GAB: Vendors needed for community craft sale

LAWRENCEVILLE -- The Gwinnett Braves have announced two off-season events set to take place at Coolray Field on Oct. 6, including a public safety festival and community craft and neighborhood yard sale.

The 2012 Public Safety Fall Festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 6, while the Community Craft and Neighborhood Yard sale is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The G-Braves are teaming up with the Gwinnett County Police Department and the Gwinnett County Fire Department for the public safety fall fest, featuring new attractions and entertainment for the whole family. Those who attend can watch police and fire departments battle it out in a series of softball games, explore the car show, take part in the blood drive and enjoy numerous kids activities at the event.

The G-Braves also are hosting the first ever Community Craft and Neighborhood Yard Sale from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Lot A next to Coolray Field. It's a fundraising opportunity for churches, neighborhoods, organizations, small groups and families to participate as a vendor.

Vendors are also welcome to sell craft items, baked goods, furniture, collectibles, clothes and other merchandise, and they can keep 100 percent of the profit. Lot fees will benefit both the Atlanta Braves Foundation and local non-profit groups through the Gwinnett Braves Grant Program.

Those interested in purchasing a lot can download a registration form online at www.gwinnettbraves.com or email lindsay.harmon@braves.com.

Local woman crowned Mrs. India International

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Shaveta Jain, a New Delhi native, who resides in Gwinnett County, recently participated in the Mrs. India International 2012 Pageant affiliated with the Mrs. International Pageant system in Chicago. The pageant was held in Atlanta.

Along with 11 other finalists, Jain participated in the two-day event, which featured contestants of Indian origin.

Based on interview sessions with a panel of five judges, judging for ramp walk in sportswear, Indian ethnic wear and evening gown, Jain was chosen as Mrs. New Delhi--India International 2012.

According to its website, the Mrs. International Pageant was developed "to promote today's married women, their accomplishments, and commitment to family and marriage."

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