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GAB: Local man inducted into educational hall of fame

SUWANEE -- The Association of Educational Publishers has announced the induction of Suwanee resident Paul McFall into its hall of fame.

The Association of Educational Publishers hall of fame pays tribute to those who have "made remarkable and lasting contributions to education and educational publishing."

In addition, the distinction recognizes individuals for "extraordinary individual achievement, professional accomplishments and exceptional impact on the community."

McFall is Pearson's senior vice president. His responsibilities include advising the product management and development teams, providing insight and expertise in curriculum issues and supporting government relations efforts.

McFall recently completed a term as president of the executive committee of the Association of American Publishers School Division and serves on the Central Regional Board for a non-profit preschool organization.

The Association of Educational Publishers is a non-profit organization that serves and advances the industry of supplemental educational publishing. For more information, visit www.aepweb.org.

Daughters of Revolution celebrate with school

LAWRENCEVILLE -- The Philadelphia Winn Chapter of National Society Daughters of the American Revolution marked the 25th anniversary of a Christmas program that provides dinner and gifts for children on Dec. 4.

The Philadelphia Winn Chapter headed to Tamassee DAR School in Tamassee, S.C., this year.

It's a tradition started 25 years ago by Philadelphia Winn charter members Eloise Williams of Dacula and Ruth Strickland of Auburn. The tradition continues with the Williams sisters: Jenna Black, Decatur, Faith Brooks, Dacula and Candace Davis, Dacula.

The celebration on Dec. 4 kicked off with a special chapel service where children sang Christmas hymns. Chief Executive Officer of Tamassee DAR School Dean Bare gave a message during the event.

Those interested in joining Philadelphia Winn Chapter, NSDAR, Lawrenceville can e-mail philwinndar@gmail.com.

Police sponsor toy drive

LAWRENCEVILLE -- The Lawrenceville Police Department has teamed up with the U.S. Marine Corps Greater Atlanta Toys for Tots Campaign to gather Christmas presents for children in need.

Unwrapped toy Donations will be accepted from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 17 in the front lobby of the police department headquarters building located at 300 Jackson St.

Monetary donations will also be accepted. Checks are payable to Toys for Tots.

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