Three benefit from JEMC's Round Up

LAWRENCEVILLE - Louise Radloff Middle School in Duluth, Family Promise of Gwinnett County and Creative Enterprises in Lawrenceville have been awarded $41,342 in grants by the Jackson EMC Foundation, funded by the electric cooperative members' donations to Operation Round Up.

Louise Radloff Middle School received a $15,000 grant to help fund the school's participation in the Computers For Youth "Take It Home" program, which provides disadvantaged sixth-graders with free "home learning centers," refurbished computers preloaded with a suite of educational and word processing software.

Family Promise of Gwinnett County received a $15,000 grant to help purchase a 15-passenger van that will transport homeless families in the Norcross area to the agency's Day Center for daily activities.

Creative Enterprises in Lawrenceville received an $11,342 grant to purchase a utility vehicle that will help clients in the horticulture program with their daily duties.

HOPE recipient wins $77,000 playing Fantasy 5

LAWRENCEVILLE - A Lawrenceville college student has benefited from the lottery in more ways than one. Stephen Finke, a lottery-funded HOPE Scholarship recipient, won the $77,017 jackpot from the April 17 Fantasy 5 drawing.

QuikTrip No. 0740 at 1770 Marathon Blvd. in Lawrenceville sold the lucky Quik Pik ticket. The winning numbers from the April 17 Fantasy 5 drawing were: 3-10-23-37-38.

"I was jumping up and down," he said. "I was calling everyone."

Finke, 22, is a senior business economics major attending Georgia State University and expects to graduate this fall. Finke intends to pay off his parents' bills, vacation on a beach and save the remainder.

QuikTrip will receive a $2,000 retailer incentive bonus.

Church raising money for mission project

BUFORD - New Prospect United Methodist Church will be having its annual Flea Market from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday to support its Mission committee that is raising money to help build a church in Peru.

Donations for the sale are being accepted through today.

For more information, call Susan Kriebel at 678-889-4488.

Gwinnett Gab appears in the Thursday and Sunday editions of the Gwinnett Daily Post. To submit an item to Gwinnett Gab, e-mail gab@gwinnettdailypost.com.