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GWINNETT GAB: BBQ today supports K-9 programs

BBQ today supports K-9 programs

LAWRENCEVILLE — Hankering for barbecue? Itching for animal-focused philanthropy?

Calm both cravings today at a lunchtime barbecue from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the rear parking lot of the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center (75 Langley Drive, Lawrenceville).

Barbecue plates featuring pork or beef hot dogs cost $5. The majority of proceeds will go to the Society of Humane Friends, which handles the bulk of costs for the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Department’s jail dog program.

Canine Pet Rescue, a local dog rescue group, will also benefit from barbecue sales, said Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman Stacey Bourbonnais.

The jail dog program pairs rescued animals with non-violent inmates in an effort to train animals for adoption while making productive use of inmates’ time.

For more information, call Liz Hallsworth at 770-619-6671.

Tourney benefits law enforcement families in Ga.

DULUTH — Care for Cops’ fifth annual Charity Golf Classic will take place July 26 at TPC Sugarloaf at Sugarloaf Country Club.

Care for Cops is a nonprofit organization founded to give back to law enforcement officers who 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.

For more information, visit www.care4cops.org or call Leanne White at 678-541-0950 or e-mail leanne.white@future-security.net.

New president elected for Gwinnett NAACP

DACULA — Janet Brown-Howard, a Gwinnett resident and native of New Orleans, is the newly elected president of the Gwinnett branch of the NAACP.

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is the nation’s oldest civil rights organization. The organization’s mission is to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of all people and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination.

Howard said she is eager to build healthy relationships with the community. The Gwinnett NAACP has reorganized and is accepting new members.

More information is available at the group’s website, www.naacpgwinnett.org.

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