
The board has more than 9,000 members. Simpson will be its 82nd president.