GAB: Tennis event raises money for hemophilia

FLOWERY BRANCH -- More than 175 tennis players and spectators convened recently in Flowery Branch for Sterling on the Lake's Fourth Annual Member-Guest Tennis Tournament presented by Wilson Orthrodontics.

The tournament was open to all residents of Sterling on the Lake and a non-resident partner of their choice. The teams were divided into 10 brackets with every level of tennis represented from beginners to seasoned pros.

Through sponsorships, entry fees and a silent auction, the three-day tournament once again raised money for Hemophilia of Georgia, a local organization that helps local people affected by bleeding disorders to live normal and productive lives.

Scott Squillace, chairman of Sterling on the Lake's tennis committee, said "this year's tournament was the biggest yet and as a Sterling resident and tennis player I am happy that we can hold this tournament every year to raise money for Hemophilia of Georgia."

This year's event raised nearly $10,000, making it the most successful tournament in four years.

The winners this year were Andrea Del Valle and Marielena Zambrano, Marielba Ahmed and Susan Sheppard, Tricia Kerul and Gaby Castaldo, Kathy Anglin and Jennifer Zimmerman, April Curlee and Gail Lightsey, Michael Richards and Brandon Sloan, Joe Anglin and Bao Dang, Derek Oates and Karl Oates, Joel Nevins and Jeff Nevins and Ferrell Curlee and Larry Smosny.

Author Poovey signing books in Lilburn

LILBURN -- The author of "Truer Words" will be at Antiques in Old Town from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 23 signing books.

Kim Poovey wrote the book about a young girl who grew up in the Low country of South Carolina. The fictional character leaves home to attend medical school in Pennsylvania and realizes her family is living with a dangerous secret that could destroy their way of life.

Poovey is a resident of Beaufort, S.C.

Antiques in Old Town is located at 93 Main St., Lilburn.

Miss Gwinnett Co. to compete at Miss Georgia

LOGANVILLE -- Representing Gwinnett County, Kayla Watson, a rising senior at Loganville Christian Academy, will be competing at the Miss Georgia Outstanding Teen Pageant next week in Columbus.

The pageant is the state teen program for Miss America, the world's largest provider of scholarships for young women.

Watson competed and won the title of Miss Gwinnett County's Outstanding Teen Pageant last fall and will compete at Miss Georgia for a full college scholarship and the chance to represent the state at the Miss America Outstanding Teen pageant in Orlando. She will compete in talent, interview, evening gown and fitness.

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