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GAB: Peachtree Christian Hospice to host golf classic

JOHNS CREEK -- Peachtree Christian Hospice of Duluth has scheduled its 11th annual golf classic to be held Oct. 3 at St. Ives Country Club.

The event begins at 9 a.m. with registration and continental breakfast. A shotgun start is scheduled for 11:30 a.m.

The tournament is a key fundraiser for Peachtree Christian Hospice and the patients served there, who face illness.

Since opening its doors in 2000, PCH has served more than 6,500 patients from metro Atlanta and Georgia. PCH is a 16-bed inpatient facility located in Duluth on 8.7 acres filled with flower gardens and courtyards.

Its mission is to provide "loving and compassionate care for persons with life-limiting illnesses who are in need of a more intensive level of palliative care."

For more information about the tournament, visit www.peachtreechristianhospice.com/golf or email the Rev. Linda Scott at pchpcc@bellsouth.net or call 770-232-7727.SUWANEE -- The Peachtree Ridge High School Special Education Department has been chosen as the 2011 National Junior Master Gardener Group Service and Achievement award winner.

Peachtree Ridge High School's JMG group consists of 16 members led by volunteer group leader Rosalie Tubre along with teachers Carolyn Walters and Barbara Batten.

The class rents a garden plot at the Suwanee community garden, Harvest Farm.

The group will be recognized at the International Master Gardener Conference next month to be held in Charleston, W.V.DACULA -- A Fun Fest is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 1 at Del Rio, 1342 Auburn Road in Dacula. The event will benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children.

The festival will feature games, prizes, clowns, hay rides, train rides, food, drinks and pony rides.

For more information, call 770-945-4155, or email funfest@gwinnettshrineclub.org.LAWRENCEVILLE -- Local Daughters of the American Revolution Chapter Philadelphia Winn commemorated the 224th anniversary of the Constitution of the United States by sending out packets to schools and libraries across Gwinnett County.

The packets contained miniature American flags, bookmarks, posters and other teaching aids.

In addition, local mayors signed official proclamations observing the week, and Philadelphia Winn members asked local churches to chime their bells at 4 p.m. Sept. 16 and 19.

For more information, visit www.dar.org.

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