Kids feed 70 families on Thanksgiving

DULUTH - The children at First Baptist Church Duluth and their families will prepare and deliver Thanksgiving meals today to 70 families in need of assistance.

Children who attended the 2008 vacation Bible school raised $4,300 to help people who need assistance. A portion of the money they raised will be used to fund Project: Feed the Need, which will provide fully cooked meals to local families who are in need of food Thanksgiving morning.

In addition to paying for the food, the children and their families also prepare the dishes from scratch and package and deliver the meals, which include roast turkey, cornbread dressing, sweet potato souffle, green beans, cranberry sauce, dinner rolls and dessert.

This is the third year children have funded the project. In 2007, 40 families received meals.

Parkview JROTC receives $25,000 donation for Toys for Tots

LILBURN - The Parkview High School Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps received an anonymous donation of $25,000 in merchandise as it started its 2008 Marine Corps Toys for Tots campaign.

Parkview High was established as a collection point for Toys for Tots three years ago. The collections have increased yearly, and last year the program collected $10,000 in toys and merchandise.

The cadets will collect toys and donations at the following locations:

· Wal-Mart, 1825 Rockbridge Road, Stone Mountain

· Kroger, 3050 Five Forks Trickum Road S.W., Lilburn

· Kroger, 1227 Rockbridge Road, Stone Mountain

For a complete collection schedule, visit

Lawrenceville resident receives scholarship

LAWRENCEVILLE - Luvhina Bien-Aime of Lawrenceville received a scholarship recently at the Partnership for Community Action's 42nd annual banquet.

The Partnership for Community Action is a nonprofit agency that provides opportunities for low-income families to become self-sufficient through services and partnerships with various public and private organizations. The organization serves DeKalb, Gwinnett and Rockdale counties.

For more information about the partnership, visit

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