Councilwoman Marlene Taylor-Crawford showed off her moves for charity. She was one of the contestants at the dance competition two weeks ago. GwinnettChatt Outreach hosted their first live fundraising event and it gave the local community the opportunity to step out of their comfort zones and entertain those of us who were less talented. It was a star studded event attended by many and enjoyed by us all.
This event is hosted by Gwinnett Chatt Outreach. We are so excited to be able to support Gwinnett Chat and have a wonderful evening at the same time. Gwinnett has its' own version of Dancing With The Stars. Our version is The Dancing Stars of Gwinnett. Anytime we can support our youth, we will do so.
Ryan Cox is the Founder of Gwinnett Chatt Outreach. He was born and raised in Chattanooga Tennessee, hence the “Chatt” in the name of the organization. He tries to hold on to his Tennessee roots here and there. In moving to Georgia years ago, and living in Gwinnett County for over 10 years; Ryan has grown a passion for Gwinnett County and its residents.
As a resident of the county, Ryan began to notice a social justice gap within the communities of Gwinnett. Ryan is not one to play the blame game, he took action by volunteering, continuing to vote, attending local government meetings, and launching Gwinnett Chatt Outreach. He is continuously looking for creative ways to make a difference in his community, and bridge the social injustice gap.
As the founder of Gwinnett Chatt Outreach, Ryan’s goal is to help Gwinnett communities be healthy, well cared for, informed, and thriving. Ryan partners with community leaders, businesses, and the community itself; to develop and conduct public service programs. Ryan’s shared passion for Gwinnett County and the well-being of all its residents, is an extension of who Ryan is at his core.
I had a wonderful Mother's Day Weekend. One of the things I love about Gwinnett County is that there is always something to do here. Whether you live in Lawrenceville, Sugar Hill or Auburn, you can always find something to do. This past weekend was so much fun for me. I started out going to dinner with my family on Friday evening. I love fried crabs and so almost every Friday evening we go out to eat some.
Saturday morning started with me taking my 3 year old granddaughter Carter to free comic book day downtown Lawrenceville at Galatica Comic Book store. That was a lot of fun. She picked up her first comic book which had Wonder Woman on the cover. She loves Wonder Woman and Spiderman. I had to purchase that book, a set of trading cards and a Paw Patrol activity set. I didn't mind because she was able to get 10 free comic books as well.
After we left Galatica, we stopped by to visit SoJe, which was next door and owned by my husband's co-worker and his wife. While in there, I picked up some body butter and a cute little sweat suit for Carter. I am such a pushover for this kid. We then left Soje and went across the street to pick up a balloon and a couple of lollipops. We saw a couple of characters walking around. Carter got to meet one of the Ghost Busters and Zorro.
Our next stop was to Peachtree Cafe' to have brunch and there Carter and I met up with my daughter Dominique for some good food. I love the Reuben from Peachtree Cafe'. I have it at least once a month when I host my Breakfast Club meeting on the 2nd Friday of each month.
Our final stop of the day was Duluth Derby Day. This was a lot of fun, but it was a little chilly. I wished the weather would have been warmer, but the experience was nice. Carter got a chance to ride the horses twice and as soon as we got there we got to take a free picture from a company called Star Pix Photobooth ATL. This was pretty cool, because I wanted to get the pictures of us with our hats on. The night before I had stopped by the thrift store to find the hats and I lucked out. My first thought was order them from Amazon, but I knew that I would probably only wear the hat once, so the thrift store worked out fine.
All in all I had a wonderful weekend. Looking forward to my next adventure which will be this weekend when I visit Calloway Gardens. I'll be sure to share the pictures with you.
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Gwinnett County, GA –Derrick J. Wilson, who is leading in votes to be the Democratic nominee for Gwinnett County District 3 Commissioner, is hosting his 2nd Annual school supply drive. The goal: to raise funds to purchase and distribute laptops locally to our families in District 3.
With businesses slowly opening and everyone adjusting to new regulations regarding how to move forward since the outbreak of the coronavirus, residents all over the country are attempting to adjust to this “new normal.” But life did not stop. Summer plans have been altered or canceled, and families still need to prepare their children for the upcoming school year. Due to the pandemic, school districts are weighing decisions to open schools or having students attend virtually during the 2020-2021 academic year. Derrick J. Wilson is seeking solutions that will benefit families and students for either situation, so students will not fall behind.
The fundraising drive will begin June 22, 2020 and continue through July 22nd . Due to the coronavirus and the need for social distancing, this year’s school drive will be held virtually. For every $50 donated, one laptop will be donated to a family in need. Wilson hopes to raise enough funds to purchase 250 laptops to assist families that do not have access to a computer at home. The laptops will be donated to each school’s PTSA on July 31st for distribution to the families. Residents who want to get involved, can donate online at: https://bit.ly/2UXSYPM.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 19, 2020 Whitney Furlough, Communications Director Phone: 470-737-1717 Email: email@example.com
Duluth had a block party and concert on Friday and my husband and I attended. We had a really good time. It was just nice to be outside meeting new people and just enjoying the live band that was playing songs from the 80's. Friday night is our date night and most of the time we just go out to dinner, but this time we decided that we wanted to do something different, so we went to Duluth for the block party. There were vendors and games for the children. They even had the old school video games like PacMan and Centipede which is one of my favorite games. I wanted to play, but the kids would not let up, so instead I ate popcorn, chatted with the couple sitting on the bench next to us and enjoyed the music and people watching.
After attending this event my husband and I decided that we would continue to go to the different events that are held throughout the year here in Gwinnett. The crazy thing is that I announce a lot of these events on Good Morning Gwinnett everyday, but I rarely attend them, because I'm most likely working. Moving forward I will be taking a time out and enjoy some of these great events that I talk about on the show.
If you're like me always working and barely taking time for yourself I invite you to take a time out and just enjoy all that your community has to offer. It can really be refreshing. It was for us. If you are in Gwinnett and you see me out and about tap me on the shoulder to say hello.
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