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GWINNETT GAB: Duluth to hold Arbor Day celebration

DULUTH — The city of Duluth will celebrate Arbor Day by planting trees Friday in the Town Green and at Bunten Road Park.

A tree will be planted at 10 a.m. in the Town Green in honor of Jack Wynn and at 11 a.m. at Bunten Road Park in honor of Fred Bishop. Tommy Green of Duluth First United Methodist Church will be the speaker.

The Arbor Day Foundation has designated Duluth a Tree City USA for 22 years. This national designation requires Duluth to have a tree board or department, a tree-care ordinate, a comprehensive community forestry program, and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation.

Deputies to take plunge for Special Olympics

LAKE LANIER — The Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Department will be participating in Saturday’s Polar Plunge at Lake Lanier to help raise money for Special Olympics Georgia.

The second annual Polar Plunge event will be at the island’s Beach and Water Park in Buford. More than 250 plungers have registered from various agencies and businesses across metro Atlanta. The Gwinnett Sheriff’s team has about 20 plungers waiting to brave the waters.

The Polar Plunge is at 2 p.m., and the gates open at 11 a.m. There will be food, music, costume contests, a bounce house, dunking booths and Special Olympics athlete appearances. Lake Lanier is waiving the gate fee for everyone attending the event.

For more information or to register your team, visit www.PolarPlungeGA.com or call Special Olympics Georgia at 770-414-9390, ext. 115.

Malls help sell Girl Scout cookies

LAWRENCEVILLE — Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta has teamed up with Simon Malls throughout the metro area this cookie season to offer customers an easy way to purchase Girl Scout cookies.

From Friday to March 20, Girl Scout troops will be hosting cookie booths at seven Simon properties, including Discover Mills, Gwinnett Place Mall and Mall of Georgia. The booths will be open 4 to 7 p.m. Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday.

The booths will be located at the upper level center court adjacent to the Sleep Number store at Gwinnett Place in Duluth, the Pelican Fountain in front of Macy’s at Mall of Georgia in Buford, and Entry 1 next to Ross at Discover Mills in Lawrenceville.

Cookie varieties include Thin Mints, Samoas, Trefoils, Do-si-dos, Tagalongs and Lemon Chalet Cremes. Each cookie variety sells for $3.50 a box.

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