Pebble Tossers, a youth development organization, awarded 16 youth volunteers with the President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) in recognition of their outstanding service. The award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated exemplary citizenship through volunteering. The following students are commended for their outstanding service: • Greg Galanter, Bronze, Peachtree Charter Middle School • James Jones, Gold, The Lovett School • Ashley Stratton, Gold, The Lovett School • Linda Benton, Gold, The Lovett School • Grace Manning, Silver and Bronze, Autrey Mill Middle School • Areeba Kausar, Bronze, Homeschool • Henry Guynn, Gold, St. Pius X Catholic High School • Ashna Cheemakurthy, Gold, Northview High School • Ismail Khaderi, Gold, Marvin Ridge Middle School • Frank Harris, Gold, Cambridge High School • Narmeen Babar, Bronze, Atlanta Girls’ School • Komal Babar, Bronze, Alfalah Academy • Srikar Karra, Silver, South Forsyth High School • Rhea Pabbati, Gold, Denmark High School • Milan Ronvelwala, Gold, Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science & Technology • Ethan Gravely, Bronze, Mt. Vernon Presbyterian School. PebbleTossers.org.
Feeding Our Hungry
Local businesses teamed up with newly-opened 6 Bridges Brewing in Johns Creek to sponsor Claws for a Cause – a crawfish and shrimp boil benefiting Senior Services North Fulton. With DataScan stepping up for the second year as presenting sponsor, the event helped raise money for Meals on Wheels and a transportation program that helps get homebound seniors in North Fulton to their medical appointments. Claws for a Cause was also supported by Aberdeen Place Hospice, Bonnie Sammons, Home Care Assistance, Northside Chapel Funeral Directors, Pegasus Senior Living and Where the Heart Is. The event raised enough money to provide over 1,200 meals to hungry seniors, or almost 90 round-trip rides to medical appointments. SSNorthFulton.org
Two JCHS lacrosse players, Mary Janell (MJ) Tredway, daughter of Mary Eva and Craig Tredway and Ava Trankina, daughter of Kim and Tim Trankina, have been selected to participate to play lacrosse and represent their home state of Georgia at the Maverik National Lacrosse Classic. Both girls were also selected to play in last year’s tournament. The Maverik National Lacrosse Classic is a national tournament that includes over 2,000 athletes from around the country and over 200 college coaches in attendance.
North Fulton Community Charities’ (NFCC) Spring fundraisers raised over $100,000 to help low-income families in need. The 11th Annual Swing Into Action Golf Tournament, presented by Northside Hospital, was held at the Country Club of the South. CAS Group, Charity Guild of Johns Creek, Renasant Bank and Roswell Presbyterian Church also sponsored the tournament. Play FORE Good, presented by Synchrony at Topgolf, was a new event for NFCC. Founded in 1983, the mission of North Fulton Community Charities is to build self-sufficiency and prevent homelessness and hunger in our community by providing emergency assistance and enrichment programs. The charity has served tens of thousands of individuals in North Fulton in the past 35 years. NFCC will host a community celebration as their Fall fundraiser in September titled Barbara’s Bash to celebrate long-time executive director Barbara Duffy NFCCHelp.org.
Wesleyan School Will Again Bus Service Throughout North Metro Area
For the fifth year, during the 2019-2020 school year, Wesleyan School will offer morning and afternoon bus services throughout the north metro Atlanta area. Routes include Brookhaven, Buckhead, Duluth, Dunwoody, Johns Creek, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Suwanee, and Tucker. To see route details, cost, and anticipated stops, visit WesleyanSchool.org/bus. Wesleyan School is a Christian, independent K-12 college preparatory school located in Peachtree Corners, Georgia. At the start of the 2018-2019 school year, Wesleyan enrolled 1,177 students from throughout the metropolitan Atlanta area.
Drink With the Fishes
Save the date for October 4, 2019 for Georgia Aquarium’s 14th annual Aqua Vino food and wine social event. Sample wines from around the world and taste the best cuisine Atlanta has to offer. You won’t want to miss the amazing silent auctions and an exciting night exploring our incredible galleries! GeorgiaAquarium.org
Camp Twin Lakes Does Summer Right
For more than 25 years, Camp Twin Lakes has powered fully adaptive, medically supportive, and transformative camp experiences for children and young adults with serious illnesses, disabilities, and other life challenges. After spending every other day of the year adapting to the world around them, for one week, camp adapts to them. Camp Twin Lakes provides life-changing experiences at three fully accessible Georgia campsites in Rutledge, Winder, and Warm Springs, Ga Partnering with more than 60 nonprofit organizations, each serving a different population, Camp Twin Lakes creates customized, intention. al programming that teaches campers to overcome obstacles, grow in their confidence and capabilities, and experience the joys of childhood. The result is mindful, resilient, and confident children who are prepared to triumph over challenges. Annually, Camp Twin Lakes’ year-round programs serve 10,000 children, leveraging support from 3,500 volunteers. Camp Twin Lakes proudly subsidizes 70 percent of the direct camp costs ($550) for every camper served. Most campers attend camp at no cost to their families. Learn more at Camptwinlakes.org.
Fighting Childhood Cancer One Cup of Lemonade at a Time
Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) emerged from the front yard lemonade stand of cancer patient Alexandra “Alex” Scott (1996 – 2004) who at the age of four announced she wanted to raise money to help find a cure for all children with cancer. This is the sixth consecutive year that Firebirds Wood Fired Grill, with locations in Alpharetta and Peachtree Corners, has participated in Lemonade Days. The polished-casual restaurant donates proceeds year-round in support of ALSF’s mission. Firebirds has raised $1.5 million to fight childhood cancer. FirebirdsRestaurants.com.