GAB: Housing agency holds yard sale fundraiser

NORCROSS -- The IMPACT! Group plans a yard sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 604 Beaver Ruin Road, Norcross. All proceeds from the sale will help to provide assistance services to homeless families in the organization's Transitional Housing Program.

The sale will feature a variety of office furniture and decor including shelves, desks and chairs as well as home items and clothing.

"Through the generous support of our community partners, we will be able to offer a range of items," said Tom Merkel, IMPACT! Group President. "The yard sale will help us to continue providing supportive services for the homeless families in our program. It's a win-win situation."

The IMPACT! Group Transitional Housing Program assists 22 homeless families at a given time. Each family that enters the program receives subsidized housing and intensive case management.

More than 90 percent of the families that graduate the IMPACT! Transitional Housing Program remain independent of assistance a year later.

For more information, visit www.theimpactgroup.org.

Georgia SPCA clinic planned

SUWANEE -- The Georgia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has scheduled a vaccination clinic for Saturday. The event will feature vaccinations for cats and dogs.

Tests and shots include the following: canine and feline rabies shots, $10; canine and feline distemper shots, $10; canine bordetella shots, $10; canine heartworm test, $25, microchip, $25; combo test, $25; and nail clipping, $10.

The Georgia SPCA has also scheduled a dog wash for 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday sponsored by Girl Scout Troop 1195.

The vaccination and dog wash will take place at 1175 Buford Highway, suite 109, Suwanee.

For more information, visit www.georgiaspca.org.

Taste of Grayson offers food variety

GRAYSON -- Tickets are available for Taste of Grayson, a chance to sample food from more than 20 Grayson, Loganville, Lawrenceville and Snellville eateries.

A portion of ticket sales will go to support Grayson High School student activities as well as Relay for Life.

Tickets will be available at the door on Saturday at Grayson High School. Adult tickets are $10, which includes food samples, a drink and dessert. Discount children tickets are available for $5. Doors open at noon on Saturday.

Music from Couch Middle School, Grayson High School's chorus and the Grayson High School spring musical, "Little Shop of Horrors," will be featured.

For more information about the event, contact Bob O'Keefe at (770) 554-7810, or e-mail robert_okeefe@gwinnett.k12.ga.us.

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