Ride raises funds for cancer research

LAWRENCEVILLE - Walton Electric Membership Corp.'s fifth annual Power of Hope Ride will be held Saturday to benefit the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life.

Over the past four years, the ride raised $19,000. More than 300 people attended last year's ride.

Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. at Walton EMC's headquarters on U.S. Highway 78, four miles east of Monroe. The ride begins at 10:30 a.m. and lasts about two hours.

A donation of $20 for one person or $30 for two or more includes a ride T-shirt and barbecue lunch. Motorcyclists can enjoy music and other activities, including a live auction, door prizes and a 50/25/25 drawing.

Call 770-267-5551 or e-mail slowrance@waltonemc.com for more information. A flier can be downloaded from the Walton EMC Web site at www.waltonemc.com. All bikes are welcome.

Man wins lottery

DULUTH - A Duluth man won a $150,000 prize in the Georgia Lottery.

Marcos Lawrence won the top prize in the Giant Jumbo Bucks instant game. He bought the winning ticket at the Chevron Food Mart at 2220 Pleasant Hill Road in Duluth.

Lawrence, 38, works as a textile-machine repairman. He is married with one son.

Group performs

LAWRENCEVILLE - Caledonia Swing will perform at the Gwinnett History Museum on Friday as part of the Coffeehouse Nights.

Doors open at 8 p.m. and music starts at 8:30 p.m. Starbucks coffee, drinks and light desserts will be available for purchase.

The museum is located inside the Lawrenceville Female Seminary at 455 South Perry St. in Lawrenceville. Call 770-822-5178 to receive the monthly newsletter, Java Jottings.

Admission $4 for museum members and $5 for nonmembers. Alcohol and smoking are prohibited.

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