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Spring 2014 - Volume 14 Snellville Spirit Magazine is produced by: Snellville Tourism & Trade Association

COMMUNITY While preparing for the upcoming 2014 event season, I began to think about what makes up our “Snellville Community”. I first looked to the definition of “community” for clues. On Dictionary. com, the first listing defined community as “a social group of any size whose members reside in a specific locality, share government, and often have a common cultural and historical heritage.” Does that really define our community? Yes, we all reside in a specific location. Yes, we all share a government. And indeed, we have some common cultural and historical heritage. I believe the key word is “some.” There are so many more cultural and historical perspectives in Snellville than ever before and each of these is an integral part of Snellville. With all those things that we have in common as well as our diverse cultural heritages, it is together that we make up our community. Snellville Tourism and Trade is beginning its fifth year of serving our community. We are excited to offer a wide variety of events and activities to the citizens of Snellville and promoting our great city to others that may visit or relocate to our great city. We are so proud to continue production of Snellville Spirit magazine which showcases the positive aspects of life in Snellville. My hope for the 2014 Snellville Tourism and Trade event season is for every citizen to join us and participate in our community. Get to know and have a better understanding of your neighbors. Together we can continue to make our community a place that makes us all proud. I look forward to seeing you in Snellville in 2014.

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Don Britt President, Snellville Tourism and Trade

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P.O. Box 669 • Snellville, GA 30078 Website: www.snellvilletourism.com Snellville Tourism and Trade Association’s mission is to promote business, tourism and events in the City of Snellville. President Don Britt Vice President Gretchen Schulz Secretary Ronnie Bentley Treasurer Krish Dhokia Board Member Stephen Brust Board Member Brian Pendley Board Member Susan Chappelear Board Member Sam Roper Board Member Alice Snipes Executive Director Kelly McAloon Mayor of Snellville Kelly Kautz City Council Tom Witts - Mayor Pro Tem, Barbara Bender, Diane Krause, Bobby Howard and Dave Emanuel City Council Website: www.snellville.org Magazine Design by Gail Lane Contributing Writers and Photographers: Gretchen Schulz, Mike Stock, Tom Womack, Photography Jon Richards, Kelly McAloon, Tom Witts, Kirk Buis, Brian Arrington, Gail Lane


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Parades, crafts, and festival foods! Come out to the annual Snellville Days Festival

VETERANS’ MEMORIAL 23 SNELLVILLE’S An update by Mayor Pro Tem Tom Witts

AN AWARD-WINNING CITY!

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VOLUNTEER AWARDS

ROAD PARK 29 OAK The plans and the progress.

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STAT CALENDAR OF EVENTS

ON THE GO! 30 SENIORS Lots of things going on for Snellville’s seniors.

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BEACH BLAST

BRIAN ARRINGTON 32 MEET Snellville’s Public Information Officer shares his thoughts on

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SHARK TANK FINALISTS

CRITTER CRAWL 34 THE Snellville Arts Council hosts the inaugural Critter Crawl.

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NEW RESTAURANTS IN SNELLVILLE

UPDATE 36 DDA Sharing big plans for the future of Snellville.

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CALLING ALL CATS!

RECIPES 38 HEALTHY A healthy twist on some of our favorite foods!

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Snellville is proud of these award-winning efforts. This group is what makes Snellville great! A whole year of family fun!

Fun in the sun ... in Snellville! Which of these two teams will walk away with ownership of their summer job? Now open and waiting to serve you! STAT the Cat makes his debut!

PARKS & RECREATION

Schedules and activities for the whole family.

his first quarter working for the city.

SNELLVILLE FARMERS MARKET Preparing for another award winning season!

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SNELLVILLE DAYS

Saturday, May 3 & Sunday, May 4 Snellville Days is in its 41st year and though it is steeped in tradition it has something new and different to offer every year. Our festival starts at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 3, 2014 with the parade, starting at Wisteria Village and ending at City Center. The theme for this year’s parade is “DREAMS DO COME TRUE” and the Grand Marshal is Rennie Curran, NFL player & Brookwood HS alumnus. FESTIVAL HOURS Saturday, May 3 2014 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, May 4, 2014 noon to 5 p.m. Over 20,000 visitors come annually for the parade and the two-day festival. There is free admission, free parking, and two days of free live entertainment. We also have a field packed with rides for the kids. You will find over 150 vendors and plenty of shopping and food to enjoy. Our stage will provide live entertainment all day on both days of the festival. On Sunday our featured group is The Soul Purpose Band. The band has performed at Snellville Days several times over the years. For your entertainment we have Wildlife Wendy and her tropical birds and the King BMX stunt show. Both will be performing three shows a day for both days. New to the festival is a car show on Saturday and a motorcycle show on Sunday.

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41st Annual Snellville Days

FESTIVAL SCHEDULE SATURDAY, MAY 3 10:00 Parade - Wisteria Village Grand Marshal - Rennie Curran, NFL player 10-6 FREE Arts and Crafts Festival T.W. Briscoe Park WILDLIFE WENDY and her tropical birds provide an up-close and personal encounter with the most entertaining species of the bird world. The show is for all ages and is fast-paced and fun.

Once again FUN FARE is providing a field full of rides for kids of all ages.

COMMUNITY STAGE 10:30 Alma Mexicana Mexican Dance 11:00 Woven Pines String Band 12:00 Ashley Nicole - Live 12:15 The Hangoverture Band 1:00 Canaan Land Dance 1:30 Blackfoot Daisy Americana Folk 2:15 Metro Jazz 4:00 Arissa Walker Band 4:30 Car Show Awards 4:45 Brian Alben 5:15 Cornerstone Martial Arts 5:30 Gwinnett School of Dance LIVE ENTERTAINMENT 11:15 Wildlife Wendy 12:00 King BMX Bike Stunt Show 2:00 Wildlife Wendy 3:00 King BMX Bike Stunt Show 4:30 Wildlife Wendy 5:00 King BMX Bike Stunt Show

SUNDAY, MAY 4 12-5 FREE Arts and Crafts Festival T.W. Briscoe Park COMMUNITY STAGE 12:15 The Spoken Word 12:45 Right Hand Reign Contemporary Christian 1:15 The Arkangels Band 1:45 Cornerstone Martial Arts 2:00 Soul Purpose Band 3:45 Motorcycle Show Awards 4:00 Alma Mexicana Mexican Dance 4:30 Chevas & Levi LIVE ENTERTAINMENT 12:15 Wildlife Wendy 1:00 King BMX Bike Stunt Show 2:15 Wildlife Wendy 3:00 King BMX Bike Stunt Show 4:00 Wildlife Wendy 4:30 King BMX Bike Stunt Show KID’S FIELD 12PM - 5PM

KID’S FIELD 10AM - 6PM

Come out and join the celebration! THE KING BMX STUNT SHOWS is one of the top stunt shows in the nation. Keith King BMX Bike Stunt Show will amaze and thrill you with heart-stopping maneuvers just like the ones you’ve seen in the X Games and Gravity Games.

THE SOUL PURPOSE BAND is steeped in a true Soul/R&B tradition that offers a combination of dance hits and soulful sounds from the 60’s to the 80’s, with an occasional tune from recent current pop charts. This uniquely talented group of musicians knows how to keep the dance floor full.

The 41st Annual Snellville Days Parade will be held Saturday, May 3rd at 10:00 am. This year’s theme is “Dreams Do Come True”. The parade will feature horses and knights from Medieval Times, group floats, three marching bands, mascots including Chopper and Maximus and Hairy Dawg, clowns, stilt walkers, politicians, and the local high schools, beauty queens, free give-a-ways and much more. The Grand Marshal is RENNIE CURRAN, a Brookwood High School alumnus and former football player (linebacker) for both the University of Georgia and the NFL. As an NFL player Rennie played for the Tennessee Titans and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Rennie is also the successful author of the book “Free Agent” and a public speaker in our community. Rennie will be joined by the UGA mascot. The parade will begin at 10 a.m. at the Kmart on Wisteria Drive, travel to North Road and at the Post Office turn- up Oak Road until it reaches the grandstand at City Hall. Chick-Fil-A will be serving breakfast and clowns will be making free animal balloons for the kids while you wait for the parade to arrive. 7


SNELLVILLE ... AN AWARD WINNING CITY City Public Works Department Honored for Statewide Award The Snellville Recycling Center was given a Distinguished Service Award at the 2013 Keep Georgia Beautiful Awards Luncheon in the Waste Reduction Category and later recognized with a certificate of recognition at the January 27 council meeting.

From left are Snellville Public Works Director Gaye Johnson, Supervisor Greg Rucker, Mayor Kelly Kautz, Stephen Moore and Ryan House. Not pictured: Jason Meeler.

Snellville placed third in the state behind Keep Cobb Beautiful and Keep Athens/Clarke County Beautiful.

Keenagers Give Funds to K9 Unit Last year, the city’s Keenager Club decided to dissolve due to a decrease in its attendance. But on January 27, the senior citizen club donated $700, the remaining balance of its funds, to the Snellville Police Department K9 Unit. From left are Officer Dennis Peters, Chief Roy Whitehead, Joanne Fuller, club president, and Cathryn Creasy, longtime Keenager member and past board member.

Snellville Police Given Commendations Two Snellville Police Officers were recognized for their work in solving a murder at the January 27 council meeting. Officers Dennis Peters and Scott Hermel were given certificates of commendation for “being instrumental in the solving of the murder of Domingo Alfredo Espinal that occurred in November of 2007.” From left are Mayor Kelly Kautz and officers Scott Hermel and Dennis Peters.

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For the 13th Year Snellville Named a “Tree City USA” For the 13th straight year, the city has been named a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation. “The City of Snellville has been a Tree City for 13 years and we are very proud of that,” said Jason Thompson, interim director of the city’s Department of Planning and Zoning. “Trees are very important asset to our citizens and it shows.” Communities achieve Tree City USA status by meeting four core standards of sound urban forestry management: maintaining a tree board or department, having a community tree ordinance, spending at least $2 per capita on urban forestry and celebrating Arbor Day, according to www.arborday.org. City officials said they expect to plant a tree in honor of the designation on April 25, National Arbor Day, at the Community Garden in Briscoe Park.

City Planning and Zoning Department administrative assistants Nelie Wilson and Marlene Temple with the Tree City USA flag.

Rain Nieddu gets Top Honor in Chamber Valor Awards Snellville Police Department officer Jennifer “Rain” Nieddu was named Public Safety Person of the Year by the Gwinnett Chamber on March 26th as part of the 2014 Valor Awards. Nearly 20 individuals and groups received awards for acts of bravery and service in the county. The Public Safety Person of the Year is “awarded to public safety professionals who have performed their jobs with exceptional skill, expertise, innovation and results. Community involvement both on and off the job should reflect favorably.” According to her nomination letter for the award, Nieddu has been an exemplary employee for SPD since 2008. She was able to achieve even greater successes during her first full year as a Special Operations Officer in 2013 when she made 374 arrest charges. This included 22 felony drug arrests, 83 misdemeanor drug arrests and the apprehension of 31 fugitives. Nieddu stopped 1,068 vehicles for traffic infractions, issued 1,973 citations and handled 1,986 total calls for service. Nieddu also attended the majority of the monthly regional traffic enforcement networking meetings throughout the year. “Based on all of what Officer Nieddu did throughout 2013 she was voted on by her peers as the 2013 Snellville Police Officer of the Year,” said Chief Roy Whitehead.

YSS Athletics Recognized as a “Mover & Maker” YSS Athletics was recognized as the Small Manufacturer of the Year by Partnership Gwinnett with their 2014 Movers & Makers Awards. The awards are given to exceptional companies involved in the manufacture, processing or distribution of tangible products. Torey Rose, a former high school coach, was frustrated with uniform vendors who “over promised and under delivered.” Challenged by the principal at her school, she set about to make her teams’ uniforms. And she did. Now, YSS Athletics has 38 employees and manufactures uniforms for all types of sports. They have worked to greatly improve their work force and processes by working with Gwinnett Tech and other industry specialists. 9


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VOLUNTEER AWARDS

A group of volunteers were lauded for their dedication to the city at the Snellville Tourism and Trade Marcy Pharris Volunteer of the Year award in March. The volunteers of the year were Gretchen and Kurt Schulz who are the founders of both the Snellville Farmers’ Market and the Community Garden at Snellville. Also honored were Ileen Meggison of the Community Garden, Ronnie Bentley of the Gwinnett Sunrise Rotary Club, Marilyn Swinney of the Snellville Farmers’ Market, Kathy Emanuel of the Snellville Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association and Grace Clower of the Snellville Lions Club.

Snellville Mayor Pro Tempore Tom Witts presents Gretchen and Kurt Schulz with the Snellville Tourism and Trade Marcy Pharris Volunteer of the Year award at a dinner at the Summit Chase Country Club.

“Volunteers are the heart of our city,” said Kelly McAloon, Snellville Tourism and Trade’s executive director. “They volunteer because they want to make a difference in our community. Without the support of our volunteers we would not be able to have the great events and activities we have throughout the year in Snellville. The Farmers’ Market, the Community Garden and all events are run by volunteers who work endless hours to bring Snellville only the very best. We love our volunteers!” The Schulzes received a plaque and City Manager Butch Sanders presented the couple with a painting.

Snellville Mayor Pro Tempore Tom Witts and Kathy Emanuel of the Snellville SCPAAA

Snellville Volunteer Grace Clower of Lions Club

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Ileen Meggison of Community Garden @ Snellville

Snellville Mayor Pro Tempore Tom Witts and Ronnie Bentley of the Gwinnett Sunrise Rotary

“The Schulz’s work as a team on most projects and are the founders of both the Farmers’ Market and the Community Garden. Gretchen Schulz serves as vice president on the Snellville Tourism and Trade Board,” McAloon said. “They both play a very integral role in supporting this community and making Snellville a better place to live. The Schulzs are very deserving of the Marcy Pharris Volunteer of the Year award.

Marilyn Swinney of Snellville Farmers Market and Mayor Pro Tempore Tom Witts Snellville, Where Everybody’s Proud to be Somebody


May 31st - 2 p.m. - 7 p.m. Towne Green

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2014 EVENTS

July 4th - 3 p.m. - 10 p.m. Towne Green

POPCORN IN THE PARK

Free Outdoor Movies Games & Activities Before Movie Saturday Evenings in the Summer June 14th, July 26th, August 16th, September 27th Briscoe Park - 7 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

FOOD TRUCK FRIDAY

June 20th - 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. Towne Green

FOOD TRUCK SATURDAY

LIVE! ON THE LAWN

FARMER'S MARKET

Saturdays - 8 am - Noon June 7th - September 27th Towne Green

Concert Series - 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. May 31st - Sons of Sailors July 19th - Metro Jazz Band August 23rd - Electric Avenue October 25th - Banks & Shane Towne Green

Giant SWEETHEART WISHES

Many thanks to all those who supported the Valentine’s Day contest and shared their creative talents for all of Snellville to see. Thank you to Mayor Pro Tem Tom Witts for making the huge 8 ft. hearts. All proceeds were donated to the Southeast Gwinnett Food Co-op. WINNERS OF THE VALENTINE CONTEST 1st Place - A Daisy A Day Florist 2nd Place - Snellville Arts Commission 3rd Place - The Home Depot

July 19th - 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. August 23rd - 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

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September 21st - Noon - 6 p.m. Towne Green

SNELLVILLE FALL FESTIVAL

October 25th - Noon - 7 p.m. Towne Green

CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING November 29th 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. Parade - 5:30 p.m. Lighting of the Tree - 7 p.m. Towne Green

Events Subject to Change. For updates, visit www.SnellvilleTourism.com

CASINO NIGHT!

The 2nd Annual Casino Night to benefit the Community Garden@Snellville was a huge success. The Gwinnett Sunrise Rotary, Snellville Tourism and Trade, and Greater Eastside Chamber of Commerce teamed up to make this a memorable event. It was a St. Patrick’s Day full of fun, fellowship and games of chance!

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3rd Annual

SATURDAY - MAY 31ST! Beach Blast 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Free Concert 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

June is a month that brings back thoughts of going to the beach. But guess what, you don’t need to drive for hours to get therethe beach is coming to you. That’s right, Snellville’s 3rd Annual Beach Blast is going to transform Oak Road into a Beach with 70 tons of soft white sand that has been donated by E.R. Snell. This will be a fun-filled day packed with activities for the entire family to enjoy. DJ Bruce King will be spinning sweet beach sounds from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. Join us for fun in the sun and enjoy great food, music and the following activities throughout the day: • • • • • • • •

Mascot Parade around the Green Inflatables and Water Slide Bungee Jump Cake and Cookie walk The Limbo...How low can you go? Trackless Train Watermelon Eating Contest Hula Hoop Contest for Kids, Moms, Dads, Grandmas and Grandpas.

But wait ... there’s MORE! Stick around for the first of our concert series sponsored by About Face Skin Care. Enjoy “Sons of Sailors,” a Jimmy Buffet tribute band from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. “Sons of Sailors” has been playing Jimmy Buffett music, mixed with other artists’ material and originals, for decades; with age and a little salt, they deliver great saltwater music. With a treasury of great Buffett songs you’ll think you’re at a Parrothead concert with all the Coral Reefers. We couldn’t do this without our sponsors! Our sponsors are so supportive throughout the year. Many thanks to E.R. Snell, Summit Chase Country Club, Sam’s Club, Securlock Storage, S. E. Urgent Care, Hamilton Financial and Wild Wing Cafe.

what are we going to do with all that sand? After the sun has set on the beach and the last notes of the music have resonated for the evening, Nash Construction, Inc. will clean up Oak Road and spread the donated sand at South Gwinnett High’s baseball field. BIG thanks to Nash Construction, Inc.! BIG thanks to Gwinnett’s Greenest Lawns for grading the sand to make the beach and Georgia Sand and Stone, Inc. for bringing the sand to Snellville.

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Snellville SHARK TANK The Snellville Office of Economic Development and the teachers of the Entrepreneurship Alliance program invite you to serve on a jury or visit during the Shark Tank Event. The program, now in its third year, has expanded to Brookwood High School and Central Gwinnett High School and is immensely successful. • South Gwinnett High School: Wednesday, April 30 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. – City Hall. • Brookwood High School: Thursday, May 1 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. – City Hall. • Central Gwinnett High School: Friday, May 2 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. – Lawrenceville City Hall. • Best Young Entrepreneur - Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce: Wednesday, May 7 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.. -Pitches from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eric Van Otteren, head of the city’s Economic Development Department said, “This year we have very promising businesses, and our students are excited and ready. We would be thrilled to have you contribute your insights and time to help encourage and grow budding young entrepreneurs.” If you are interested in being part of the Shark Tank Jury, or if you have any questions, please contact Mr. Van Otteren via email at economicdevelopment@snellville.org or by phone at 770-985-3502.

BUSINESS OWNERS ... YOU HAVE A CHOICE TO MAKE! You can spend Tuesday evening, April 22, either: A) working late alone; B) watching reality TV to forget your business problems; or C) investing a couple of hours with us and potentially beginning a new era of success for your business! The City of Snellville and the Snellville Entrepreneur Council have four powerful tools in place, specifically to help you succeed as a business owner: The Peer Advisory Board, Mentoring, Solutions Seminars and The Snellville Toolbox. The Summit has been revampted to create a new, valuable “experience” for you. Our tools have never been seen this way before! Come, participate ... get the value!

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Snellville Entrepreneur Summit The next Entrepreneur Summit will take place on April 22 at 6:30 Snellville City Hall

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SPECIAL FEATURE: ACCESS TO CAPITAL UNDERSTANDING HOW THE LENDING SYSTEM WORKS Get a better understanding of what the banks and financial institutions are looking for when lending to small business owners. Maria Peck is Small Business Loan Officer at ACE (Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs). The non-profit organization provides loans and business consulting services to start and grow sustainable businesses in Georgia. ACE is a certified Community Development Financial Institution by the U.S. Department of the Treasury and serves 68 counties, including metro Atlanta. FUTURE SUMMITS: July 15 Four Powerful Tools and Social Media, Face of your Business October 21 – Four Powerful Tools and Attracting and Retaining the Right People

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Weed’em And Reap Weed ‘Em and Reap is a budding landscape maintenance and design company putting a fresh, modern twist on the conventional landscaping techniques used by most businesses in the field. A vast majority of the work we hope to do will involve do-it-yourself projects, many of which will offer an environmentally friendly approach to upkeeping lawns and making landscapes aesthetically pleasing. Our business is committed to quality service at an affordable price, making a beautiful landscape available to anyone who desires one. Weed ‘Em and Reap offers a vast array of services, including typical lawn maintenance (mowing, edging, planting flowers, etc), as well as specialty installation features (pathways, fountains, etc) and small garden crafts. Our service aims to create whatever style you wish, whether it be traditional or more modern. We aim to please and provide you with the best quality service possible. This business is run by Erica Mills (12th grade) and Caitlin Costello (10th grade) as a general partnership. Both are students in the Entrepreneurship program at Brookwood High School and are currently learning how to start and run businesses correctly and efficiently so that they may be successful in their endeavors in the future. Erica handles the manual labor aspect of the business because it is her desire to continue in this field for her future, and Caitlin handles the financial aspects of the business in hopes that she may go into international business in the future.

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To contact Weed ‘Em and Reap for any questions about our business, our goals, or what we can do for you, please visit our website at www.weedemandreaponline.weebly.com. Email us at weedem.andreap.ec@gmail.com Like us on Facebook: Weed ‘Em and Reap: A Landscape Design Company Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest @weedemandreapco

Sercies Being able to call yourself a business owner by age 18 is pretty cool. It is an experience that has been given to us because of the Entrepreneurship program at Brookwood High School. This class has offered us so many opportunities while teaching us so much about the real world and how to succeed in it. As two members in the class, we were able to launch our custom gift basket business called Sercies. Sercies provides people with an easy gift for any occasion. From a birthday party to a baby shower, Sercies can make an affordable and completely customized basket for you. While learning important business skills, such as finding a target market and creating a business plan in class, we began to make sales. What makes Sercies so special is the time and specialization that is put into every single basket. By definition Sercies means, a gift of love or a small treasure, this is exactly what we try to convey through each one of our products. Instead of spending hours looking for something special for a loved one now you can contact Sercies! All we need is the theme you want for the basket and some details about the person receiving the gift to make it as personalized as possible. Your friends and family will love their new and specialized basket and will cherish the thought you put into the gift. Feel free to email us with any questions; we would love to make a basket for you! Email: serciegifts@gmail.com

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Voted the #1 market in the nation in the 2013 “Top 100 Most Celebrated Farmers’ Markets” contest sponsored by American Farmland Trust

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Mark your calendar for our 2014 Opening Day on June 7th!

“Wonderful group of people and a great farmers market.” -- Deborah

“Great Farmer’s Market!!” -- Robin

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Memorial Day Weekend Dedication Scheduled for SNELLVILLE VETERANS MEMORIAL

Tom Witts Snellville Mayor Pro-Tem We’re very pleased that Snellville’s Veterans Memorial is on track for a Memorial Day weekend opening. Though we encountered a few unscheduled challenges with capstones and weather that pushed back our original hope for a 2013 Veterans Day ceremony, progress is now on schedule for a day of celebration that reflects a fitting memory of those who have served in our Armed Forces. Our opening day and dedication is going to be an emotional day for me. As you might have heard, I’m very big on veterans. We wouldn’t be where we are without our veterans; they are America’s most valuable resource. It was important to me that we recognize our veterans for the true heroes that they are. From our War for Independence through our struggles in the Middle East, our veterans are the ones that were willing to sacrifice their lives to keep our freedoms intact. Unfortunately only those that have experienced the horrific reality of war can understand the sacrifice they made, but it is because of their courage most Americans never had to experience these same harsh realities. I’m proud of this project which is funded entirely by donations. Each and every brick or paver that has been sold, each donation and every sponsorship is appreciated and all of the funds have gone towards the completion of this goal so that our community can honor those who have served on our behalf through all of America’s wars. More than relighting the eternal flame from our previous City Hall, this wall has become a much anticipated community project; full of purpose, symbolism and a focal point which makes us all proud of not just our city, but also recalling a sense of American pride. This endeavor would not have been possible without the generous donations of time and talent by the committee that shared my desire for a World-Class Memorial. Chad Smith of CAS Architecture, Bob McCann of Haines Gipson Engineering, Tommy Hill of Serenity Falls, and Barbara Bender of Hamilton Financial. Their combined donations saved the project nearly $100,000. At this time, we have 500 commemorative bricks and pavers to incorporate into our original presentation during the Memorial Day presentation. There is room for more and it is the hope of our committee that our community will continue to honor loved ones who have served with these remembrances. We will have Memorial Day and Veterans Day opportunities to make these additional tributes in years to come. If you would like more information, or if you would like to purchase a commemorative brick or paver, please check out our website at www.SnellvilleVeteransMemorial.org or call me at (770) 891-1612.

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Parks & Recreation Spring 2014 T.W. Briscoe Park ~ 2500 Sawyer Parkway ~ Park Office (770) 985-3535

YOUTH ACTIVITIES LANGO FOREIGN LANGUAGES FOR KIDS For further info contact Agatha Stokes, (770) 899-7515 enespanol.com/classes.htm Scroll down to Briscoe Park in Snellville YOUTH SOCCER Recreational soccer for Boys and Girls ages 4 – 18 Practices are weekday evenings Games are on Saturdays For more info: SnellvilleSoccer.com (770) 466-7177 UNDER 10 QUICK START TENNIS 4 week programs Contact Coach Jones 404-642-8393 QuickStartTennis@yahoo.com YOUTH FLAG FOOTBALL-i9 Sports Boys & Girls, ages 4-14 For more info: (404) 551-2036, rhammell@i9sports.com i9sports.com , enter zip “30078” and select “Briscoe Park” BRITISH SOCCER CAMP Challenger Sports will host a British Soccer Camp at Briscoe Park, June 23-27 for ages 3-16. Contact Greg Munro (770) 434-5226 gmunro@challengersports.com http://challenger.mycustomevent.com

Briscoe Park is open daily 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Park Office is open Monday - Friday 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. (770) 985-3535 www.snellville.org (on the left hand side choose Departments, then Parks & Recreation)

For more information on registration and classes, check out the Parks & Recreation Department on Snellville’s website: www.Snellville.org

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Parks & Recreation Spring 2014

ADULT ACTIVITIES 7v7 ADULT FLAG FOOTBALL SUMMER LEAGUE Registration starts end of May. Games begin Mid-June. Tuesday and/or Thursday evenings 6:15, 7:15, 8:15, 9:15 - Based on Registration City Limit Resident Team - $425 Gwinnett County Team - $475 Outside Gwinnett County - $500 Register at Park Office BOOT CAMP Monday-Thursday at the Park Office Five week sessions; various hours available. Contact Alvin Hill (678) 920-4136 or gimmiesomesports@yahoo.com INTERNATIONAL ADULT SOCCER League Director: (678) 629-6755 or (917) 744-3461 Friday and Sunday nights $650 per team: $65 per player for house team ADULT SOFTBALL - Master Plan Phase IIB Two-Field Softball Complex Construction May 2014 to January 2015 Leagues/Tournaments to begin Spring 2015 Funded through your SPLOST pennies. POOL ACTIVITIES Briscoe Park’s Outdoor Pool opens Saturday, May 24 at noon and remains open until Monday, September 1. Hours: Noon to 6pm on Mon to Thu; Noon to 7pm on Fri to Sun. Hours will be adjusted when school opens. Admission is $4 for ages 4 to 49, all others are $1. Half season and full season passes are available at the Park Office. Swimming sessions will include 8 lessons per two week session and will be held during the week, with limited sessions being offered on Saturday mornings. Registrations will be at the Park Office Mon to Fri, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m,. starting May 5th. Two Saturday registrations will be available at the Park Office on May 10th and May 17th, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please visit our website (www.snellville.org), starting March 31st for pricing, dates, times, and levels. Pool rentals are available Fri to Sun, 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., $200 refundable deposit plus $200 rent. Capacity is 200 people. Lifeguards must be contracted from Positively Pools.

SNELLVILLE DAYS APPLICATIONS We are currently accepting applications for vendors, sponsors, parade entries and volunteers. Applications at www.snellvilledays.com

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Park Rentals Require 14 days notice

INDOOR RENTALS Courtland Williams Pavilion

Air conditioned; holds 35. Includes six 6-foot rectangular tables & 35 chairs; microwave, refrigerator and sink. $100 refundable deposit PLUS: Snellville City Limits Gwinnett County Outside Gwinnett County

NON PROFIT OR INDIVIDUALS $90 (Mon-Thur) / $100 (Fri-Sun) $120 (Mon-Thur) / $130 (Fri-Sun) $130 (Mon-Thur) / $140 (Fri-Sun)

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Rent any 4 hour time period from 7 am to 10 pm; all fees including deposits are due up front; deposit is refunded after the rental if all conditions of the rental are met.

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Air conditioned; holds 100. Includes twelve 8-foot rectangular tables and 100 chairs; microwave, refrigerator and sink. $200 refundable deposit PLUS: Snellville City Limits Gwinnett County Outside Gwinnett County

NON PROFIT OR INDIVIDUALS $205 (Mon-Thur) / $220 (Fri-Sun) $265 (Mon-Thur) / $280 (Fri-Sun) $275 (Mon-Thur) / $290 (Fri-Sun)

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Rent any 4 hour time period from 7 am to 10 pm; all fees including deposits are due up front; deposit is refunded after the rental if all conditions of the rental are met. For room or pavilion rentals, please call the park office at (770) 985-3535. Field Rentals call Chris Madden (770) 985-3533. We accept cash, check, money order, Visa, or MC

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OUTDOOR PAVILION RENTALS Bonnie Rose Gazebo and Lakeside Pavilion

We have 4 outdoor open air covered pavilions holding 35 to 50 people & 1 gazebo holding 10. PRICING PER 2 HOUR BLOCKS Rental Times: 8 a.m. - 10 a.m 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. INCLUDES PICNIC TABLES AND BENCHES • REQUIRE 14 DAYS NOTICE Snellville City Limits Gwinnett County Outside Gwinnett County

NON PROFIT OR INDIVIDUALS $40 (Mon-Thur) / $45 (Fri-Sun) $55 (Mon-Thur) / $60 (Fri-Sun) $65 (Mon-Thur) / $70 (Fri-Sun)

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Making Progress on the OAK ROAD PASSIVE PARK The Oak Road Passive Park sits on what has been an undeveloped 5-acre parcel along Oak Road. Purchased in 2003 with funds from the Governor’s Green Space Program the site is required to remain a passive park. Since 2003, there has been little progress made towards creating a park atmosphere on the property. The land needed to be cleared; parking issues were discussed; and without a sidewalk connecting the park to other parts of the city, the Oak Road Passive Park would be accessible by only about 16 homes. It just wasn’t a priority. In 2013, Mayor Pro Tem Tom Witts made a call to Gwinnett County Commissioner Tommy Hunter to determine what steps were necessary for the park to move up on the county’s list as a SPLOST priority for assistance with sidewalks. Mr. Hunter suggested that Snellville needed to prepare a destination for sidewalk. In other words, intended progress needed to be noted as a city investment in order to raise the score and move up on the county’s list of projects. With this information, in late 2013, funds for Phase 1 of the construction were approved and quickly completed with site clearance and cutting the natural trail as was outlined in a 2006 master plan. Working with Gwinnett County Commission Chair Charlotte Nash and Commissioner Tommy Hunter the Oak Road Passive Park project rose on the priority list with the help of Snellville’s former Mayor Jerry Oberholtzer who sits on the SPLOST Citizen Projection Selection Committee. The park is now a priority project on the City’s list. “Now it is all about scheduling,” according to Mayor Pro Tem Tom Witts. “Once the sidewalks begin, it will all come together quickly.”

Food Truck FRIDAY JUNE 20TH 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Mark Your Calendars for JULY 4TH!

MAKE PLANS NOW FOR SNELLVILLE’S FIRST FOOD TRUCK FRIDAY EVENT We’ve invited a wide variety of Food Trucks to Snellville’s Towne Green in Snellville on Friday, June 20th from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. We’ll provide music and activities for the kids. Dinner will include everything from your favorite comfort foods to the newest and innovative cuisine you can imagine! Come out and meet STAT the CAT and enjoy dinner on the lawn with the whole family!

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FOOD TRUCK SATURDAYS July 19th - 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. August 23rd - 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

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Spotlight on Snellville Seniors Snellville Senior Center ~ 2350 Oak Road ~ Snellville, Georgia 30078 ~ (770) 985-3580

CLASSES COMPUTER CLASSES $40/9 Classes - 3 Weeks Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday BASIC COMPUTER - 10:30 a.m. - Noon Topics Include: Surfing the Internet, Windows Features, Drive & File Concepts, Basic E-Mail, Word Processing, etc.

INTERMEDIATE COMPUTER - 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Microsoft Word and Excel, Advanced E-Mail, File backups to Flash Drives, photo storage. Prerequisite: Students should have an e-mail address and be able to send and receive e-mails.

EXERCISE We offer a variety of exercise opportunities for our members. AEROBIC CLASSES 9:15 a.m. Light Impact and 10:15 a.m. Medium Impact every Monday & Thursday at no charge. Pilates Tuesday & Friday at 10 a.m. $3 per class Zumba Tuesday at 11 a.m.$5 per class. Our weight room consists of 2 bicycles and 2 arm and 2 leg machines. You will need to participate in one of our training classes to utilize the equipment.

PAINTING CLASSES $25/4 Classes Thursdays - 1 pm - 3:30 pm (Instructor can provide supplies for additional $25) SPANISH Mondays & Thursdays - $25/Month Beginner - 9 a.m. Advanced - 11:15 a.m. Must have some Spanish for these classes. Crochet & Knitting Tuesdays at Noon - FREE

BILLIARDS/POOL

The Senior Center welcomes members to come try out the pool table. We have pool sticks onsite for your use or you can bring your own.

MERLIN ENHANCED VIEWER This machine will magnify any small print document so that it will be easier for you to read. It is located in the billiards room.

MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION 2014 Senior Center Annual Memberships (January-December) Snellville City Limit Residents $15 Gwinnett County Residents $25 Additional persons from the same household receive a $5 discount SIGN-UP REQUIREMENTS FOR TRIPS AND CLASSES May ONLY sign-up for YOU and a spouse • Sign-ups must be in person or by phone Payment for events/trips will be REQUIRED within 3 days of signing-up A Waiting List in the order of which it is signed/listed will be used first to fill any cancellations If there isn’t a Waiting List then YOU will be responsible for finding a replacement in order to receive reimbursement of any funds. Please call the Senior Center to register ahead for classes or trips. Senior Center Hours - Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m 30

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UPCOMING SENIOR TRIPS

At Oakland Cemetery

Tellus Museum Tour

Savannah & Tybee Island Escape May 13-16 (4 Days/3 Nights) $375 Double - $525 Single

Exploration in Antiquity Tuesday, April 22 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. $45 per person

Join us as we explore the historic sites of Savannah and take a trip to Georgia’s coastline. There will be so much to see and enjoy. This trip includes transportation on our buses, trolley tour, hotel, 3 Breakfasts, 2 Dinners, some sightseeing and tour fees. $75 Deposit due at sign-up. Balance due March 26. Space is limited. This trip requires lots of walking.

This will be a day of exploring and experiencing daily life as it was in Biblical times. We will have a four-course authentic Last Supper MEAL. The new Biblical Life Artifacts Gallery has opened and this is one of only seven museums worldwide, the fourth in the US, and the only museum in the Southeast to have a long-term collection of artifacts from the Israel Antiquities Authority. You will be taken on a tour of many archaeological replicas of Biblical times. This will be an awesome trip. Payment is due within 48 hours of sign-up. Deadline to sign-up is April 11.

BINGO First Friday of each month. Bring a snack to share and join in the fun. Who knows? You could be a winner!

Lanier Nights of Lights

Senior Center Volunteer of the Year A volunteer of 17 years has been honored by the city for her work at the Senior Center. Wanda Young was named Volunteer of the Year by the city’s Parks and Recreation Department at a recent Senior Center Volunteer luncheon.

In 2012, Young was the recipient of the President’s Volunteer Service Award for recognition of her strengthening our nation and making a difference with her volunteer service in our country.

“On such a tight budget, we are often faced with choosing what services we can provide for our citizens and visitors to the Senior Center, and which ones must be delayed,” said Parks and Recreation Department Director Lisa Platt. “Because Wanda so very graciously gives her own time, staff can concentrate their time to duties that would otherwise have to be delayed. Mrs. Young is always cheerful and ready to serve anyone who enters the center.”

Young joined the Snellville Senior Center in 1997 and currently serves as coordinator for the city’s monthly Bingo program. She also frequently assists at the front desk reception area at the Senior Center. Young has volunteered more 90 hours in the last year.

Young has worked with the United Way of America, Senior Citizen Services of Metro Atlanta and Senior Friends (also known as Health to You) with Eastside Medical Center. She also is a member of the Bob Barr Community Band where she travels once a week to Columbus to practice.

“Words cannot do justice enough to the amount of help she gives and we want to express our sincerest level of gratitude for all she has done and continues to do for the city of Snellville residents and visitors alike,” Platt said. From left, Senior Center Assistant Leslie Pender, Volunteer of the Year Wanda Young, Senior Center Supervisor Kathi Garguilo and Senior Center Assistant Wayne Sanders. 31


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BRIAN ARRINGTON I’ve sat in a number of development meetings dealing with the plans for the future of the city’s landscape. I can tell you the plans are ambitious and, if completed, they would make Snellville a tourist destination and an even better place to work, live and play. Stay tuned. I’ve shared information about the cable television network AMC’s “Halt and Catch Fire” show filming here, numerous stories of artists and writers coming to the city and some of the many exciting events we’ll have here in the coming months. But there is something I have been glad to promote above all and that’s the good deeds of the residents and staff of the city. FOUR MONTHS. That’s how long I’ve been an employee of the City of Snellville. But it seems much less than that compared to the previous 13 years I spent in the newspaper business. Four months is really just a blip on the radar screen. For those who may not know me, I am the city’s Public Information Officer. My primary function is to get the word out that good things are happening in the City of Snellville. Plain and simple. I’m no longer a watchdog of the government as I was as a newspaper reporter, editor and publisher. I am now a messenger for the events, projects and plans of the city to the press and residents. It’s different being on the other side of the aisle so to speak. I no longer am a critic of government, but an advocate.

It is a joy of mine to help give recognition to the people who make this city great. From our dedicated police officers to our hard-working public works crew, our employees do their best to keep our residents safe and happy. There are also the city’s volunteers, regular people who dedicate their passion and time to the numerous boards and events that happen here. If a picture and a quick write up is all it takes to give them the recognition they deserve, it’s my pleasure help. My time has been great here and I plan to keep getting the good news out. To read about these good things, “like” us on Facebook at “City of Snellville, GA – City Hall” or follow us on Twitter @SnellvilleGA. Our news is always updated at our website – www.snellville.org and in our city newsletter which you can subscribe to at our website as well. Also, if you know of a story or news you think would make a good one, drop me a line at barrington@snellville.org or call me at 770-985-3517.

And so far, there has been plenty to share. The city became the home to half a dozen businesses since I’ve been here. A sign company and a slew of new eateries - it seems Snellville has the right ingredients to make a business owner feel at home. It has been my pleasure to let people know of the new initiatives the city is working on, like the Downtown Development Authority’s signage plan which will not only provide new and more informative signs, but also create a brand for the city to be identified with.

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“It is a joy of mine to help give recognition to the people who make this city great.”

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brings authentic Mexican food to Snellville The fun and flavor of Mexico comes to Snellville when Cabana Grill, a chef-driven, fast-casual Mexican restaurant, opens its very first location on Scenic Highway on April 14. Offering an authentic, yet affordable, Mexican dining experience, Cabana Grill’s made-from-scratch food begins with fresh ingredients. Vegetables are chopped, roasted and blended by specially trained staff for flavorful, house-made salsas. Flour and corn tortillas are pressed by hand and grilled right in front of guests, and each batch of beans is prepared on-site with special seasonings and vegetables, then simmered for hours. The menu focuses on street tacos, quesadillas, tostadas and other featured items that come with a choice of steak or chicken fajita over an open flame, pork carnitas or Shrimp Tampico. The feel of Mexico permeates the dining room, with unique street scene photography from the interior of Mexico, festive “papel picado” flag art designs and metallic estrella (star) light fixtures. Guests can relax on the indoor/outdoor patio where they can enjoy a variety of authentic beverages including Mexican Coca Cola and Fanta Orange, tequila margaritas and beers. A convenient drivethru provides a speedy option for those on the go. Visit the newest addition to Snellville’s dining scene at 1635 Scenic Highway (in front of Lowe’s) and learn more about Cabana Grill on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ thecabanagrill, on Twitter @thecabanagrill and on Instagram @thecabanagrill.


The critters are coming!

THE CRITTERS ARE COMING!

In March, Snellville City Hall was overrun by a variety of animal statues courtesy of the Snellville Arts Commission’s project, “Critter Crawl at City Hall.” Inspired by an idea from City Councilwoman Diane Krause, the Arts Commission has created a scavenger hunt on the grounds behind City Hall for children and their families to spend approximately one hour traveling from one Critter statue to the next while reading the Critters’ stories on the Arts Commission’s website: www.snellvillearts.com/CritterCrawl.html The stories/poems, written by Arts Commissioner Kirk Buis, are accompanied by whimsical drawings by Arts Commissioner Jean Baldwin and include a quintet of frogs, a reading cat, four dancing pigs, butterflies, a trio of barnyard animals, a carved bear and cubs, a dog, and two birds. Also on the trail is a hopscotch course waiting to be played. The inauguration for the Critter Crawl was held on Sunday, March 30th, and now everyone is welcome to use their phone to follow the trail or print the stories from the website. Printouts will also be available inside City Hall during regular working hours. Sponsors for the project include the Snellville Downtown Development Authority, Snellville Tourism and Trade, Mayor Kelly Kautz and Council members Bobby Howard, Diane Krause, and Tom Witts.

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Making an Impact

IN OUR COMMUNITY Through the collaborative efforts of Snellville Tourism and Trade, Greater Eastside Chamber of Commerce and New Lawrenceville, more than a hundred small business owners, civic leaders, and local citizenry joined together for one of the best networking events in Gwinnett County! Our thanks to Summit Chase Country Club for hosting this amazing event and to the Snellville City Council and Snellville Police Department for their support. We invite you to join these three POWERHOUSE groups for the next NETWORKING event on July 24th at Summit Chase Country Club from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome... hope to see you there!

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Free Outdoor Movies Hosted By: Briscoe Park • 7 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

2014 CONCERT SERIES Sponsored by:

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May 31st ~ Sons of Sailors July 19th ~ Metro Jazz Band August 23rd ~ Electric Avenue October 25th ~ Banks and Shane August 16

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Snellville DDA’s mission is to aggressively develop a community to attract and retain businesses and merchants. Current Initiatives & Plans Wisteria Property Towne Center Keystone Development Plan Master Branding and Wayfinding Signage Plan Development UGA Design Area Growth Study and Towne Center Review Snellville Merchant Outreach & Assistance Me Program Shop Snellville Marketing Program CFI Intersection Support

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Healthy Favorites From some of our favorite people!

SUPPER IN-A-DISH SPINACH PECAN SALAD DRESSING: 1 package Good Seasons Italian Dressing Mix 1/3 cup champagne vinegar 2/3 cup corn or canola oil 1 teaspoon of sugar (slightly more if you like it sweet) SALAD 6 cups Baby Spinach leaves, cleaned and de-stemmed 1-1/2 cups sliced strawberries (or any other type berries in season) 1 cup coarsely chopped praline pecans Reserve six to eight pecan halves and a few pieces of fruit for garnish Mix dressing ingredients thoroughly and chill. Toss spinach, fruit and chopped pecans. Chill. Toss with dressing to taste just before serving. Garnish with pecan halves and reserved fruit. NOTE: Do not dress salad too soon. It will make salad limp. Kathy Emanuel

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(Perfect for Diabetics) Serves 8 1 lb. ground beef, browned and drained 1 ½ cups sliced raw potatoes (white or sweet) 1 cup sliced carrots 1 cup fresh or canned small peas ½ cup chopped onion ½ cup chopped celery ¼ cup chopped green pepper

¼ tsp. salt ¼ tsp. pepper 1 10 ¾ oz. can 98% fatfree reduced sodium cream of chicken or mushroom soup ¼ cup fat-free milk 2 oz. grated fat-free, sharp cheddar cheese

In 3 Qt. (8x12x2 inch) Pyrex dish: 1. Layer ground beef, potatoes, carrots, peas, onions, celery, pepper, salt and pepper in a Pyrex dish coated w/non-stick cooking spray; 2. Combine soup and milk- pour over layered ingredients-sprinkle with cheese; 3. Cover with foil and cook @ 350 degrees for 1 hour. Joe Burnette You can get your copy of “Nourishing Our Community” at the Snellville Farmers’ Market beginning June 7. Follow us on Facebook or online at www.SnellvilleFarmersMarket.com

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