Donation to GSPCA helps fund vaccines for 75 puppies

LAWRENCEVILLE - A PetDoc donation has provided four metro Atlanta rescue organizations, including one in Gwinnett County, with funds to buy 75 puppy vaccinations.

Among those receiving donations is the Georgia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in Suwanee. Others also benefiting from the gift are PAWS Atlanta, Atlanta Pet Rescue & Adoption and Mostly Mutts Animal Rescue and Adoption.

Sorority, service organization to host ball in Atlanta

LAWRENCEVILLE - The Upsilon Alpha Omega Graduate Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and the Gwinnett Pearls of Service Foundation present the fifth Biennial Debutante Cotillion and Scholarship Ball at 6:30 p.m April 12 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis.

The Debutante Cotillion was designed for young women transitioning from high school to college. This formal affair is the culminating activity of months of enriching activities including mentoring, self-empowering/self-esteem building workshops, social activities, cultural outings and a mother/daughter luncheon for participants.

Proceeds from the ball will benefit the Beauty P. Baldwin Scholarship Fund. In 2007, Upsilon Alpha Omega awarded eight scholarships to college-bound black female students and for the first time ever awarded an additional scholarship to a promising black male.

Tickets are $55 each and the pageant is open to the public. For more information or to purchase tickets, e-mail For more information on the chapter's programs, log on to

10K race planned in Norcross

NORCROSS - Norcross Neighbors and the United Peachtree Corners Civic Association are jointly sponsoring the Corners to Crossing 10K and Musicfest.

Proceeds for the April 19 event will go to the Robert D. Fowler YMCA in Peachtree Corners and other local charities.

The Musicfest portion, concluding with the popular Banks and Shane, is a day of music, children's games and other family oriented events that is designed to welcome in the spring. To volunteer at the run, please email with your name, phone number, e-mail address and shirt size.

For more information, go to