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GWINNETT GAB: G-Braves giving away Chopper banks Saturday

Special Photo<br> The Gwinnett Braves will give out Chopper Piggy Banks to the first 2,500 fans who attend the game vs. the Toledo Mud Hens on Saturday.

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The Gwinnett Braves will give out Chopper Piggy Banks to the first 2,500 fans who attend the game vs. the Toledo Mud Hens on Saturday.

G-Braves giving away Chopper banks Saturday

LAWRENCEVILLE — On Saturday, the Gwinnett Braves will give out Chopper Piggy Banks to the first 2,500 fans who attend the game vs. the Toledo Mud Hens. The giveaway is sponsored by Delta Community Credit Union and game time is 7:05 p.m.

On Saturday morning, the G-Braves will also host a 5K race and 1-mile fun run in conjunction with the American Cancer Society. The 5K race starts at 8 a.m. followed by the family fun run. The course starts in the parking lot at Coolray Field and concludes on the actual field. The cost is $30 and the entry fee includes a T-shirt as well as two tickets to Saturday night’s game.

For more info, call Kevin McQuilken of the American Cancer Society at 770-814-0123.

Joe’s Crab Shack hosts fundraiser for tornado victims

DULUTH — Joe’s Crab Shack is partnering with The Salvation Army to host a fundraiser to benefit families by the recent tornadoes that hit Georgia and Alabama.

Today from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. customers who dine at any of Joe’s Crab Shack locations in Duluth, Stone Mountain, Douglasville, Kennesaw or Morrow will have 10 percent of their bill donated to The Salvation Army.

Kennesaw State cheerleaders win second title

KENNESAW — Kennesaw State University recently won its second Competitive Cheerleading national championship in a row with the help of several Gwinnett grads.

The team, which won the title in Daytona Beach, Fla., includes the following cheerleaders from Gwinnett: Ginger Troughton (North Gwinnett), Lauren Wilder (Central Gwinnett), Lauren Dickey (Central), Sasha Gwin (Mill Creek), Shanna Stewart (Mill Creek) and Kara Ramos (Collins Hill). Coach A.J. Lawrence is also a Gwinnett grad.

Grayson to host free concert at City Park

GRAYSON — The Mike Veal Band is the featured attraction for a free concert sponsored by the City of Grayson on Saturday in City Park. The concert runs from 7 to 9 p.m., and those attending are asked to bring their chairs and blankets.

For more information, email Councilman David Schroder at schroder1131@gmail.com.

‘Stamp Out Hunger’ drive to be held by USPS

LAWRENCEVILLE — The United States Postal Service is holding a “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive on Saturday. Gwinnett residents are asked to place non-perishable food products in a bag and leave it at the mail box for pick up by their local carrier. The food will be distributed to local food banks.

For more info, go to www.helpstampouthunger.com.

Jackson Boys & Girls Clubs host fundraiser

COMMERCE — The Boys & Girls Clubs of Jackson County is holding its 10th annual auction Saturday at 6:30 p.m. at the Commerce Civic Center. The band Moby Dick will perform and there will be hors d’oeuvres along with raffles and auction items.

You can buy your tickets at the Jackson County offices of Northeast Georgia bank or at Jackson EMC or by calling 706-367-8553. Cost is $40 for a ticket or $75 per couple. All proceeds will go to support the Boys & Girls Clubs of Jackson County.

Author to sign book in Lilburn

LILBURN — Doug Dahlgren, author of “The Son, Silas Rising” will sign his book on Saturday during an appearance at The Little Shop of Arts and Antiques, located at 94 Main St. in old town Lilburn. The signing will be from 1 to 4 p.m.

Dahlgren, a Decatur resident, self-published the book, which is a thriller that focuses on the deaths of four Congressmen over a period of months.

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