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GWINNETT GAB: AT&T Pioneers 'light up' Georgia

AT&T Pioneers ‘light up’ Georgia

NORCROSS — Nineteen AT&T Georgia Pioneers councils and clubs visited low-income senior centers and housing throughout the state in August to install and distribute more than 2,000 compact fluorescent light bulbs and hand out environmental information.

Low-income seniors were targeted because they are unlikely to have the funds to purchase the bulbs or the understanding as to why CFLs are beneficial. By distributing the bulbs free of charge, the Georgia Pioneers demonstrated the benefits and hoped to change the seniors’ future light bulb purchasing decisions.

The Decatur/Tucker Life Member Club installed and distributed 100 bulbs at 40 apartments in Norcross. The apartments are owned by the Norcross Housing Authority.

Additionally, the Norcross City Council issued a proclamation declaring August “Light Up Georgia” Month.

Christian Hospice celebrates 10th anniversary with Golf Classic

DULUTH — The Peachtree Christian Hospice will celebrate its 10th anniversary with the 10th annual Golf Classic, a fundraiser for the 16-bed inpatient facility in Duluth that provides loving and compassionate care for people with life-limiting illnesses.

Golfers will begin the tournament at 9 a.m. Sept. 20 with registration and a continental breakfast. After warming up with range balls, golfers will then “Tee It Up” on the St. Ives Country Club Golf Course with a shotgun start at 11:30 a.m.

Lunch is provided to all golfers. Following the tournament, everyone is invited to enjoy wines, an array of hors d’oeuvres, and a selection of prizes and giveaways.

Palmer Dodge is sponsoring the “Hole-in-One” prize with a new Dodge Challenger. Johns Creek Mayor Mike Bodker and Norcross Mayor Bucky Johnson will participate in the festivities.

Since opening in 2000, Peachtree Christian Hospice has served more than 5,000 patients from metro Atlanta and Georgia.

For more information, visit www.peachtreechristianhospice.com/golf, e-mail pchpcc@bellsouth.net or call the Rev. Linda Scott at 770-232-7727 ext. 4908.

Marching band exhibitions set for next week

LAWRENCEVILLE — Two marching band exhibitions will take place next week in Gwinnett.

Brookwood High School will host the South Version of the 2010 Gwinnett County Public Schools High School Marching Band Exhibition at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 20 in the Brookwood Community Stadium.

Archer, Berkmar, Brookwood, Central Gwinnett, Grayson, Meadowcreek, Parkview, Shiloh and South Gwinnett high schools will perform, along with the Georgia Tech Marching Yellow Jackets.

The North Version will be held at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 21 at Mill Creek High School Stadium and will feature Collins Hill, Dacula, Duluth, Lanier, Mill Creek, Mountain View, Norcross, North Gwinnett and Peachtree Ridge high schools.

Tickets are $7. No reservation is required.

Grayson library wins $1,529 in sweepstakes

GRAYSON — The Grayson branch of the Gwinnett County Public Library had the greatest number of entries in the 2010 Summer Reading Program, winning $1,529 for its children’s and teen’s materials and programming.

The Make a Splash — Save for College sweepstakes took place this summer and gave Georgia residents participating in the 2010 Summer Reading Program at public libraries the opportunity to win by registering online at www.path2college529.com.

Almost 5,300 children entered the sweepstakes, and an Athens boy won.

The sweepstakes also provided the opportunity with the public library branch and public library system with the greatest number of entries the opportunity to win a prize.

The Make a Splash — Save for College sweepstakes is a partnership between Georgia’s Path2College 529 Plan and Georgia public libraries to encourage children to continue reading through the summer and help raise awareness of the importance of planning for the future by saving for college.

Lawrenceville resident wins scholarship

LAWRENCEVILLE — Doosan Infracore Construction Equipment, a global alliance that includes the Bobcat compact equipment and Doosan heavy and portable power equipment brands, has awarded $1,000 scholarships to 20 children of full-time DICE employees in North America.

The scholarships go to students who currently attend or plan to attend a two-year or four-year university, college or technical school.

One of the winners is William Kimmel, a Lawrenceville resident who attends Kennesaw State University.

Bobcat Company started the scholarship program more than 30 years ago and has awarded more than 500 scholarships since the program’s inception.

The scholarship applications were judged on academics, content and clarity of a written essay, honors and participation in school, and community activities. The entries were scored by an independent judge outside of the company.

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