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Gwinnett Gab 5/29/2008

Rotary Club honors firefighter, police officer

DULUTH - The Gwinnett Rotary Club recently named the Firefighter of the Year and the Police Officer of the Year.

Gwinnett County firefighter Brian Ward and Gwinnett County police officer Cleo Atwater both received a plaque and a $500 check from the Rotary Club.

The Rotary Club bestows this honor each year to show its gratitude and appreciation for the work firefighters and police officers do each day to keep the community safe and the quality of life strong, according to a news release.

Gwinnett nonprofit receives award

LAWRENCEVILLE - The Head Start Program of the Partnership for Community Action, a nonprofit organization that serves Gwinnett County, recently won the Certificate of Excellence from the Administration for Children and Families.

Head Start provides comprehensive critical development, education and health services to pregnant women, disadvantaged children from birth to age 5 and their families to improve their long-term school and employment prospects, according to a news release.

The Partnership for Community Action, which also serves residents of DeKalb and Rockdale counties, helps low-income citizens transition from poverty to self-sufficiency.

Car show to honor house fire victims

BUFORD - The second annual Hottest Whip, Bikes and Trucks Show will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday at The Hideaway, a sports bar and grill at 4264 Buford Drive in Buford.

The show was planned to honor house fire victims Evelyn Strickland, her daughter, J'Laine Strickland, and her grandchildren, J'Majiuan Tysheim Stringer and J'Lasia Asiyne Stringer.

Trophies will be given away for the best car, bike and truck. Plaques will be awarded in six categories.

Vehicles can be registered for $25 until 3:30 p.m. on the day of the event.

Braselton summer movies debut

BRASELTON - Braselton's summer Movies Under the Stars series begins Saturday evening in Braselton Park.

"Bee Movie," an animated family comedy starring Jerry Seinfeld and Renee Zellweger, will be shown at dusk or at about 8:30 p.m. at the park, which is one block west of Ga. Highway 53 in historic downtown Braselton.

Moviegoers are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets.

The free event is sponsored by the Braselton Visitors Bureau Authority.

Dacula retiree wins $52,000 in lottery

DACULA - A Dacula retiree is celebrating a $52,000 Georgia Lottery win.

Gaylord Lundeen matched five out of six numbers plus the Free Ball in the April 23 Win for Life drawing and won the game's second prize of $1,000 a week for a year.

CITGO Food Mart at 2490 Cruise Road in Lawrenceville sold the Quik Pik ticket.

Lundeen, 64, retired from Scientific Atlanta as a material analyst. He is married with two adult children and two grandchildren, ages 4 and 2.

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