Gwinnett Gab 7/15/07

Troops get cards

LAWRENCEVILLE - More than 2,500 cards were sent to troops in Iraq for the Fourth of July.

In all, 2,895 cards and 10 phone cards were sent overseas as part of Operation: Thanks for Freedom.

The annual Christmas/holiday card drive is scheduled from Oct. 1 to Nov. 24.

To participate, send an e-mail to lovefromhome@gmail.com or send cards in unsealed envelopes to Kat Orr at Operation: Thanks for Freedom! P.O. Box 1660, Loganville, GA 30052.

Trip to zoo offered

NORCROSS - Travel with the Pinckneyville Community Center to Zoo Atlanta on July 30.

The cost is $10 plus the cost of admission to the zoo, $18 for ages 12 and up and $13 ages eight to 11. Registration is required.

Children must be accompanied by an adult. The Pinckneyville Community Center is located at 4650 Peachtree Industrial Blvd. in Norcross.

Call 770-417-2212 for more information.

Duluth honored

DULUTH - For the third year, Duluth was named a National Main Street City.

The Georgia Department of Community Affairs Commissioner Mike Beatty presented awards to 78 cities recognized for their community's downtown development programs.

The Main Street program uses a comprehensive revitalization process originated by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

In 1980, Georgia became one of six pilot states to launch a statewide Main Street program of downtown economic development.

Gwinnett to host senior day

LAWRENCEVILLE - Gwinnett County Health and Human Services hosts a family fun day at the Lawrenceville Senior Center, 225 Benson Street in Rhodes Jordan Park, from 10 a.m. until noon Tuesday.

Entertainment will be provided by Medieval Times and DJ Tom Clark. Meet the king and princess, see the knights from Medieval Times joust and ride in a horse-drawn carriage

The event is free. Food from Chick-fil-A and Bruster's will available at a cost. For more information, call 770-822-8842.

Chateau Elan to raise money for WW II archive

BRASELTON - A fundraiser at Chateau Elan will raise money to capture on-camera interviews with remaining World War II veterans in our country and archive the DVDs in the Library of Congress.

The event will be held July 23. For more information, visit www.honoringww2vets.com or www.TGGClassic.com.

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