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12/15/2010 Gwinnett Gab

Movies for Food campaign helps pantry charities

DULUTH — More people will have food on their holiday table this year thanks to the employees and customers of Charter.

Thus far, Movies for Food, the company’s holiday campaign, has collected more than 22,000 nonperishable food items to help restock food pantry shelves throughout Charter communities.

Charter’s partnership with various food pantries guarantees that food donations are distributed in the community in which the donation was received.

Charter customers have until Dec. 30 to take part in the Movies for Food campaign. A donation of four nonperishable food items is acknowledged with an On Demand movie coupon (cable channel 1 with a Charter digital receiver), and a donation of eight or more food items receives two On Demand movie coupons.

Residents and Charter customers may visit any one of Charter’s offices throughout Georgia to drop off the nonperishable food items.

Customers can also go to www.charter.com/moviesforfood to enter the Movies for Food Sweepstakes for a change to win the ultimate HDTV package, which includes a 52-inch LCD HDTV, a year of the Charter Bundle with HD and many other prizes.

Norcross Soccer Association facility opening

NORCROSS — The Norcross Soccer Association’s executive board of directors invites the community to the grand opening of its new Norcross Fury Indoor Soccer and Office Complex.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house is scheduled for 4 p.m. Friday at the complex, located at 4542 S. Berkeley Lake Road in Norcross, next to the Gwinnett Aquatic Center.

Gwinnett County Commissioner Bert Nasuti will cut the ribbon to officially open the 12,000-square-foot corporate offices and indoor soccer facility.

Refreshments will be served, and inaugural soccer matches begin at 5 p.m.

Lawrenceville author signing book at bakery

LAWRENCEVILLE — Lawrenceville resident Barbara Nowell will be available from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday to sign copies of her Christian fiction novel, “China’s Hope.”

The book signing will take place at Cafe Aromas Bakery Cafe at 755 Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road in Lawrenceville.

Toy donations receive coupon for free lunch

DULUTH — Atlanta Classic Cars in Duluth has set a goal of filling a convertible full of toys for Toys for Tots, the Marine Corps holiday charity that provides presents to less fortunate children.

Now on to filling its second car, Atlanta Classic Cars is giving a voucher for a free lunch at its on-site Classic Cafe for those who donate a toy at the 1705 Boggs Road location.

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