GWINNETT GAB: Suwanee to hold Korean Festival

Suwanee to hold Korean Festival

SUWANEE — The second annual Korean Festival will take place Saturday and Sunday at Suwanee Town Center Park.

The event is the only festival of Korean community in the Southeast and will celebrate the Korean version of Thanksgiving, called “Chuseok.” The festival will also share the abundant Korean culture and tradition with the community.

The event is organized by the Korean American Association of Greater Atlanta, Atlanta Radio Korea and the Consulate General of Republic Korea. It is expected to draw more than 30,000 people over two days.

The festival will feature traditional Korean activities, entertainment, demonstrations, arts and crafts, contests, cuisine, parades and more.

Activities will take place from noon to 10 p.m. Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.

5K to promote healthy living

DACULA — Puckett’s Mill Elementary School PTA is sponsoring its first Family 5K/Fun Run on Sunday at Little Mulberry Park to meet a fundraising goal of $35,000 needed for classroom resources and materials.

The 5K will start at 3 p.m. at Hamilton Mill United Methodist Church, located at 1450 Pine Road in Dacula. The race will start in the church parking lot, run through Little Mulberry Park and end at the church parking lot.

Registration and packet pickup is scheduled from 1:30 to 2:30 at the church. Walk-up registrations will be accepted.

The individual race fee is $40 and includes a T-shirt. The family entry fee is $60 and includes one T-shirt, but additional shirts can be ordered for $5 each.

All proceeds from the race will benefit the school. Five percent of the proceeds raised by each child will be donated directly to the child’s classroom.

For a registration form, visit the school’s website or call 678-765-5110.

Snellville to mark Darla Dixon Day

SNELLVILLE — Snellville Mayor Jerry Oberholtzer will proclaim Monday as Darla Dixon Day in the city.

Dixon, who has lived in Snellville for 17 years, is an internationally renowned artist who has been creating original artwork to be auctioned for charity at the Snellville Farmers’ Market. Several paintings have been sold already, raising $350 so far for the Southeast Gwinnett Cooperative Ministry food bank.

Since 2005, Dixon has also kept the community informed about Snellville on her blog, www.MySnellvilleBlog.com. She has used her social marketing expertise to promote the city, job opportunities, local businesses and restaurants.

The proclamation will be presented to Dixon at the Snellville City Council meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Snellville City Hall.