Black History Month exhibit planned
The Centerville Community Center at 3025 Bethany Church Road in Snellville will present a Black History Month exhibit from Feb. 3 to 28.
The exhibit can be viewed from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call the center at 770-985-4713.
award grant to
The Gwinnett Braves have awarded their $1,000 grant for the month of December to Parkwood Farms Therapy Center Inc. of Snellville. The “Season of Giving” themed grant is designed to assist organizations that benefit youth, education or sports programming.
Parkwood Farms Therapy Center Inc. is a multi-discipline therapy center that offers non-traditional therapies for children with a variety of disabilities, including autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome and intellectual disability. One of the key non-traditional therapies is therapeutic and recreational horseback riding lessons provided through the Parkwood Farms Equestrian Program. The Parkwood Farms grounds include nine acres of riding space, a handicap accessible arena, a large outdoor arena and a wooded sensory trail.
The grant awarded to Parkwood Farms will be applied to the purchase of new equipment for the Equestrian Program, including new helmets, saddle blankets, saddles and other riding gear. This new equipment will help keep therapy riders safe and comfortable for years to come.
Jackson EMC Foundation
gives out grants
The Jackson EMC Foundation Board of Directors awarded a total of $73,440 in grants during its December meeting, including $30,000 to organizations serving Gwinnett County:
• A $15,000 grant to the Lawrenceville Cooperative Ministry for its Emergency Food Assistance Program
• A $10,000 grant to the Norcross Cooperative Ministry for its Emergency Shelter Assistance Program
• A $5,000 grant to Georgia Community Support Solutions in Norcross, which provides developmentally disabled adults and youth with a variety of facility and community-based activities that help them achieve independence, personal development and community inclusion
The Jackson EMC Foundation was established in 2005. Cooperative members participating in Operation Round Up have their monthly electric bills rounded up to the next dollar amount, with the “spare change” going to the foundation.
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