GAB: Associations need help filling stockings for soldiers

Associations needs help filling stockings for soldiers

LAWRENCEVILLE -- The Lawrenceville Tourism and Trade Associations have stockings that need to be filled.

Members of the associations ask that those in the community who can help come and pick up a stocking, fill it and bring it back to be delivered to soldiers before Christmas.

Items needed include the following: candy canes, hard candy, chewing gum, mints, multivitamins, moisturizer, lip balm, shampoo, eye drops, sun block, batteries (AA and AAA), deck of playing cards, crossword puzzles, dominos, CDs and DVDs.

To find out how to help, contact Jenny Savoy at 678 226-2639 or email jenny@visitlawrenceville.com.

Balloon Fest a success

FLOWERY BRANCH -- Sterling on the Lake's annual harvest Balloon Fest recently raised more than $19,000 to benefit the Hall County Animal Shelter and Challenged Child and Friends, which serves children with disabilities.

The event featured balloon races, kids' games, pumpkin carving and hay rides.

The Harvest Balloon Festival, which was held on Oct. 21, offered the opportunity for donors to view the beautiful Georgia fall colors from the sky above northern Atlanta.

Academy to host fundraiser

LILBURN -- Providence Christian Academy has plans to host the final Carter Martin Class from 5 to 8 p.m. at the school Dec. 14.

For the past eight years, the event has raised more than $700,000 for the Aflac Cancer Center at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

Carter was a first-grade student at Providence Christian Academy in 2002, when he developed cancer.

With the help of PCA, Carter's parents, many businesses and his classmates, the Carter Martin Classic was begun.

For more information, visit www.cartermartinclassic.org.

Volunteers sought for Final Four tourney

ATLANTA -- The city of Atlanta will host the 2013 NCAA Men's Final Four Tournament in April at the Georgia Dome and, for the first time in history, the Division II and III championships at Philips Arena.

The Atlanta Local Organizing Committee is looking for more than 2,000 volunteers to help with everything from greeting guests at Atlanta hotels to assisting with youth and community events that are expected to draw thousands of locals and visitors from April 5-8.

Online volunteer registration is open to the public at www.volunteerfinalfouratl.com.

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