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SBA to have joint meeting with Johns Creek Business Association

The Suwanee Business Alliance will have its June meeting alongside the Johns Creek Business Association. The meeting will be at 5:30 p.m. on June 19 at St. Marlo Country Club in Duluth. It will have food, a cash bar and door prizes that retail for more than $1,000 combined. The SBA typically meets on the second Wednesday of each month at a member’s business.

5K to benefit fire employees

The Gwinnett 5-alarm 5K race will be at 8 a.m. Saturday at Town Center Park. The race proceeds benefit the Gwinnett Fire Employees’ Benevolent Fund, which helps Gwinnett Fire employees and their families in times of crisis.

At the race, awards will be given for the top three finishers by age group, firefighters and jogging stroller divisions.

The cost to run is $25, and to register visit active.com. For more information, call Rob Goldsmith at 678-985-3921 or email rob@fundracers.org.

Junior golfers compete at state championship

Several junior golfers from Suwanee competed on Tuesday in the Georgia PGA Junior Championship at Athens Country Club.

Garrett Marschke (72-70) tied for third in the boys division at 2 under, while Bailey Ulp (74-76) tied for 17th. In the girls event, Sloan Shanahan (79-69) finished third.

Locals qualify for U.S. Open at River Club

Tim Weinhart, the teaching professional from The Standard Club in Johns Creek, shot a 5-under par 137 over 36 holes at The River Club in Suwanee on Monday to qualify for the U.S. Open golf tournament. Casey Wittenberg from Memphis and Jason Bohn from Acworth also qualified for the tournament, which will be played this week at The Olympic Club in San Francisco. Bohn shot the day’s low round of 7-under. Peachtree Ridge graduate Billy Shida shot even-par, and was just shy of alternate status. In his first attempt, Peachtree Ridge graduate Ben Greene, a Kennesaw State player shot 11-over for two rounds, and didn’t make the cut.

Fallen soldiers golf tourney at Bear’s Best

Fallen Heroes of Georgia, which honors the memory of soldiers who died serving the U.S., will host its first fundraiser golf tournament June 22 at Bear’s Best Golf Club in Suwanee.

All proceeds from the event go to charities created in honor of a fallen Georgia soldier. The cost is $125 per player and sponsorships also are available.

For more information or to register, contact Steve Durling at steve@fallenheroesofgeorgia.com or 678-794-6135, or Steve Stonecypher at steve.stonecypher@ourclub.com or 678-714-2582, extension 4.

Area grads earn National Merit Scholarships

Thirteen recent Gwinnett County Public Schools graduates will receive additional financial assistance for college. They learned they were the winners of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation’s College-Sponsored National Merit Scholarships. Among the Suwanee-area recipients was Collins Hill’s Sarah E. Tammen and Kate L. Unsworth. Tammen earned a National Merit University of Georgia Scholarship. Her probable career field is mathematics. Unsworth was awarded a National Merit Georgia Institute of Technology Scholarship. Her probable career field is architecture.

From Peachtree Ridge, Nina H. Gummadi and Ajay Harish, who both list medicine as a probable career field, were awarded scholarships. Gummadi earned a National Merit Boston University Scholarship, while Harish was awarded a National Merit Emory University Scholarship.

Each of the students earned a scholarship worth between $500 and $2,000 annually for up to four years of undergraduate study.

Peachtree Ridge to host youth camps

Peachtree Ridge will host youth basketball camps from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on June 25-28. Cost is $140. For more information, call 678-512-6040 or visit peachtreeridgebasketball.com.

Great American Campout to be held June 30

The Great American Campout event will be held June 30 at Sims Lake Park. Registration is required, and applications can be found at suwanee.com. A non-refundable $25 fee is required for each 10 by 20 foot campsite, which are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The event begins at 6 p.m. and camp breaks at 8 a.m. on July 1. Activities, including family games emceed by Boosterthon representatives, begin around 7 p.m. A light snack of s’mores and trail mix will be provided. Campers are responsible for bringing tents, sleeping bags, non-alcoholic drinks, food, lanterns, flashlights and bug spray. The City of Suwanee will provide port-a-potties in each camping field and lighting until 10:30 p.m. All campers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Generators, pop-up campers, RVs, individual campfires, alcohol, or grills are not allowed.

Peachtree Ridge hurdler signs with UAB

Recent Peachtree Ridge grad Autumnn Burnett signed with the University of Alabama-Birmingham’s track and field program on Monday.

Burnett won the Gwinnett County and Region 7-AAAAA championships this year in the 100 and 300 hurdles. She placed second at the Class AAAAA state meet in the 100 hurdles and was fourth in the 300 hurdles. Her 100 hurdle time of 14.09 seconds is the 34th fastest in the country this year and her 42.39 time in the 300 hurdles is the 24th fastest. Both are Peachtree Ridge school records.

Epiphany Lutheran Church VBS June 25-29

Epiphany Lutheran Church will have a Vacation Bible School from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on June 25-29. It is for children ages four through fifth grade. The theme will be “Adventures on Promise Island.” Cost is $20 per child. To register, visit epiphanysuwanee.org, or for more information call 770-831-1966.

Level Creek UMC picnic Saturday

Level Creek United Methodist church will have a picnic from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Settles Bridge Park in Suwanee. Burgers, hot dogs and drinks will be provided. Bring a dessert or side item to share.

Singles group headed to Braves game

Shadowbrook Baptist Church’s “Single Adult Sunday School” group will attend the Atlanta Braves’ game against the Washington Nationals on June 29 at Turner Field. Tickets are $12 and the seats will be above the third baseline. The group will leave the church at 5:30 p.m. and stop at the Varsity on the way. Signup deadline is June 17.

— From staff reports