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GAB: Kohl's offers scholarships

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Kohl's Department Stores plans to award more than $420,000 in scholarships and prizes, ranging from $50 gift cards to $10,000 scholarships to more than 2,200 young volunteers who have made a positive impact on their communities.

Nominations for kids ages six to 18 will be accepted Feb. 1 through March 15 at www.kohlskids.com.

"Though the Kohl's Cares scholarship program, Kohl's recognizes young volunteers who dedicate their time, energy and passion to helping others and bettering the communities we live in," said Julie Gardner, Kohl's executive vice president and chief marketing officer. "During a time of economic uncertainty and high tuition costs, it's important to support extraordinary kids by investing in their future. We encourage parents, teachers, neighbors and friends to nominate outstanding young volunteers at www.kohlskids.com.

Nominators must be at least 21 years old. Two nominees from each of the more than 1,100 Kohl's stores nationwide will win a $50 gift card, and more than 200 will win regional scholarships worth $1,000 toward post-secondary education. Ten national winners will be awarded a total of $10,000 in scholarships for post-secondary education, and Kohl's will donate $1,000 to a nonprofit organization on each national winner's behalf.

Lanier Cluster Foundation fundraiser planned

SUGAR HILL -- The Lanier Cluster Education Foundation is inviting all Sugar Hill residents to participate in a "Blue Jean Ball" silent auction from Feb. 22-25 to help raise money to benefit the six schools of the cluster.

Beginning Feb. 19, the auction catalog can be found online at www.laniercluster.org. Online bidding begins on Feb. 22.

The Lanier Cluster includes Sycamore Elementary, Sugar Hill Elementary, White Oak Elementary, Lanier Middle School, Buice School and Lanier High School.

Genealogical society meets Feb. 14

WINDER -- The monthly meeting of the East Georgia Genealogical Society is scheduled for 7 p.m. Feb. 14 at the L.D.S. Church on 36 Sims Road in Winder.

EGGS serves 30 Georgia counties including Banks, Barrow, Butts, Clarke, Columbia, Elbert, Franklin, Glascock, Greene, Gwinnett, Habersham, Hall, Hancock, Hart, Jackson, Jasper, Lincoln, Madison, McDuffie, Morgan, Newton, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Putnam, Rockdale, Stephens, Talliaferro, Walton, Warren and Wilkes counties.

Anyone is welcome to join the gathering.

For more information, visit www.eastgagenealogy.com or e-mail gaeggs@yahoo.com.

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