Author to sign book

SUWANEE - Mark Lloyd will sign copies of his first book Saturday.

"Protect Yourself and Those You Love: Estate Planning Essentials" is a 171-page reference guide for the soon-to-be-retired.

Lloyd, founder of the Suwanee-based estate-planning firm The Lloyd Group, will sign the books at the Buford Barnes and Noble at The Mall of Georgia from 2 to 4 p.m.

Grants given to local charities

DULUTH - Two Gwinnett County organizations have received $15,000 grants.

The Gwinnett Housing Resource Partnership in Duluth has been awarded a grant for its Home Investment Academy program and the Hope Clinic in Lawrenceville has been awarded a grant to expand the services provided to the working poor of Gwinnett County.

The money is the maximum grant awarded by the Jackson EMC Foundation.

HIA provides money management classes in both English and Spanish to less fortunate Gwinnett County residents to prepare them for home ownership. The program's goal is to give home buyers and homeowners alike the education and resources to be able to attain and maintain homes, while fostering a sense of community among neighbors.

Grant funds will be used for educational materials, instruction service and HIA program administrative costs.

Hope Clinic provides primary care and internal medicine for families and individuals at prices that the uninsured can afford.

Grant funds will be used to provide funds to make a bilingual, part-time physician's assistant position full-time, providing more service for a growing demand for care.

The members of Jackson EMC fund the foundation by participating in Operation Round Up, a program that rounds up monthly electric bills to the next dollar amount.

Theatre to host 'Get Up and Go'

WINDER - The Winder-Barrow Community Theatre's Children's Playhouse Division presented "Get Up and Go" July 14.

The audience members of both shows enjoyed the play as well as the chance to make paper airplanes, eat refreshments, and get their pictures taken with the cast.

"Get Up and Go" presented the history of transportation from cave man days to space flight.

Monday was the starting date of the last week of Drama Camp at the Barrow County Leisure Services Center.

Teen honored in pageant

LILBURN - A local teen was honored at the Miss Teen of Georgia Scholarship and Recognition Pageant.

Kelsey Bates, 16, was awarded the Poise and Personality Projection Award and the Runway Model Award.

The pageant was held in Macon earlier this month, with 61 girls participating.

Kelsey will be a junior at Brookwood High School this fall.

Teen moves to national pageant

DULUTH - A Duluth High School student competed in the National American Miss Georgia Teen Pageant earlier this month.

Caterina Li, 17, will compete in the national pageant in Los Angeles this Thanksgiving.

In all, 116 girls participated. Caterina won the talent award and best resume, and was first runner-up for best actress and academic achievement awards. She performed the third movement of Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata on the piano.

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