Retirement community celebrates fifth anniversary

DULUTH - Parc at Duluth celebrated its fifth anniversary Nov. 6 with a black-tie event held in the community's elegant dining room.

Guests were treated to an evening of fine dining, dancing and music by the Atlanta Blue Notes Orchestra.

Special recognition was given to 12 charter residents of the independent senior living apartment community, who were presented with five long-stemmed roses, representing each year they have lived at Parc. Three employees were also honored and presented with a Tiffany bowl to mark their five years of service with Parc Communities.

This celebration marked the culmination of several events held during the past several months in appreciation of businesses, medical professionals, civic organizations and public service officials who have supported Parc at Duluth.

Fraternity holds jazz night

DULUTH - A Taste of Kappa "A Jazz Affair" will be held at 9 p.m. Dec. 5 at LeJean's Café at 3330 Satellite Blvd. in Duluth.

The night will feature smooth live jazz, a wide variety of delicious desserts and some of LeJean's fine wines. The event is sponsored by the Lawrenceville-Duluth Alumni chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity.

Admission is $5 or an unwrapped youth gift. All collected toys will be donated to the Gwinnett Department of Family and Children Services for the upcoming holiday season.

Sorority sets pageant orientation

LAWRENCEVILLE - The Upsilon Alpha Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and The Gwinnett Pearls of Service Foundation will hold the 2009 Little Miss AKA Pageant Contestant and Parent Orientation from 10 a.m. to noon Dec. 6 in the Hopewell Christian Academy cafeteria at 182 Hunter Street in Norcross.

The Little Miss AKA Pageant, the first of its kind in Gwinnett County, is held biennially and is designed for girls aged 7 to 10. The 2009 pageant is the culminating activity of six months of events such as self-empowering workshops, field trips, a mother/daughter luncheon, and talent showcase for "little misses."

Proceeds from the pageant will benefit the Beauty P. Baldwin Scholarship Fund and programs such as mentoring, business networking, entrepreneur training and environmental beautification.

The Gwinnett Pearls of Service Foundation is the nonprofit affiliate of Upsilon Alpha Omega Graduate Chapter. Hailed as the premier Greek-letter organization in Gwinnett County, the chapter serves Gwinnett County under the leadership of President Geri Baldwin Gonzalez and has more than 100 members.

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