Leadership group graduates class

LAWRENCEVILLE - Members of the 13th Gwinnett Neighborhood Leadership Institute graduated Sunday.

The institute deepens a sense of community, teaches participants how to utilize skills they have learned and provides a tangible benefit for the community. Members performed four projects this year.

For more information, see www.gnli.org or call 770-995-3330.

Boutique's sales benefit autism

LAWRENCEVILLE - A portion of all proceeds from sales at a Lawrenceville boutique this Saturday will benefit the SPECTRUM autism support group.

Bri's Boutique is located at 860 Duluth Highway in suite 1020. Its owner, Ophelia Carter-Brown, will open her doors at 11 a.m. and offer free manicures, eyebrow waxing and other services for customers who buy clothing or jewelry.

The shop is named after Carter-Brown's 9-year-old daughter Briun, who is autistic. A representative from SPECTRUM will be on hand to answer questions about autism.

For more information about the event, call 678-457-5420. To learn more about SPECTRUM, see www.atl-spectrum.com.

New lights added to Rabbit Hill Park

LAWRENCEVILLE - New light poles and fixtures were added to Rabbit Hill Park in Dacula.

The new lights, which replaced temporary generator-run lights, are designed to control sky-glow, a form of light pollution, and also minimize the impact of bright light to the surrounding neighborhoods by focusing more light on the fields.

Funding for the project was provided by the 2005 special purpose local option sales tax.

In 2006, more than 2,800 children participated in soccer programs offered by the Dacula Soccer Club, and close to 1,400 recently signed up for the current spring session.

For more information on the Dacula Soccer Club, call 678-407-2100 or visit www.daculasoccer.com.

Barrow budget meeting to be today

WINDER - Barrow County Board of Education members will hold a public meeting at 7 p.m. today to discuss the 2008 budget.

The meeting is open to the public and will be held at the Professional Development Center, 179 W. Athens St., Winder.

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