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GAB: Gwinnett Clean and Beautiful hosting annual recycling event

Valerie J. Wages, president of Tom M. Wages Funeral Service LLC, is pictured with John Horan from Denver, Colo., during the National Conference of Selected Independent Funeral Homes. (Special Photo)

Valerie J. Wages, president of Tom M. Wages Funeral Service LLC, is pictured with John Horan from Denver, Colo., during the National Conference of Selected Independent Funeral Homes. (Special Photo)

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Melissa Gerrior

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Gwinnett Clean and Beautiful hosting annual recycling event

This Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Gwinnett Clean and Beautiful will collect used electronics — with the exception of TVs and computer monitors — as well as paper, cardboard, aluminum cans, steel cans, scrap metal, glass bottles and jars and plastic bottles and containers during its 16th annual America Recycles Day event. Residents can also bring confidential documents — there’s a three-box limit — and have them shredded for free.

Residents should bring their recyclables to the Recycling Bank of Gwinnett at 4300 Satellite Blvd. in Duluth. Random cash prizes with be awarded to participants. For more information on the event, call 770-822-5187 or email gwinnettcb@gwinnettcb.org.

Local Girl Scout volunteers recognized

Five area Girl Scout volunteers have been honored for their contributions to their local troops by the Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta.

Four Gwinnett County residents received the Pioneer Award, which recognizes an invaluable and dedicated commitment to their troop, service unit, county, the council or the entire Girl Scout movement. Recipients have been an adult volunteers for at least seven years while serving in one or more volunteer capacities and are current registered adult members.

The Pioneer Award winners from Gwinnett are Elizbeth Cherney, Pam Freeman and Ethelyn “Lyn” Risher, all of Lawrenceville, and Carol Oliver of Suwanee .

One resident received the Appreciation Award, which acknowledges the efforts of a volunteer in one specific volunteer position. As a current registered volunteer member of Girl Scouts of the USA, recipients have been volunteers for a minimum of two years and contribute to the Girl Scout mission.

The Appreciation Award winner from Gwinnett is Melissa Gerrior of Dacula.

Gwinnett funeral home hosts national conference

Gwinnett County, for the first time, hosted the National Conference of Selected Independent Funeral Homes, a group of family owned funeral home practitioners from around the country.

Valerie J. Wages, president of Tom M. Wages Funeral Service LLC, coordinated the three-day event held at both the Lawrenceville and Snellville chapels.

The agenda included discussions on how to better serve and support the community as family-owned businesses and how to deal with mass tragedies.

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