GNLI taking


LAWRENCEVILLE - The Gwinnett Neighborhood Leadership Institute is looking for future leaders.

The 13-year-old program empowers residents to promote positive change in their neighborhoods and communities.

The program includes seven training classes and participants become part of a team that implements and completes a community improvement project.

The GNLI is accepting applications for the next session. Apply at or call 770-995-3339.

Impact Group

to have reception

DULUTH - The Impact Group is hosting a NeighborWorks Week reception from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday.

The Community Partner Reception is a way of saying thank you for contributions to help The Impact Group.

R.S.V.P. to 678-808-4477 by Tuesday.

The group is also sprucing up its Resource Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

For more information about the cleanup project or to volunteer to help, call Tom Enright, community involvement manager, at 678-808-4448 or e-mail tom.enright@theimpactgroup


Church to hold Bible school

LAWRENCEVILLE - Sola Fide Lutheran Church and School invites all children age 2 through those entering eighth grade to attend Making Tracks Vacation Bible School from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. June 4-8.

There is no cost to enroll. Enrollment forms can be downloaded from the church's Web site at or by calling the office at 770-972-1771.

Local girl wins

fiddle contest

LAWRENCEVILLE - Aerin DeJarnette of Snellville won the Randall Franks Trophy at the 1890s Days Jamboree on May 26.

DeJarnette, 17, first won her 16-21 age category for the chance to compete. In the fiddle-off, she faced Ashley Sullivan, winner of the 22-50 category, of Mount Juliet, Tenn., who placed second, and Mack Snoderly of Clyde, N.C., winner of the 51-and-up category who placed third.

Fiddlers and cloggers from five states descended on Ringgold on May 26 to compete in the 1890s Days Jamboree Fiddlers Contest.

DeJarnette began fiddling at age 5 with an interest in bluegrass music cultivated by attending multiple festivals with her grandparents. She is a member of "Fiddling Siblings" with her older brother and younger sister, who also play fiddle. She has competed in competitions in Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee. Former awards include Georgia Official State Beginning Fiddler Champion and the Junior Fiddle and Open Division champ at Annual Southeastern Cowboy Gathering Fiddle Contest.

Twenty-six fiddlers rosined up their bows and more than 50 cloggers kicked up their heels to win over $5,500 in prize money.

CID donates funds

LAWRENCEVILLE - The Gwinnett Village Community Improvement District has donated $150,000 to Partnership Gwinnett.

The CID committed $30,000 a year for five years.

At its May meeting, the board also voted to elect Jeff Lucas of Prologis to a three-year term. He is responsible for leasing and marketing the company's land and buildings in north Atlanta. Prologis is the world's largest owner, manager and developer of distribution facilities.

Shiv Aggarwal and Michael Deming were re-elected chairman and vice chairman of the board.

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