Gwinnett Gab 12/20/07

Parks change hours for holidays

LAWRENCEVILLE - Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation's facilities will be closing for several days in observance of the holiday season. During these days, however, parks will still be open for self-directed use.

Saturday, all facilities will close at 6 p.m.

All facilities will be closed Sunday through Christmas. These facilities will resume regular hours of operation Dec. 26.

Facilities will also close at 6 p.m. Dec. 31.

Facilities will also be closed Jan. 1.

For more information, visit www.gwinnettparks.com or call 770-822-8840.

Woman wins lottery

LAWRENCEVILLE - A Lawrenceville woman has collected $100,000 from the Georgia Lottery. Maria Enriquez won a top prize playing the instant game $100,000 Monopoly.

BK One Stop, located at 2429 U.S. Highway 29 in Lawrenceville, sold the lucky ticket.

Enriquez, 25, is a caregiver for the elderly and also works at a laundry. She is still deciding how to use her winnings but is already planning a trip to Texas to see her family.

Residents donate for Katrina relief

LAWRENCEVILLE - Local residents helped raise more than $85,000 for Habitat for Humanity after donating at Hair Cuttery salons.

Nearly 1,000 salons participated in the campaign, raising a total of $88,752 - enough to build a new home for a family in the New Orleans region that was left homeless in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.