Lilburn Woman’s Club holds Southern Tea
LILBURN -- The Lilburn Woman's Club celebrated Mother's Day recently with a Mother-Daughter Southern Style Tea.
Every year Mothers and Daughters all over the South get dressed up complete with matching hats and corsages to enjoy each other's company in honor of Mother's Day.
This year, members of the GFWC Lilburn Woman's Club celebrated Mother's Day at the home of Sandy McGuire, where she hosted her 14th annual Mother-Daughter Southern Style Tea for family, friends and members of the community.
The event doubled as a fundraiser with this year's donations of $850 going to the Alzheimer's Research Foundation.
Even the children greeted the guests at the entrance with homemade lemonade joined in and donated all the proceeds from their tip jars to the cause.
Last year the event raised several hundred dollars in support of the Patti-Jo Shapiro Scholarships, which were awarded earlier in the month to two local high school seniors.
Tennis tourney raises money for Hemophilia
FLOWERY BRANCH -- More than 150 tennis players and spectators convened recently in Flowery Branch for Sterling on the Lake's Fifth Annual Member-Guest Tennis Tournament presented by Milton Martin Honda and Stage Environmental Solutions.
The tournament was open to all residents of Sterling on the Lake and a non-resident partner of their choice. The teams were divided into nine brackets with every level of tennis represented from beginners to seasoned pros.
Through sponsorships, entry fees and a silent auction, the three-day tournament once again raised money for Hemophilia of Georgia, a local organization that exists so that people in the state affected by bleeding disorders can live as normally and productively as possible.
This year's tournament raised a total of $9,000, on par with the last four years of fundraising.
G-Braves award grant to Special Olympics
LAWRENCEVILLE -- The Gwinnett Braves have awarded their $1,000 grant for the month of April to Gwinnett County Special Olympics. The "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" themed grant aimed at assisting organizations that promote youth athletics and activities. It will help fund Special Olympics sports program for youth with intellectual disabilities.
Gwinnett County Special Olympics supports more than 2,000 athletes of all ages including school-age children with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage and experience the joy of sports participation.
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