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GAB: Kroger 'rounds-up' support for U.S. Troops

ATLANTA -- Kroger plants to join forces with the United Service Organization from June 24-July 7 to "round-up" support for American troops and their families.

The grocery chain is urging customers to round up their purchases to the nearest dollar. Funds raised will provide financial assistance to service men, women and their families.

Customers can also write encouraging messages on postcards provided at each register throughout the round-up. All postcards will be delivered to the USO and sent to active troops.

"With 71 years of dedication and service to Americans, Kroger is proud to partner with an organization like the USO," said Glynn Jenkins, director of communications and public relations for Kroger's Atlanta division. "We encourage our customers to assist in whatever ways they can -- either by participating in the round-up or by filling out postcards -- and help the USO continue to serve members of the military, wounded troops and their families."

Established in 1941, the USO -- a nonprofit, congressionally chartered organization -- supports American troops in combat as well as military personnel on local bases, the National Guard, Guard Reserves and other personnel providing humanitarian aid.

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LAWERENCEVILLE -- One lucky Summer Reading Program participant could win more than $5,000 toward their future education. They will also help their public library in the bargain as the Path2College 529 Plan once again partners with local libraries to offer the "Think Big! Save for College!" sweepstakes.

The sweepstakes also will award $1,529 each to the winner's home library, to the Georgia library with the greatest number of sweepstakes entries and to the Georgia library system with the greatest percentage of registered users entering the sweepstakes.

This year's sweepstakes is under way and runs through July 31.

For more information, visit www.path2college529.com.

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SAVANNAH -- The Gwinnett County Bar Association was honored with the best newsletter award and law day award for achievement for voluntary bar associations of 251 to 500 members, presented during the annual meeting of the State Bar of Georgia on June 1.

In order to encourage and support local voluntary bars and their service programs, to promote activities which relate to the improvement of the administration of justice, the objectives of the State Bar of Georgia and the image of lawyers, the State Bar annually sponsors an awards program which recognizes excellence in local and voluntary associations.

The State Bar of Georgia was established in 1964 by the state's Supreme Court as the successor to the voluntary Georgia Bar Association, founded in 1884.

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