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GAB: Dog, cat costume contest planned

SUWANEE -- The Georgia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has scheduled a dog and cat Halloween costume contest from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at 1175 Buford Highway.

The festivities also include food and drinks. All participants will receive a gift bag with special prizes offered for the winners of the contest.

Camp Bow Wow of Duluth is co-sponsoring the event with all proceeds going to help the animals in the care of the Georgia SPCA.

There is an entry fee of $5 for the costume contest, and the parade is free to all who want to participate.

For more information, visit www.georgiaspca.org.

Halloween fest at Town Center

SUWANEE -- The North Gwinnett Arts Association has scheduled a pumpkin carving challenge as part of the final Toast"It's Up to Me to Be Drug Free."

Winners from 10 regions across the country will receive $1,000 for their schools and an iPad 2 for themselves from the National Family Partnership.

Recognized as the nation's oldest and largest drug prevention campaign, Red Ribbon Week reaches more than 80 million people nationwide every year.

Gwinnett Gab appears in the Thursday and Sunday editions of the Gwinnett Daily Post. To submit an item to Gwinnett Gab email gab@gwinnettdailypost.com.

Patriotic street rally scheduled

BUFORD — A U.S. Troop Street Rally is scheduled for noon to 4 p.m. Saturday outside Guven’s Fine Jewelry Store at 1790 Mall of Georgia Blvd.

Troop Bebop USA, a nonprofit organization, will be collecting funds for U.S. Troops’ international phone cards.

Soldiers will be present. In addition, there will be live music and food.

For more information, contact (770) 823-9077.

Organization sponsors decoration contest

LAWRENCEVILLE — As part of Red Ribbon Week Oct. 23-31, students in K-12 and parents can decorate their homes and upload photos to www.redribbon.org/enter.

The 26th annual Red Ribbon Week features the new national contest this year: “It’s Up to Me to Be Drug Free.”

Winners from 10 regions across the country will receive $1,000 for their schools and an iPad 2 for themselves from the National Family Partnership.

Recognized as the nation’s oldest and largest drug prevention campaign, Red Ribbon Week reaches more than 80 million people nationwide every year.

Gwinnett Gab appears in the Thursday and Sunday editions of the Gwinnett Daily Post. To submit an item to Gwinnett Gab email gab@gwinnettdailypost.com.