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GAB: Church's annual Octoberfest scheduled

BUFORD — St. Mary and St. Martha of Bethany Episcopal Church has scheduled its annual Octoberfest event for noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at 4346 Ridge Road in Buford.

The free event will feature arts, crafts, performance art and activities for children.

For more information, visit www.episcopal-buford.org or call 770 271-4067.

North Gwinnett Co-Op seeks holiday food items

SUWANEE — The North Gwinnett Co-Op is asking for holiday food items, such as boxed potatoes, stuffing, canned yams, marshmallows, cranberry sauce, canned vegetables, corn muffin mix, chicken broth, soups, dessert mixes, gelatin, and anything else that might be appropriate for a holiday meal. The organization also helps families pay utility bills and medications.

The Co-Op held a ribbon cutting last week at its new location at 4395 Commerce Dr. in Buford. The new hours are Monday 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Saturday in the “Second Blessings” thrift store from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Co-Op also needs donations of gently used clothes and household items. For more information, or to become a volunteer contact 770-271-9793 or email at ngcoop@bellsouth.net.

Public invited to healthcare discussion

DULUTH — The League of Women Voters is presenting a “Join the Conversation” forum at 7 p.m. Oct. 9, on how the Affordable Healthcare Act affects everyone.

It will be a discussion about the implementation of the AHA at the Festival Center on the Town Green in Duluth.

Cindy Zeldin, executive director of Georgians for a Healthy Future, will lead the discussion.

Georgians for a Healthy Future is a non-profit organization that advocates for access to quality, affordable health care for all Georgians through public education and outreach, coalition building and public policy advocacy.

Annandale Village recognizes church

SUWANEE — On Sept. 29, Annandale Village celebrated Family Weekend at a dinner of about 350 people. Staff, family and “Villagers” were recognized and honored for achievements.

Lawrenceville First Baptist Church was awarded a trophy for partnering with the Village during the year. Walter Hughes, residential manager, cited three actions that led to the selection.

First, the church takes its monthly rotation leading a Sunday worship service in the chapel. The church also put a new roof on the pavilion near the chapel, And the Villagers are invited to join the congregation for a special dinner and worship service each November.

Don Butler and Jannetta Johnson represented the church during the event. Pastor Inman Houston expressed gratitude for the award and the privilege to partner with Annandale Village.

Dan Reeves to visit Snellville Walmart on Saturday

SNELLVILLE — To celebrate the grand opening of the new Walmart Neighborhood Market in Snellville on West Main, the store will host a family-friendly tailgate celebration Saturday. The celebration is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

The event will feature a celebrity appearance by retired Coach Dan Reeves from noon to 2 p.m.

Additionally, the celebration will include samples and demonstrations for tailgating.

The new store opened in September at 2912 W. Main St.

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