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GWINNETT GAB: Golfers hit links to benefit Duluth hospice

Special Photos
 Top, four Jazzercise locations in Gwinnett County are collecting food items for the North Gwinnett Cooperative Ministry. The Sugar Hill location has collected more than 100 pounds of food. Pictured in the front row are Amie Bryans, Sugar Hill Jazzercise owner, left, Angie Gallien, Renay Zimmel, Stephanie Heil, Jodi Burns, Ronda Sparks, instructor Lucy Gravitt and Cindy Moriarity. Pictured in the back row are Sara Olds, left, Christine Adams, Vicky Putinksy, Ann Sas and Susan Huckeba. Bottom, Norcross Mayor Bucky Johnson. left, Peachtree Christian Hospice Board co-chairs Bill and Martha Todd and Johns Creek Mayor Mike Bodker get set for the ninth annual Peachtree Christian Hospice Golf Classic at St. Ives Country Club. 

Special Photos Top, four Jazzercise locations in Gwinnett County are collecting food items for the North Gwinnett Cooperative Ministry. The Sugar Hill location has collected more than 100 pounds of food. Pictured in the front row are Amie Bryans, Sugar Hill Jazzercise owner, left, Angie Gallien, Renay Zimmel, Stephanie Heil, Jodi Burns, Ronda Sparks, instructor Lucy Gravitt and Cindy Moriarity. Pictured in the back row are Sara Olds, left, Christine Adams, Vicky Putinksy, Ann Sas and Susan Huckeba. Bottom, Norcross Mayor Bucky Johnson. left, Peachtree Christian Hospice Board co-chairs Bill and Martha Todd and Johns Creek Mayor Mike Bodker get set for the ninth annual Peachtree Christian Hospice Golf Classic at St. Ives Country Club. 

DULUTH — Norcross resident Michael Hinterschied won the Top Gun Award for being the top fundraiser at the ninth annual Peachtree Christian Hospice Golf Classic.

The Golf Classic, which raises money for Peachtree Christian Hospice in Duluth, was held Oct. 19 at St. Ives Country Club in Johns Creek. John McIntyre of Duluth was another top fund raiser.

Peachtree Christian Hospice is a 16-bed, inpatient facility located on 8.7 acres filled with seasonal flower gardens and courtyards. Its mission is to provide loving and compassionate care for people with life-limiting illnesses who are in need of a more intensive level of palliative care.

For more information, visit www.peachtreechristianhospice.com.

Jazzercise

locations collect food for co-op

SUGAR HILL — Four Jazzercise locations in Gwinnett County are collecting canned goods and other nonperishable food items for the North Gwinnett Cooperative Ministry.

Amie Bryans, owner of the Sugar Hill Jazzercise, said her location has collected more than 100 pounds of food, and she expects all four locations to collect at least 200 pounds of food.

"While Jazzercise customers are dropping pounds, we're also raising pounds of food," Bryans said.

The other Jazzercise owners that have teamed up on the project are Fran Lash of Jazzercise off Main in Buford, Marbry Lee of Jazzercise at Sugarloaf in Duluth and Debbie Siggelkow of Jazzercise Center of Northeast Atlanta in Norcross.

Jazzercise is a dance-based, exercise program that includes aerobics and strength training. For more information, visit www.jazzercise.com or call 1-800-FIT-IS-IT.

Gwinnett CEO wins World of

Difference award

NORCROSS — In recognition of her efforts to educate women about investing, Emily Sanders, president and CEO of Norcross-based Sanders Financial Management, has received the World of Difference 100 Award in the entrepreneurial category from The International Alliance for Women.

Sanders was one of 100 women worldwide who received the award this year, recognizing women whose efforts have advanced the economic empowerment of women locally, regionally or globally whether they are well-known or "unsung heroines."

The International Alliance for Women is an international umbrella organization of women's networks representing more than 50,000 women. Created in 2008, the World of Difference 100 Award provides an international platform for the achievements of women.

Throughout her professional career, Sanders has been dedicated to sharing her knowledge and expertise with women to improve their financial literacy and protect them in retirement or after divorce or being widowed.

Duluth native earns Fulbright Scholarship

DULUTH — Duluth native and University of Wisconsin-Madison doctoral student Carmen McCain recently received a Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Research Abroad award for dissertation research abroad.

McCain will work on her dissertation for African languages and literature in Nigeria and Niger.

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides funding for one academic year of study, research or assistant teaching abroad. The program is sponsored by the U.S. State Department's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, with significant contributions from participating governments and host institutions.

Boys & Girls Club receives $500 donation

LAWRENCEVILLE — Georgia Credit Union Affiliates recently donated $500 to the Lawrenceville Boys & Girls Club to thank them for helping with an online video marking the anniversary of credit unions.

Coinciding with the celebration of the 100th anniversary of cooperative financial institutions in the United States and the 75th anniversary of the Georgia Credit Union League, Georgia credit unions released a poll and the online video featuring senior citizens from across the state and children from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta offering their advice, hopes and dreams for a happy, sound life.

The video can be viewed online at www.georgiacreditunions.org or on Facebook at facebook.com/creditYOUnion.

School seeks

vendors for

Holiday Bazaar

SNELLVILLE — Pharr Elementary is seeking vendors with unique holiday gifts and decor for its first Holiday Bazaar, which will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 12.

The cost for a 10-by-10 area is $40 for crafters and $50 for advertisers/direct sales. Electricity is available for an additional $10 for the day. All vendors will need to provide their own tables and will be required to donate one item during set-up for the school's raffle.

Registration forms and payment are due by Dec. 2. For more information or to request a registration form, e-mail holidaybazaar@pharrpta.org.

Pharr Elementary is located at 1500 North Road in Snellville, behind the Sam's Club on Ga. Highway 124 and less than a quarter of a mile from The Avenue Webb Gin.

Gwinnett grads to perform in wind ensemble

SNELLVILLE — Two Gwinnett County Public Schools graduates have been selected to perform in the Lipscomb University Wind Ensemble for the 2009-10 season.

The students are Brookwood High graduate David Sulpy and South Gwinnett High graduate Billy Clayton.

The Lipscomb University Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Stephen Rhodes, is dedicated to performing high-quality music ranging from old favorites to the avant-garde. The next performance of the Lipscomb University Wind Ensemble will be held on Dec. 7 in Collins Alumni Auditorium at Lipscomb University's Nashville, Tenn., campus.

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