Norcross hosts Clean-up Day

NORCROSS - On Saturday, the city of Norcross will host its annual Clean-up Day and electronics recycling and shredding events.

From 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Public Works Barn at 65 Lawrenceville St., city residents can throw away trash and bulky items such as old appliances and furniture. Hazardous materials such as batteries and large car parts will not be permitted. Proof of city residency is required for this event.

The public is invited to recycle electronics such as computers and cell phones from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Norcross Cultural Arts and Community Center at 10 College St.

The public can also drop off documents to be shredded from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Norcross City Hall at 65 Lawrenceville St.

The city will be collecting nonperishable food items for local food banks at the Community Center and City Hall.

For more information, visit or contact Philomena Robertson at 770-448-7327 or

Chocolate Perks hosts fundraiser

DULUTH - Chocolate Perks Bistro in historic downtown Duluth is hosting a Cruise In on Saturday to benefit two charities.

The car show is scheduled from 3 to 7 p.m. at Chocolate Perks, 3160 Main St., Duluth. The street will be closed to public traffic for the event. Cars should roll in at 2 p.m.

Since space is limited, registration is recommended to assure a spot in the show. The registration cost is $20 in advance and $25 at the event. A portion of the proceeds will benefit American Heart Association in memory of Jeff Wooten and Children's Organ Transplant Association for Lance Witt, 6, of Winder, who received his new heart on June 29.

The Chocolate Perks Cruise In will provide fun for the whole family, featuring live music and eye-catching cars. Awards for the top five People's Choice vehicles will be given out at 7 p.m.

The public can donate by making checks payable to COTA, putting "cotaforlancew," in the memo line. Checks can also be made out to the American Heart Association; the memo line should read "in memory of Jeff Wooten."

For more information or to register by phone, call Jane Stevens with Plan Ahead Events at 770-294-6774.

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