Title I schools to promote parental involvement

LAWRENCEVILLE - Nine Title I schools have teamed up to provide parents with information about how the school and home can work together to help every child succeed.

The group participating in the "Be There Fair" includes eight schools from the Berkmar cluster - J.A. Alford Elementary, Benefield Elementary, Bethesda Elementary, Corley Elementary, Kanoheda Elementary, Rebecca Minor Elementary, Berkmar Middle and Sweetwater Middle - as well as Charles Brant Chesney Elementary in Duluth. The free event will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Sweetwater Middle at 3500 Cruse Road in Lawrenceville.

Title I schools have a higher percentage of students receiving free or reduced lunch and receive federal funds to better serve their students. Representatives from each of the nine schools will provide parents with additional information about the Title I program, the parent centers and services from each school.

Wishes 4 Me to celebrate milestone

LAWRENCEVILLE - The Wishes 4 Me Foundation on Sunday will host its second anniversary celebration of "Kate's Home," the first residence the agency provided for physically challenged adult women.

The event will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at 143 Towler Road in Lawrenceville. Hamburgers and hot dogs will be provided. Patrons are asked to bring other dishes.

For more information, or to become involved in the Wishes 4 Me Foundation, send an e-mail to admin@wishes4me.org or call organizer Lynn Robinette at 770-982-0275.

Voter registration drive to be held in Snellville

SNELLVILLE - A voter registration drive will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Wal-Mart Supercenter at 3435 Centerville Highway in Snellville.

The Rho Kappa Lambda Graduate Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity and Upsilon Alpha Omega Graduate Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority are sponsoring the drive to make sure every resident has the opportunity to register to vote in the Nov. 4 presidential election.

Jeffcoat among State Auto's 'PaceSetters'

DULUTH - John Jeffcoat of Weathers Insurance Inc., in Duluth, recently became a member of a select group of State Auto independent agents known as PaceSetter agents.

"The goal of our year-long PaceSetter program is to form a sales/marketing partnership with each agent to improve service to all our customers," said Chairman/CEO Robert Restrepo. "This group is truly our 'cream of the crop,' and we're proud to have members of John Jeffcoat's caliber in the group, representing State Auto in Georgia."

State Auto operates in 33 states, through more than 33,000 agents.

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