GWINNETT GAB: Local cadet performs at Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

SNELLVILLE — As a member of The Citadel Regimental Band and Pipes, Cadet Jacob Vincent Kuecher, of Snellville, recently participated in the 2010 Diamond Jubilee of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

Kuecher, who plays clarinet, was among 80 members of the Regimental Band and Pipes who took part in the nightly festival of music and demonstrations by military organizations from around the world.

Set against the backdrop of Edinburgh Castle since 1950, the Tattoo attracts thousands to Scotland, and its BBC television production is watched by millions of people around the world.

This was The Citadel’s second invitation to the Tattoo, the largest of its kind in the world.

As the only organization invited from the United States, The Citadel was “America’s Band in 2010.”

Auburn receives Foundation funds for adult literacy program

AUBURN — The Jackson EMC Foundation, a charity funded by contributions of the electric cooperative’s members through Operation Round Up, has awarded a $9,700 grant to Citizens for a Better Auburn.

The nonprofit, grassroots organization will use the grant funds to expand an adult literacy program, in partnership with Lanier Technical College, and enable greater numbers of area residents to improve the quality of their lives by earning their GED.

In the 2010 school year, the program had 75 students enrolled, with 12 students earning their GED diplomas, 19 students showing grade level improvement and one student awarded membership into the National Adult Education Honor Society.

Community invited to Button Gwinnett Stamp Club meeting

LILBURN — The Button Gwinnett Stamp Club will hold its monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 15 in Lilburn City Hall, located at 76 Main St., Lilburn.

The meeting will start with a short business review and end with a lively stamp auction.

Admission is free, and guests are welcome.

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