GUIDE seeking youth board members

LAWRENCEVILLE - GUIDE (Gwinnett United in Drug Education) Inc. is looking for energetic, dedicated high school students to serve on its youth advisory board.

GUIDE is a nonprofit community-based drug prevention agency that coordinates drug abuse prevention programs in the Gwinnett County area.

Teens interested in joining the advisory board should attend a meeting from 4 to 6 p.m. April 3 at the Rhodes Jordan Community Center.

To RSVP, Call 678-377-4133 or e-mail ivelisse@guideinc.org.

To learn more about GUIDE, visit www.guideinc.org.

Foster kids take part in egg hunt

DULUTH - More than 50 foster children attended an Easter Eggstravaganza at W.P. Jones Park last week.

In the fifth annual event, foster children and their families searched for more than 2,000 plastic eggs to put in their baskets. They also played games with the Easter Bunny.

"It was a great time," Foster Children's Foundation Director Suzanne Geske said. "The kids always have a ball."

Central Gwinnett to host Harlem Wizards

LAWRENCEVILLE - Central Gwinnett High School will host the Harlem Wizards basketball team Tuesday.

The Wizards will be playing teachers and staff from all over the Central cluster in the school's gym at 7 p.m. Other teachers and staff will be cheerleaders.

This is a Parent Teacher Student Association sponsored event. The cost is $8 for students and $10 for adults for presale tickets and $10 for everyone at the door. Money raised will go toward scholarships that PTSA awards to graduating seniors.

Order presale tickets at any of the schools in the cluster and pick them up the night of the basket ball game.

Local veterans receive cash

DULUTH - Local veterans injured while serving in Iraq or Afghanistan received $500 each.

Kevin Patterson, Chris Brewer and Deborah Hong received the money from the Duluth American Legion Post 251.

The funds - $500,000 from The Coalition to Salute America's Heroes - are being divided into $500 grants and awarded to veterans of Afghanistan and Iraq across the country who are rated with disabilities of 30 percent or more.

"We can never fully heal all the trauma of war, but we can show our gratitude to those who went in harm's way for America," Post Commander Bobby Witt said.

The Coalition to Salute America's Heroes is a nonprofit organization that was created to provide a way for individuals, corporations and others to help severely wounded and disabled Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom veterans and their families rebuild their lives. For more information, visit www.saluteheroes.org.

The American Legion was founded in 1919. For more information, see www.legion.org.

Any wartime veteran who does not belong to The American Legion and wants to join can call or visit any Legion Post for eligibility information and an application. Chattahoochee Post 251 is located at 2760 Ga. Highway 120, Duluth, GA 30096. The telephone number is 770-623-4504.

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