Suwanee Day logo artist unveiled
Suwanee resident Shannon Scheels’ wordle-inspired design has been selected as the official logo for this year’s Suwanee Day festival on Sept. 15 at Town Center Park. This is the second time that Scheels has won this annual competition; she also created a “flower power”-themed design that was selected as the 2009 logo.
As part of the contest, Scheels won a $500 prize.
The festival logo will be printed on Suwanee Day T-shirts, which will be available for purchase at the annual celebration of community. Festival volunteers receive a free t-shirt in a color designated exclusively for volunteers.
Each year, the festival attracts an eclectic array of artists, entertainers, and fun activities. Last year, about 55,000 people attended.
TIA public info session to be held July 16
The Suwanee City Hall will host a public information session on the Transportation Investment Act at 6 p.m. on July 16. Mayor Jimmy Burnette said at Tuesday’s city council meeting that the session would be in conjunction with Gwinnett County officials.
Reward for info on Swan killer doubled
A Suwanee neighborhood is now offering a $5,000 reward to help find the killer of eight swans that lived in the subdivision. The Humane Society of the United States doubled the $2,500 reward offered by the Rosemoore Lake neighborhood. The swans, two adults and a six offspring, were killed June 8.
Collins Hill grad ties for fifth at Women’s Open
Suwanee’s Lauren Court, a Collins Hill grad who plays for Georgia State, tied for fifth after shooting 78 and 74 at the Georgia Women’s Open on June 23-24. The event was held at the par-72 Callaway Gardens’ Mountain View Golf Course.
SPA to put on Little Mermaid production
Suwanee Perfoming Arts will put on a Broadway in the Park production of Little Mermaid, Jr. on July 27 and 28. To open the event, Filligan’s Island, a take on the television series Gilligan’s Island, will begin at 7 p.m.
Broadway in the Park is free, but donations are encouraged for the annual fundraiser for the SPA.
More than 75 cast and crew, many of them middle school and high school performers, put on the show.
Children are invited to an “Under the Sea” tea party and meet-and-greet with Ariel and friends at 10:30 a.m. both days. Tickets are $25 and must be purchased in advance. Call 770-821-7654 to purchase tickets.
Vertical Horizon to perform
An Aug. 11 concert at Town Center Park will be headlined by the band Vertical Horizon. The concert will start at 6 p.m., and Vertical Horizon is expected to play at about 8 p.m. The alternative rock band, which was formed at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. , in 1991, is known for hits like “Everything You Want,” “Best I Ever Had” and “You’re a God” that were all released in 1999. The band’s newest album, “Burning the Days” is to be released in September.
Suwanee banker named to board of directors
Bryan Cohen, president and CEO of Quantum National Bank Suwanee, has been elected by his peers in the North Georgia area to serve a two-year term on the board of directors for the Georgia Bankers Association.
“We are delighted to have some with Bryan’s experience join our board,” said Jim Edwards, CEO, United Bank, Griffin. “He will serve our industry and association well.”
Cohen joined Quantum National Bank as a director in 2002 and was named president in 2009. He came to Quantum after 23 years at Touchstone Homes where he served as president of the company for 18 years. Quantum National Bank is a $340 million dollar community bank with headquarters in Suwanee and a branch in Milton. Cohen received a bachelor of arts degree in finance from the University of Oregon and also holds a masters of science degree in real estate finance from Georgia State University.
Broker appointed for money market plan
The city of Suwanee appointed broker Don Crider of Private Client Advisory Inc. as the broker for the Principal Money Market Plan. The plan is part of the retirement plan for full-time employees employed befofe 2005. Crider, a graduate of the University of Georgia, previously served as finance director for the Flint River Council and the Boy Scouts of America. He lives in Griffin with his wife, Farrah.
— From staff reports