North pink out football game this week
North Gwinnett High School will have its annual pink out football game on Friday to celebrate and honor friends and loved ones who have battled cancer. The football team will play Duluth that night and there will be extras like crazy hair, face painting, survivor recognition at halftime and a survivor reception in the third quarter. If you know of a survivor to be recognized, email Carol Martin at Carol_S_Martin@gwinnett.k12.ga.us. Send the names and contact information of the survivors and she will send back more details about the event. Pink out T-shirts are available for $12 and all proceeds go to the school’s Relay for Life chapter.
Suwanee Day volunteers honored
At Tuesday’s City Council meeting, the Council recognized Suwanee Day volunteers and the planning committee, and gave committee members coasters as a gift. Events coordinator Amy Doherty showed a timelapse video that captured about 34 hours in 1:20 of the Friday preparations and Saturday of the arts and crafts festival activity. Doherty said city staff use the video for future planning. Doherty also showed a video and honored the choreographers of the Suwanee Day Flash Mob. City manager Marty Allen said he was amazed by the work put in by volunteers.
“The gratitude cannot be said often enough, or deep enough, or heartfelt enough,” Allen said.
Taste of Suwanee to be held Oct. 13
The Taste of Suwanee event, put on by the North Gwinnett basketball booster club, is scheduled for noon on Oct. 13 at Town Center Park. More than 30 restaurants and vendors are scheduled to participate, as attendees sample appetizers, entrees and desserts. The event will also air college football games, have a kids zone with inflatables, rides and games and live music. Admission is free, but food and activities in the kids zone are available through a ticket purchase. There will also be an arts and crafts market. Parking is available at Town Center Park and Shadowbrook Baptist Church.
Run for Romance 5K on Oct. 13
A 5K run at Settles Bridge Park in Suwanee is scheduled for 8 a.m. on Oct. 13, and put on by passionatespouse.com. The race is to off-set the cost for couples to attend The MarriageProm, an elegant gala for married couples designed for the purpose of encouraging passion, romance and oneness in marriage, according to the web site run by Stan and Patty Stokes. The 5K has a $25 fee until Oct. 12, and it’s $30 the day of the race. The fee includes a T-shirt. Awards will be given for top male and female, and top three male and female by age group.
Applications for 2013 garden now available
Applications for plots in Suwanee’s Harvest Farm Community Garden for next year will be accepted from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 3 at White Street Park, where the community garden is located. The garden’s 76 plots are available first to city of Suwanee residents. The annual fee for a plot ranges from $50 to $100, depending upon the size of the plot requested. City residents receive a 25 percent discount.
Monthly Business Alliance meeting set for Oct. 10
The Suwanee Business Alliance’s monthly meeting is scheduled for Oct. 10 at Moondance Restaurant and Lounge. The SBA typically meets on the second Wednesday of each month at a member’s business to network and promote local businesses.
City’s 2011 report awarded and recognized
The Government Finance Officers Association has recognized the city of Suwanee’s 2011 Popular Annual Financial Report. Evaluated on its creativity, presentation, understandability, and reader appeal, the annual report for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2011 has met GFOA requirements to be recognized with a Popular Annual Financial Report Award. In order to receive the award, local government organizations must receive a weighted average score of 75 percent or more on three of the four highest individual reviews. Suwanee’s report scored an average of 89 percent.
— From Staff Reports