Among the best
Suwanee events recognized with four awards

SUWANEE - The city of Suwanee has received four Kaleidoscope Awards from the Southeast Festivals and Events Association for its 2008 events, officials announced.

The awards, presented in February, also recognize the programming and marketing related to those events.

Suwanee received two gold and two bronze awards in the annual competition that recognizes the "best of the best from the Southeast region," according to Carolyn Morris, executive director of the Georgia Festivals and Events Association. This year, 140 entries were received from 22 organizations.

One of the Suwanee's gold awards was in the Best Event within an Event category for BodyPlex's World's Largest Outdoor Spin Class, which was part of the Party in de Park celebration of last year's Tour de Georgia stage five start at Town Center Park.

Suwanee Day chairwoman Melissa Fernandez won the other gold award in the Best Volunteer category (for events under $75,000).

The Suwanee Day festival Web site, www.suwaneeday.com, received a bronze award, as did the 2008 Suwanee Day commemorative poster, created by local artist Melody Orr in celebration of the 25th festival.