Fire Station No. 11 wins grill contest

NORCROSS - Gwinnett County Fire Station No. 11 made the winning recipe in the recent Grill-Off Challenge and Summer Safety Event at BJ's Membership Club on Cash Court.

Capt. Rick Schreiman created the winning recipe for a tough-rub pork tenderloin, said Capt. Thomas Rutledge, spokesman for the Gwinnett County Fire Department.

Station No. 11, which is on Live Oak Parkway in Norcross, won a $500 BJ's gift card. The club also donated $1,000 to the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation.

Station Nos. 1, 4 and 23, all of Norcross, also competed in the event.

Registration now open for fire race

LAWRENCEVILLE - The Gwinnett County Fire Department is holding its annual 5K Run/Walk on Saturday at Tribble Mill Park.

Registration begins at

7 a.m., and the race starts at 8:30 a.m. Runners and walkers can register in advance for $15 or pay $20 on race day.

All proceeds benefit Gwinnett County Fire personnel and their families who are facing financial hardship due to serious illness, injury, death or other personal emergency.

Participants may register online at or call Karen Prescott at the Fire Department at 678-518-4817.

Lawrenceville co-op gets $10,000 grant

LAWRENCEVILLE - The Jackson EMC Foundation has given a $10,000 grant to the Lawrenceville Cooperative Ministry to help the organization provide clients with emergency food supplies.

Each month, the ministry distributes more than 20,000 cans of food to more than 500 different households. Employment cutbacks in landscaping, construction and housekeeping have increased the demand for emergency food resources.

Clients may get a supply of food - canned and boxed items that supply a week's nutritionally balanced diet - every 30 days. The emergency food supply buys time for individuals and families to deal with difficult and frequently temporary circumstances, with a goal of helping them get back on their feet.

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