Rabbi to light menorah in Norcross

NORCROSS -- For the third year in a row, the city of Norcross celebrates Chanukah, the festival of lights.

A 10-foot grand menorah has been erected in Thrasher Park, which will be lit tonight by Rabbi Yossi Lerman, Director Chabad of Gwinnett and other community leaders.

"It's hard for us to do the lighting on a Saturday because that is our Shabbat," he said. "We would only have a few hours to prepare the event. We like to do it on a Sunday -- it's more of a family day."

For the inaugural year, the menorah lighting was held at the Iron Horse Tavern. The Chabad of Gwinnett wanted the event to be more family-oriented, so they moved to the park.

The organization will have snacks for the attendees, plus gifts for all of the children during the event.

If You Go

• What: Menorah lighting

• When: 6 to 8 p.m. today

• Where: Thrasher Park, 93 Park Drive, Norcross

• Cost: Free

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