Tourney to benefit law enforcement families

DULUTH — Care for Cops’ fifth annual Charity Golf Classic will take place July 6 at TPC Sugarloaf at Sugarloaf Country Club.

Care for Cops is a nonprofit organization founded to give back to law enforcement officers that serve Georgia. Most often, Care for Cops supports the parents, husbands, wives and children of fallen officers. The organization helps bridge the gap financially, offering assistance and support as the families wait for insurance disbursements.

Care for Cops hosts the Charity Golf Classic each year to celebrate the work of Georgia law enforcement officers and to prepare for times when they need the community to care for them.

The golf tournament will feature a four-man scramble, closest-to-the-pin contest, putting challenge and longest drive prizes, and a silent auction and raffle.

The cost for individual golfers is $125. Full-time and retired law enforcement officers can register for $100.

Registration begins and the practice range opens at 8 a.m. A shotgun start is scheduled for 10 a.m. The awards banquet and silent auction is scheduled for 3:30 p.m.

Sponsorship opportunities are also available. The sponsorship deadline is Friday.

For more information, visit, or call Leanne White by phone at 678-541-0950 or e-mail

Groups host

Teen Pregnancy

Prevention event

SNELLVILLE — Diamond in the Rough and I Am B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L. will host their fourth annual Girls of Greatness Abstinence and Teen Pregnancy Prevention Conference on July 16 and 17 at South Gwinnett High School.

The conference will include guest speakers, workshops and panel discussions designed to teach girls to avoid peer and media pressures, as well as other life-threatening behaviors associated with low self-esteem.

The conference is open to girls ages 10 to 18 and their parents or chaperones. Conference attendees must register by June 30. Registration forms are available at

Contact the conference hosts Diamond in the Rough at or 678-376-9676 or I Am B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L. at or 404-545-9051.


shine at fiddlers convention

SNELLVILLE — Three Gwinnett family members and a young dancer took places at this year’s 1890s Days Old Time Fiddlers Convention in Ringgold.

Fiddlers, guitarists, mandolinists, bands and cloggers from states throughout the South came to Ringgold on May 29 to compete in the 1890s Days Jamboree Old Time Fiddlers Convention.

Aerin DeJarnette of Snellville places first in the ages 16 to 21 fiddling competition. She won $200 in this category and then won an additional $250 in the Randall Franks Trophy Fiddle Off.

Her sister Emma DeJarnette placed second in the ages 11 to 15 fiddling competition. She won $75.

Their mother, Cheryl Copas, won second in the ages 51 and up fiddling competition. She won $150.

Also, dancer Kayla Patton of Lawrenceville won the ages 10 and under dance competition, bringing home $100.

Lawrenceville company expands scholarship

LAWRENCEVILLE — A Lawrenceville-based company expanded its scholarship program this year, awarding three scholarships to children whose parents are employed by National Vision at one of its more than 620 retail locations, three labs or the Retail Support Center.

Previously, two scholarships had been awarded annually in the National Vision College Scholarship Program.

Established in 2006, the scholarship program has awarded $62,500 scholarships to 10 students.

Eligible students are high school seniors or graduates whose parents work for National Vision and who plan to enroll for the first time at an accredited two- or four-year college or university. Awards are selected based on past academic performance and future potential, leadership and participation in school and community activities, work experience, statement of career and educational aspirations and goals, unusual personal or family circumstances, and an outside appraisal from Scholarship America, the nation’s leading scholarship program administrator.

National Vision Inc., the nation’s fourth largest optical company with more than 620 stores in 42 states, operates six retail divisions: America’s Best Contacts & Eyeglasses, Eyeglass World, Vision Centers inside select Wal-Marts, The Optical Shoppe inside Fred Meyer and Optical Centers on select military bases offering a variety of products and services for customers’ eyewear needs.

LSB Arts

Academy to offer ballet intensive

LAWRENCEVILLE — LSB Arts Academy, better known as The Lawrenceville School of Ballet, is offering a ballet intensive from June 28 to July 2.

The intensive at LSB Arts Academy is a week of ballet, pointe, variations and modern dance. This ballet intensive is for intermediate to advanced students The main focus of this intensive will be on professional ballet training and technique that will prepare serious students for the next level.

Instructors include Phyllis Allen, Alicia Wetzel Chitwood, BJ Hilbun, Waylon Jones and special guest instructor Chris Martin.

LSB Arts Academy, which has served the metro Atlanta area for more than 20 years, is a center for dance and theater education.

Local places second in chef competition

ATLANTA — Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts Atlanta recently held its sixth annual Future Chef of America Culinary Scholarship Competition.

Peachtree Ridge High School graduate Jasmyn Knight, 18, placed second in the competition and won a scholarship.

The first place winner was Lucila Ramirez, 19, a graduate of Saint Pius X Catholic High School.

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