BUFORD -- As part of the nationwide Read Across America Day, locals can join Chopper, the Gwinnett Braves mascot, from 1 to 2 p.m. March 2 at the Buford branch of the Gwinnett County Public Library.
The event also is a celebration of Dr. Seuss's birthday. The library will host a line-up of volunteer storytellers to celebrate from noon to 1 p.m.
The event is free and open to the public. The library is located at 2100 Buford Highway, Buford.
For more information about library events, visit www.gwinnettpl.org, or call 770-978-5154.
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LAWRENCEVILLE -- The Jackson EMC Foundation, a charity funded by the electric cooperative's members through their donations to the Operation Round Up program, has awarded grants totaling $22,500 to two agencies serving area residents.
The Hebron Community Health Center received $15,000. The Lawrenceville nonprofit organization provides medical and dental care to low-income, uninsured Gwinnett residents, to provide diagnostic mammograms and biopsies, as well as glucose monitors, glucose strips and medication for about 540 patients suffering from diabetes.
The American Heart Association's Northeast Georgia Chapter received $7,500 to purchase CPR Anytime for Family and Friends kits that contain everything needed to learn basic CPR skills, for distribution to community organizations in Gwinnett, Hall and Jackson counties.
Since the Jackson EMC Foundation began in 2005, it has funded 606 grants to organizations and 223 grants to individuals, putting more than $6.2 million back into local communities. The Operation Round Up program allows participating electric cooperative's members to have their monthly bills rounded up to the next dollar amount.
For more information, visit www.jacksonemc.com.
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