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Gwinnett Gab: Schools to participate in Meadowcreek homecoming parade

Schools to participate in Meadowcreek homecoming parade

NORCROSS — The community is invited to come out and support the Meadowcreek cluster schools’ annual homecoming parade on Saturday.

The parade will begin at 9:30 a.m. at Kroger on Singleton Road, and the parade will end at Meadowcreek High School.

Participants in the parade will be from Ferguson Elementary, Hopkins Elementary, Lilburn Elementary, Meadowcreek Elementary, Nesbit Elementary, Rockbridge Elementary, Lilburn Middle, Radloff Middle and Meadowcreek High schools.

Artisan Gathering Salon collecting Toys for Tots

LAWRENCEVILLE — The Artisan Gathering Salon in Lawrenceville is an official drop-off location for the Toys for Tots program until Dec. 17.

The salon, located at 265 S. Culver St. in downtown Lawrenceville, is collecting new toys that are not gift wrapped for needy children in the Lawrenceville and Gwinnett County areas.

The location is the only drop-off point currently in the 30046 ZIP code. The salon is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday for drop-offs.

Wages becomes certified funeral service practitioner

LAWRENCEVILLE — Jeffrey Scott Wages was recently recognized for the achievement of earning the designation of certified funeral service practitioner.

Wages was honored by the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice at the National Funeral Directors Association convention held in New Orleans.

A number of professions grant special recognition to members upon completion of specified academic and professional programs and certified funeral service practitioner is funeral service’s national individual recognition.

To initially receive this award, the practitioner must complete a 180-hour program of continuing education activities and events. In addition, the practitioner is required to accumulate 20 hours per year to recertify.

Certified practitioners may use the CFSP designation with their names for business letterheads, professional cards and other appropriate uses.

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