Students help fix Valentine's meal

ATLANTA - Kelvin Kornegay of Norcross and Darrius Wilson of Lawrenceville, students at The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Atlanta, helped prepare an early Valentine's dinner for the residents of The Ronald McDonald House on Peachtree Dunwoody Road.

The residents were treated to a gourmet dinner of chicken with herb dumplings, chicken cacciatore, broccoli and cauliflower served with cheddar cheese and roast pepper sauce, asparagus and beet salad with orange supreme, butternut squash and apple soup, yeast rolls and white chocolate cheesecake with an Oreo crust.

The Ronald McDonald House provides a "home away from home" for families who travel great distances to receive treatment for their seriously ill or injured children.

Gwinnett County Public Library receives award

LAWRENCEVILLE - The Gwinnett County Public Library was awarded the 2009 John Cotton Dana Public Relations Award. The announcement was made Jan. 24 at the American Library Association Mid-Winter Conference in Denver.

Since 1946, the John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Award has recognized and honored outstanding achievement in library public relations. It is considered to be the most prestigious of all library awards in the field of public relations and marketing.

Library Director Nancy Stanbery-Kellam said receiving the award was a tribute to the success of last year's Gwinnett Reading Festival and to the hard work of the library's new public relations director, Michelle Long.

The award is sponsored by the H.W. Wilson Company, the H.W. Wilson Foundation and the Library Leadership and Management Association, a division of the American Library Association.

Woman receives archbishop award

DULUTH - Lynette Wilson, the primary years program coordinator at Notre Dame Academy, was a recipient of the Archbishop's Honoree of the Year award for 2008-09 at the recent Archbishop's Banquet at the Cobb Galleria.

The Archdiocese of Atlanta created the award in 2008 for someone who displays exceptional service to the school, students and the field of education. All 24 Catholic schools in the metro Atlanta area select one faculty member to represent their school at the banquet, held annually at the end of Catholic Schools Week.

Loganville American Legion hosts blood drive

LOGANVILLE - American Legion Post 233, located at 4635 U.S. Highway 78 in Loganville, is hosting a blood drive for the American Red Cross.

The drive will be in the post building from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday.

To book an appointment, call 770-963-1395. Walk-ups are also welcome.

Those who are donating blood should drink plenty of water and eat a good meal before donating. Donors need photo identification.

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