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A Day of Hope Foundation to host free event

LAWRENCEVILLE -- In this tough economy, it's nice to know that there are people willing to give you a hand, especially at A Day of Hope Foundation.

On Saturday from noon to 4 p.m., the nonprofit is hosting a free "compassion event" at the lawn of the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse with activities and live entertainment for everyone in the family.

A kids zone features bounces houses, face painting, crafts and snacks. The "teen scene" has dance expressions, music groups and a life coach with messages of hope. The adults can receive counseling, free medical testing and eye exams, and job skill resources.

There is an evening concert scheduled for 4 to 8 p.m. at the courthouse gazebo.

A Day of Hope's mission is "to bring hope to the people in our community by connecting them with available resources to address their spiritual, emotional and physical needs."

For more information, visit www.adayofhopefoundation.org.