Suwanee honors construction, renovation

SUWANEE - The city of Suwanee recently honored four renovation projects and a newly constructed office building with its annual Swan-ee Awards.

Established last year, the Swan-ee Awards recognize construction, renovation and landscaping projects that are aesthetically pleasing and enhance the Suwanee community.

Suwanee Mayor Dave Williams presented awards to the following recipients:

· Pastors Sam and Sandy Gasaway for design and renovation over a 7-year period of the Christian Worship Center on White Street.

· Jeannette Pierce and Sherri Coffman for renovation of their Davis Street home.

· Joy and Cody Smith, mother and son co-owners of Revival Salon on Main Street, for their makeover of what is purported to be the oldest building in Suwanee.

· Dr. Bill and Sheila Williams for expansion and renovation of the Suwanee Dental Care office building on Suwanee Dam Road.

· Zebra Construction Co. for construction of its new 23,160-square-foot headquarters building in Swiftwater Park.

Collins Hill grad gets HHS award

LAWRENCEVILLE - Collins Hill graduate Kyle Maynard was honored during a ceremony celebrating National Disability Employment Awareness Month.

Maynard, born with congenital amputation of all four limbs, is a champion wrestler, author, motivational speaker, advocate and role model. He received the Persons with Disabilities Across the Lifespan Award from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Other honorees include Dr. Alim Louis Benabid, a pioneering scientist and recipient of the International Award; Dr. Phyllis Magrab of the Georgetown University Medical Center, recipient of the Pioneer for Persons with Disabilities Award; Dr. Joseph Rosen of the Walter Reed Medical Center, recipient of the Health/Service Provider for Persons with Disabilities Award; Emily P. Kingsley, an Emmy-award winning writer of "Sesame Street" and recipient of the Entertainment Industry Award; and Dora Ricks of HHS, recipient of the 2008 Certificate of Appreciation.

Nonprofit seeks pet food donations

LAWRENCEVILLE - Daffy's Pet Soup Kitchen in Lawrenceville needs more pet food, especially dry cat food, to be able to assist families during the holidays.

Pet food may be dropped off at the nonprofit organization from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday and 3 to 6 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.

Daffy's Pet Soup Kitchen is located at 2160 Oakland Industrial Court, Suite 100, in Lawrenceville.

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