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Gwinnett Youth to be Surprised with Bikes, October 30th

The Gwinnett County Police Department and Variety of Georgia, a children’s charity organization, will surprise 100 disadvantaged children with brand new bicycles this Saturday, October 30 at Gwinnett Place Mall (2100 Pleasant Hill Road, Duluth) following a morning of Halloween-themed festivities.

The youth range from age seven to twelve and they will arrive to the mall at 9:00 a.m. for a special breakfast courtesy of new Korean grocer, MegaMart, complete with Trick-or-Treat goody bags. 

Gwinnett Place will supply pumpkins to the children for decorating activities.  As the youth complete their activities, Variety of Georgia will present each of the 100 kids with a brand new bicycle, helmet and lock.

Whole Foods Market Farmer-Owned Storewide Event, Saturday and Sunday

Meet the brand representatives and farmers who grow and produce products including dairy, juice, pork, rice, produce at the Whole Foods Market ‘Farmer Owned Storewide Event’ tomorrow and Sunday.

At the Whole Foods Market Farmer-Owned Storewide Event, you’ll get the inside scoop on exactly where your food comes from, what is in it, how it’s made and equally important, why it’s important for you to support farmer-owned brands and cooperatives. 

Participants will be able to sample delicious farm fresh products. During the events, guests will enjoy free samples of the represented products, receive coupons for participating brands, and interact with the farmer-owners and representatives of their respective brands.

                                 October 23 from 11 a.m.

Come Out and Cheer for Breast Cancer

This weekend, the sidewalks of Atlanta will be filled with passion, perseverance and pink when the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure comes to the Metro Atlanta Area.

Individuals spend months training for the event’s physical demands and fundraising at least $2,300 to fund life-saving research and community programs supporting education, screening and treatment. All of the participants’ dedication and preparation culminates by walking 60 miles over the course of three days.

Supporters are invited to visit any of the following public stops along the Komen Atlanta 3-Day for the Cure route:

Friday, October 22

Lake Lanier Islands (7000 Holiday Road, Buford) 7:30 a.m.

Suwanee Station (Station Center Boulevard, Suwanee) 12 – 5 p.m.

Shorter University comes to Gwinnett Place

This week, the Gwinnett Place Community Improvement District (CID) welcomed Shorter University, which opened a new adult and professional services campus at 3805 Crestwood Parkway.

The number of higher and continuing education alternatives continues to grow in the county’s central business district, adding to greater Gwinnett Place’s uniqueness within Gwinnett County.

Finalists for the Hudgens Prize

The Hudgens Center, a non-profit organization that has been focused on supporting the arts in Georgia since its establishment in 1981; is delighted to announce the names of five finalists for the Hudgens Prize visual arts competition.

Whole Foods Helps You Give Back

The Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center Foundation has been selected to participate in Whole Foods Market’s 5% Day Giving Program.

By shopping at the John’s Creek/Duluth Whole Foods Market (5495 State Bridge Road) on Tuesday, September 14, 2010, five percent of the store’s total pre-tax sales for the day will go to the Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center Foundation.

The Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center reaches more than 40,000 students, through its education programs, in its efforts to inspire and engage them in solving tomorrow’s environmental challenges and promoting sustainable development practices and new technologies.

“Whole Foods Market 5% Day is dedicated to helping non-profit organizations in the local community.  Our focus is to support innovative groups that strive to make the world a better place,” said Kubeshni Moodley, Marketing Team Leader at the John’s Creek/Duluth Whole Foods Market.

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