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OUT IN THE CROWD: Festival to help out Lawrenceville Co-op with food drive

A community fall festival in downtown Lawrenceville, now in its second year, will assist the Lawrenceville Co-op's efforts to provide food for those in need.

The family-friendly event, hosted by Lawrenceville businesses on Saturday, will offer music, dancing, activities for children, food and more while giving back to the community.

Entertainment throughout the day will include ballroom and belly dance demonstrations, groups from Dance Fusion and Fitness, Inspirations, a Christian dance troupe and a performance by the Lawrenceville Community Children's Choir.

More than 40 vendors will be on site offering a variety of products -- jewelry, handbags, books, wreaths, calendars, candles, airbrushed apparel and more -- as well as services -- pet portraits, networking and marketing training, financial services, carpet cleaning and more.

Those who attend the festival are asked to bring along canned and non-perishable food donations.

The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse. For more information, visit www.lawrencevillefallfestival.com.