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Suwanee recognizes artist, residents for donations

SUWANEE -- Mayor Jimmy Burnette paid special recognition Tuesday evening to three people for their donations of a painting and a sculpture to the city of Suwanee.

Ann Parsons Odum donated a framed painting of the old Pierce's Antiques store, a historic structure located in Old Town Suwanee. Odum, who painted the likeness, said that she also recently moved her gift shop painting "Parsons Gifts" to Suwanee, near Fresh Market. "We're honored to receive this painting and proud to have Ann in our community," Burnette said.

Suwanee residents Cathy and Rob Rohloff were also recognized Tuesday for their generous donation of the "Sunset" sculpture in Sims Lake Park, in memory of Cathy's sister Laura Sandlers-Neidlinger. The Rohloffs, their family, friends and members of the community purchased "Sunset," which was originally displayed in Town Center but was moved to a serene and quiet setting at Sims Lake Park.Santa arriving in

Suwanee on FridaySuwanee's annual Caboose Lighting and traditional arrival of Santa on a tractor-drawn sleigh is scheduled for Friday.

The festivities will begin at 6:30 p.m. with carols, hot chocolate and opportunities for parents to take free photos with Santa Claus. The celebration will take place in Historic Old Town Suwanee.