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GAB: Back to school supplies needed

Back to school supplies needed

The Gwinnett Coalition for Health and Human Services has put out a call for back to school supplies for children in need in Gwinnett County. Supplies needed include notebook tab dividers, notebook paper, spiral notebooks, composition notebooks, construction paper, drawing pads, graph paper, protractors and compasses, calculators, scissors and rulers, pencils and sharpeners, pens and crayons, colored pencils, markers and dry erase markers, USB flash drives and book bags.

Supply donations can be arranged through the Salvation Army through Debbie Wengrow at 770-724-1674; Gwinnett DFCS through Kim Crawford at 678-575-3864; Rainbow Village through Lynette Ward at 770-497-1888, ext. 14; the Path Project through Melinda Hollandsworth at melinda@path-project.org; Travelers Aid Gwinnett through Paulette Haase at 404-817-7070 ext. 117; the Lawrenceville Housing Authority through Liz Buckle at 770-963-4900 ext. 202; the Impact Group through Sandy Burns at 678-808-4472 or Divine Heritage Academy through Letondrea Moore at wow-291-0849.

Red Cross offers lifeguard training course

The American Red Cross is offering a lifeguard training course this weekend at the West Gwinnett Aquatic Center. The course will begin Friday at 5 p.m. and will end on Sunday at 4 p.m. Sessions on Saturday and Sunday run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The course combines online material, classroom learning and hands-on experience in the water with first aid and CPR/AED training. The online portion of the course must be completed before Saturday’s session begins at 8 a.m. Registration for the course is required and participants must contact the aquatic center to set a time to complete a prerequisite skills test before they register.

The course costs $186 per person, which includes $35 paid to the Red Cross. For more information or to register, visit www.gwinnettparks.com and use activity code WGAC11566.

Georgia SPCA holds vaccination clinic

The Georgia SPCA is holding a pet vaccination clinic from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. The clinic will offer tests and shots for rabies, canine and feline distemper, bordatella and canine heartworm tests, among others, as well as microchipping, deworming and nail trimming services.

Prices range from $10 for nail trimming to $25 for microchipping, heartworm tests and feline combination tests. The clinic is first come, first serve, and the SPCA asks that all dogs be on leashes and all cats be in carriers. All proceeds from the event go to the SPCA.

The clinic will take place at Camp Woof, located at 4590 Buford Highway in Norcross. For more information, call the Georgia SPCA at 678-765-2726 or Camp Woof at 770-558-6100.

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