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GAB: Brownie Troop donates to Georgia SPCA

Special Photo Brownie Troop 11502 recently donated 100 cat toys to the Georgia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in Suwanee.

Special Photo Brownie Troop 11502 recently donated 100 cat toys to the Georgia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in Suwanee.

SUWANEE -- A Brownie Troop recently donated 100 catnip toys to homeless cats at the Georgia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in Suwanee.

Troop 11502 collected unwanted socks from dozens of friends and family members and transformed them into catnip toys by stuffing them with catnip and fiberfill, then tying a knot in the ankle.

"It was really easy and simple to do. Almost everyone seems to have unwanted socks, and they're happy to have them put to good use," said Kathleen Shack, a Brownie Troop member.

"Homeless cats deserve a little fun," said group leader Diana Cole. "We learned that many shelters have no budget for buying toys for the animals."

The effort was part of Operation Happy Sock, which was founded in 2004 in northern Virginia. Thanks to the support of Brownie Troop 11502 and others around the country, an estimated 250,000 homeless cats get toys every year.

For more information, visit www.operationhappysock.org.

G-Braves unveil Cyber Monday package deals

LAWRENCEVILLE -- The Gwinnett Braves have announced two Cyber Monday deals, available for purchase on Monday. Half-price Sunday Plans including a Kids Club package or a half-price Luxury Suite will both be on sale for one day only at gwinnettbraves.com/cybermonday.

The half-price Sunday Plan deal is a $170 value being offered at $75 for Cyber Monday only. Along with an Adult Infield Box seat for all Sunday games in 2013, the plan includes a Kids Club package that features one free ticket to all Sunday games, a T-shirt, a 10 percent discount on all team store items every Sunday, plus access to exclusive events throughout the season. Those buying the plan will also be able to select their seats after purchase.

Both deals will be offered exclusively online at gwinnettbraves.com/cybermonday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday.

The G-Braves also continue to sell 2012 Holiday Packs featuring four-game, eight-game and 12-game packs. All eight-game packs include a G-Braves hat while 12-game packs include two G-Braves hats and special access to the field for team battling practice at a preselected date in April or May.

The G-Braves open their fifth season of play on April 4 as they host the Charlotte Knights for a 7:05 p.m. contest at Coolray Field. For more information, call the box office at 678-277-0340.

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