GWINNETT GAB: Girl Scouts collecting treats for soldiers

Girl Scouts collecting treats for soldiers

DULUTH — The Duluth Service Unit of the Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta is collecting cookies this week to send to deployed soldiers.

During the cookie season Girl Scouts asked community members if they were interested in purchasing a box of cookies and donating it to Operation Taste of Home.

Girl Scout troops dropped off some of the donated boxes Wednesday afternoon at the Duluth First United Methodist Church's Scout Hut. Donated cookies can also be dropped off from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Scout Hut, located behind the church.

For the project, the Duluth Service Unit partnered with Hugs for Soldiers of Duluth First United Methodist Church, a volunteer organization and ministry dedicated to offering comforts of home to soldiers who are deployed overseas.

Tourney to raise funds for public safety families

LAWRENCEVILLE — The Gwinnett Chiefs Association charity golf tournament will be held April 19 at the Country Club of Gwinnett. Shotgun start is at 8:30 a.m.

Funds raised will help the families of public safety officials in times of need.

For more information, call Gwinnett County Sheriff's Department Chief Deputy Mike Boyd at 770-822-3105 or Jody Jones at 770-822-3120.

Arbor Day Foundation honors Lilburn

LILBURN — The city of Lilburn was recently recognized by the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation as a Tree City USA community for its commitment to urban forestry. It is the third year Lilburn has earned this national designation.

The Tree City USA program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with the National Association of State Foresters and the USDA Forest Service.

Lilburn has met the four standards to become a Tree City USA community. Tree City USA communities must have a tree board or department, a tree-care ordinance, a comprehensive community forestry program, and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation.

More information about Tree City USA can be found at www.arborday.org/TreeCityUSA.

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