Norcross High Foundation hosts input meeting

NORCROSS — The Norcross community is invited to the Norcross High School Foundation for Excellence Fall Advisory Committee Meeting tonight.

The meeting is the opportunity for alumni, parents and community members to provide meaningful input on the improvements that the Foundation can make for Norcross High School students, classrooms, faculty and facilities. The goal of the Foundation is to continue moving on the path to greatness by providing the resources that enable teachers and students to excel.

The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. today in the Norcross High School media center. Foundation board members and principal Jonathan Patterson will discuss past successes and plans for future improvements, as well as disclose the 2011 Foundation Hall of Fame inductees.

Those in attendance will enjoy highlights of upcoming performances from award-winning students and displays of superior technological investments funded by the Foundation.

For more information about the meeting and the Foundation, visit or call 770-448-3674.

Chili Cook-Off set for Grayson

GRAYSON — The Eastside Chamber of Commerce and the Grayson Cluster Schools Foundation are hosting the sixth annual Hot Tamale Chili Cook-Off from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the Grayson City Park.

Admission to the event is $5 for all the chili you can sample, and children 5 and under are admitted free. Proceeds benefit the Grayson Cluster Schools Foundation and the Eastside Chamber.

The park is located at Grayson Parkway and Park Drive.

Locals make 40 under 40 list

LAWRENCEVILLE — Two Gwinnett residents are listed in Georgia Trend magazine’s 40 under 40, Georgia’s best and brightest list that appears in the October edition.

Farooq Mughal of Buford and Joseph A. Surber III of Norcross are part of the prestigious list that showcases young achievers in business, government, politics, education and nonprofits. Nominations were made by readers, and the editorial staff then selected 40 individuals who are making an impact on their professions and communities.

Mughal, 34, is managing partner Mughal Strategies Global partners, a full-service government relations and political affairs firm. The firm specializes in political management and fundraising, government relations, state and local affairs and international relations.

Surber, 39, is vice president and chief information officer of AGL Resources. At AGL, he heads a department responsible for anything having to do with technology. Surber is in his second year as chair of the technology campaign for the Metro Atlanta United Way.

Senior dances scheduled at Bethesda Center

LAWRENCEVILLE — A dance will take place this Friday at the Bethesda Senior Center in Lawrenceville.

The senior dance is scheduled from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Free dance lessons will take place from 7 to 7:30 p.m.

The cost to attend is $12, which includes food and drink. Smoking, consuming alcohol and dirty dancing are prohibited.

The dances take place on the fourth Friday of each month. Because of the holidays, however, no dances will be held in November or December. The next dance will be on Jan. 28.

For more information, call J.R. Stallworth at 770-676-9931.

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