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GAB: Restaurant seeks teachers of the year

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Pollo Tropical is asking local residents to rally in support of Gwinnett County's favorite teachers and nominate them for the Pollo Tropical Teachers of the Year awards.

The winning teachers will receive Pollo Tropical complimentary coupons valid for free Pollo Tropical for a year and a Golden Apple Award.

The school in each county that originates the most teacher nominations will win a $500 Pollo Tropical donation to its student activities fund.

Nominations will be accepted through 5 p.m. April 19.

To nominate a teacher or for more information about the awards, visit www.pollotropical.com/myteacher.

More than $40K to be given to students, schools

ATLANTA -- The Path2College 529 Plan recently launched its 10,000 Reasons to Save Sweepstakes, which will award one family who is already saving with Path2College and one non-account holder with $10,529 each for his or her college savings.

"Every year, we have several programs designed to get people thinking about saving for college," said Mitch Seabaugh, director of the Path2College 529 Plan. "This sweepstakes is the biggest one we've ever done, and we hope it will encourage those who haven't yet started to save for their children to do so."

Seabaugh said the primary focus is to get more families saving for college so students and financially prepared for higher education.

Path2College has a goal of adding at least 10,000 new accounts during the sweepstakes.

The Path2College Plan allows families to contribute money to a child's account, and as a Georgia resident their contributions have a state tax advantage. Earnings in a Path2College 529 Plan are both federal and state tax deferred and withdrawals for qualified education expenses are federally and state tax free.

For more information, visit www.path2college.com.

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