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GWINNETT GAB: Traveling Vietnam War Memorial to come to Auburn

AUBURN — The Traveling Vietnam War Memorial will be in Auburn from May 19 to 22.

The 360-foot wall, an 80 percent replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, will be displayed along with tributes for police and fire departments, veterans of World War II and the Korean War and victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

The display is part of Auburn’s Armed Forces Day parade and celebration.

The parade will take place on May 21, and the event will also include a benefit motorcycle ride in memory of two local fallen Marines.

Better World Books partners with Gwinnett libraries

LAWRENCEVILLE — Online book retailer Better World Books recently announced a partnership with the Gwinnett County Public Library to install used book collection bins at each library branch.

Books collected at these bins will be sold, donated or properly recycled. A portion of the sale of these books will go to the library.

To date, Better World Books has successfully reused or recycled more than 40 million books while raising over $9 million in funding for local libraries and global literacy.

Gwinnett County residents are encouraged to bring their unwanted books to any Green Bin located at any of the 15 Gwinnett County Public Library branches. Branch locations can be found online at www.gwinnettpl.org.

Arbor Day Foundation honors city of Norcross

NORCROSS — Norcross has once again been recognized by the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation as a Tree City USA community for its commitment to urban forestry.

Norcross has earned this national designation for seven consecutive years.

The Tree City USA program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with the National Association of State Foresters and the USDA Forest Service.

Norcross has met the four standards to become a Tree City USA community. Tree City USA communities must have a tree board or department, a tree-care ordinance, a comprehensive community forestry program, and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation. Norcross’ Tree Board is comprised of local residents Jane Remaley, Martha Scarbrough, Dick Bare, Robert Forro and Blake Manton, with administrative support provided by Norcross’ City Engineer, Jeff Mueller.

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