Gwinnett Gab 3/17/2011

Ted Thun

Ted Thun

Noble Village resident turns 101

SUWANEE — Ted Thun, a resident of Noble Village Senior Living, turned 101 on Saturday.

Noble Village hosted a birthday party in his honor on Friday with his family and friends, live entertainment and a homemade cake.

Thun was born on a family farm in Minnesota. He had a twin brother, Oscar, and eight other brothers and sisters. He married his wife, Madelyne, in 1934, and the couple was married for 74 years until her passing.

Thun worked as a short-order cook in a downtown restaurant in Chicago during the Depression and later got a job as a machinist with Powers Regulator. After Thun retired, he and his wife moved to California.

Thun has one son, Dennis, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

BOC proclaims Month of the Young Child

LAWRENCEVILLE — The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution Tuesday proclaiming April as the Month of the Young Child.

The National Association for the Education of Young Children recognizes April 10 to 16 as the Week of the Young Child, but Gwinnett organizations have expanded the recognition to include a month of events focused on literacy.

The United Way in Gwinnett County will be holding a book drive through the end of April. Books can be dropped off at its office at 2763 Meadow Church Road, Suite 210, Duluth.

A literacy celebration will take place during the Gwinnett Braves game on April 10 vs. the Durham Bulls. The event will include literacy activities and games, and every child will be given a book. The game at the Gwinnett Braves stadium starts at 2:05 p.m.

Additionally, a family festival is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 16 at the Norcross Health and Human Services Center at 5030 Georgia Belle Court. The festival will have activities for children and community and school information for families. Each child will receive a free book.

Breakfast with Veterans set

LAWRENCEVILLE — A breakfast with veterans will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday and March 26 at the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse, located at 185 W. Crogan St. in downtown Lawrenceville.

The event will include a continental breakfast, a question and answer session with veterans, historic video and guided tour of the Veterans Museum, located inside the courthouse.

The cost for the breakfast is $12 for Gwinnett residents and $18 for non-residents.

Registration is required. Call 770-822-5450.

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