Snellville Spirit Spring 2013

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Where Everybody’s Proud to Be Somebody! Spring 2013

Freedom Is Never Free A look at some of the heroes that walk among us and the efforts of some of Snellville’s citizens to ensure they are never forgotten and always appreciated.


SNELLVILLE DAYS May 4 & 5, 2013

A great weekend of family fun! See Page 10 for schedules, entertainment information and the history behind this annual event.


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Spring 2013 - Volume 10 Snellville Spirit Magazine is produced by: Snellville Tourism & Trade Association Dear Snellville Supporter: Snellville Tourism & Trade (STAT) is beginning its third full year of service to our local community. We started with just a few volunteers who were determined to start a farmers’ market. We have since grown to become an organization that brings events to area residents from May through December, hosts the award winning Snellville Farmers’ Market, and publishes a community magazine while promoting our city’s businesses and entrepreneurs. I am most amazed that the many accomplishments of STAT are due to the efforts of volunteers who are proud of Snellville and work so diligently to make our community a better place to live and visit. Our volunteers not only man and run our events, their creativity and innovation continue to bring about even richer experiences for those who spend their time in Snellville. STAT is planning another full slate of events for 2013, beginning with the Beach Blast in June and concluding with the annual Christmas Tree Lighting in December. You’ll find a complete schedule on pages 18 and 19 of this issue. We invite you to join us in bringing these events to Snellville; there are many opportunities for volunteers to be involved with STAT. From working on a planning committee, to helping out on the day of an event or even writing an article for the Snellville Spirit, we welcome the efforts of those who want to be part of something good for our community. If you would like to participate, visit our website at and look for the link to our volunteer registration form. We encourage you to be involved; if not with STAT, please consider donating some of your time to any of the other great causes in Snellville. There are many organizations in our community that depend on volunteers and you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing you helped make Snellville a place where “everybody’s proud to be somebody.” I hope you enjoy this edition of the Snellville Spirit. Now in its third year of publication, we have expanded our circulation to 16,000 copies with 13,500 direct mailed to homes and businesses in and around the Snellville community. We welcome our new readers and look forward to seeing you at one the great events we have planned for you! Best Regards


Don Britt, President

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P.O. Box 669 • Snellville, GA 30078 Website: Snellville Tourism and Trade Association’s mission is to promote business, tourism and events in the City of Snellville.

President Don Britt Vice President Barbara Bender Secretary Ronnie Bentley Treasurer Krish Dhokia Board Member Gretchen Schulz 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, Mike Sabbagh, Diane Krause, Bobby Howard and Dave Emanuel City Council Website: Magazine Design by Gail Lane Contributing Writers and Photographers: Crystal Huskey Gretchen Schulz Jon Richards Kelly McAloon Gail Lane Cover artwork Chad Smith; Photography Gail Lane




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The building of Snellville’s wall reminds us of those who serve our nation; we got a chance to talk to a few of them.


Making great strides in recovery and moving forward in a life with great promise and purpose.

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Mark it on your calendar ... Spring is upon us! The 40th Annual Snellville Days is May 4th & May 5th.


Strategic alliances between our schools and our business community make a difference in Snellville.


Make a difference! Be part of a team that makes everyone PROUD to be somebody in Snellville.


One of the important assets in Snellville has expanded to better serve our community.

GARDEN @SNELLVILLE 22 COMMUNITY Winter work on the garden is just about complete and the plantings are starting to go in; the garden looks GREAT!

ON THE GO! 24 SENIORS More than just Bingo and Bridge, there’s a LOT going on for Seniors in Snellville!

PARKS & RECREATION 26 SNELLVILLE Soccer, Tennis, and Flag Football ... Oh, my! Let the games begin - get signed up for scheduled Spring activities in Snellville.


Serve up some of our very favorite recipes from the “Nourishing Our Community” cookbook.

THE DATE! 18 SAVE STAT pulls out all the stops for a year of family fun in Snellville!

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FREEDOM IS NEVER FREE A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom. - Bob Dylan

There is a solid wall that stands between us and our enemies. It is composed of the men and women who fight for our freedoms and protect us from tyrannies of the sort we can usually only experience in works of fiction, photos and articles from “the front” - wherever that front may be. They are a brotherhood. A cadre. Unified in their intent to serve their country, protect us, our rights, and protect each other. No matter the war or enemy, no matter the branch of service, the common denominators are not just duty and courage, but strength and a strong sense of responsibility. I am always in awe of the strong - but usually quiet - authority exuded by the warriors in our midst. Snellville has an active veterans presence through the VFW Post 4180 and the American Legion Post 232 (3163 Highway 78). Beyond veterans assistance locally, through these organizations, they have created friendships to last a lifetime based on respect and shared experiences that many times, can only be appreciated and understood by a fellow serviceman. The “been there-done that” of war that many of us can really never imagine.

Photo courtesy Bob Spidel.


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On the cover and top photo (Left to Right): Jim Gardner, Jimmy Jackson, Charles Smith, Richard Buchwald, Patricia Sims, Truitt H. Sims, Bob Varone, Bobby Handershott, Leroy White, Gary Bayer, Jim Lynch, Ed Parkins, Bob Spidel, Tom Witts.

We had an incredible opportunity to meet with a few of these men and women recently; I am amazed at the distinguished service expended upon our behalf - MY behalf - recognized by the many medals and awards. It makes something like building a wall in their honor a bit more personal and a bit more realistically tied to the individuals who stand for us. I hope you’ll enjoy reading their stories and when you see them on the street, shake their hand and say “thanks.” They’ll appreciate that you understand.

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U.S. Army - 1943 World War II A job transfer brought Charles Smith to Snellville. Married with three daughters, Charles knows what it is like to be left alone in enemy territory. He’s been there - wounded - and done that. He served during the Battle of the Bulge and for his outstanding service and bravery during WWII, was awarded a Silver Star, a Purple Heart, and the French Cross of War.


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Patricia and Truitt met while stationed at F.E. Warren AFB in Wyoming; they’ve been married for 43 years and enjoy two children, six grand children and two greatgrandchildren.

U.S. Army - 1967-1968; 1969-1970 Vietnam John Gardner recalls that after serving two years in Vietnam, returning home was great. Retiring after 27 years, John received a job in Atlanta and has called Snellville “home” for 30 years. He received a Bronze Star Meritorious Medal during his service.

Patricia served from 1964-1968 with the 1st USAF Medical Squadron at Selfridge AFB in Michigan, then with Medical Squadron, Dental Lab at March AFB in California.

ROBERT VARONE U.S. Air Force 1969 Vietnam

Bob Varone has served on a C130 Aircraft Combat Support Group. He received the USAF Outstanding Unit Award, National Defense Service, Expert Rifleman, Vietnam Service Award and the USAF Good Conduct Medal.

Truitt served in the USAF from 1966-1970 and saw duty in Vietnam. He was with the 1st Geodetic Survey Squadron and received a unit citation.


U.S. Army - 1952-1953 Korea For his service in Korea, Bobby Hendershott was awarded the Combat Infantryman Badge (CIB), the U.S. Army combat service recognition decoration awarded to Infantry or Special Forces soldiers.


U.S. Army Infantry - 1966-1970 1969-1970 Vietnam


U.S. Army - 1963-2000 - Vietnam James Lynch is the recipient of three Army Commendation Medals and found his way to Snellville with a job transfer.

Gary Bayer moved to Snellville from St. Louis in 1977 with an Army legacy through his father, who was captured at the Battle of Bulge and escaped after 3 days. Gary’s first job in Vietnam was working with the enemy to bring them over to “our side”.


U.S. Army - 1966-1969 Korea Defense Richard Buchwald moved to Snellville when he was transferred here for his job. He is the recipient of the the Army Expeditionary medal, Korea Defense Medal, Expert Infantry Badge, and a National Defense Service medal.



U.S. Army 2005-2006 Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan) A recipient of the Meritorious Service Medal for Service in Afghanistan, Ed Parkins is now the Junior Leadership Corps Instructor for Snellville Middle School. He recalls the first time his base came under missile attack as “both exciting and scary at the same time.” He met his wife, Melissa, when she was a member of the Wounded Warrior Project. When he retired, he followed her to North Georgia. He has two sons - ages 23 and 27, and one beautiful daughter, age 11.


U.S. Air Force, Retired SM Sgt (E-B) 1962-1982 Vietnam Jimmy Jackson is the recipient of the Meritorious Service Medal with One Oak Leaf and an Air Force Commendation Medal with 2 Oak Leaves. His most exciting memory is working as a Radar Navigation Technician on SR-71 Recon, B-52 Bomber and KC-135 Tanker. He and his family enjoyed 2 tours in Germany from 1973-1980 and after retirement from the USAF, Jimmy got a job working in DeKalb County.


U.S. Army - 1974-2004 Operation Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom A native of Tucker, Georgia, Robert Spidel received two Legion of Merit Awards and two Bronze Star Awards during his tours. He spent 21 of his 30 years stationed in Germany, serving as a Batallion Commander in Wiesbaden (1993-1995) and then as the Garrison Commander of Aberdeen Proving Guard in Maryland (1998-2001). He has provided logistications coordiation for the VII Corps and the theater support in King Khalid Military City (Saudi Arabia) in 1991. He served the VII Corps Forward Redeployment Chief of Staff in Damman, Saudi Arabia during Desert Storm and was responsible for redeployment to the USA and Germany of our forces. Robert’s service included the establishment and command of the Army Material Command Iraq in Balad during 1993, where the unit provided critical repair parts and logistics support to ground forces. He commanded the Army Material Command Forward (Europe) in Heideberg from July 2001 until his retirment in 2004.


Justin and fellow Snellvillian Diana DeGarmo



Brookwood graduate Justin Lansford made his way back to Snellville late last year during his recovery from injuries sustained in April 2012 when his vehicle hit a roadside bomb while on a recovery mission. Among injuries sustained was the loss of his left leg. With a seemingly indomitable drive and spirit, Justin is working through the physical therapy at Walter Reed walking upright, creating an independent life, working on a bachelors degree at Catholic University, and training as a rower for the Paralympic Games. His hope is to be part of the U.S. Team. Another busy day ... but now with an Olympic Dream. Looking for an athletic and physical challenge, he was inspired when he met 2012 Bronze Medal Paralympic rower Oksana Masters last year and began working out towards that making the U.S. Paralympic Rowing Team. He’ll be in Washington DC for a few more years; finishing his physical therapy as well as his degree. And look for him to make a showing as a stellar athlete embodying not only the Olympic spirit, but the American spirit as well.

The mission of the VFW is to foster camaraderie among United States veterans of overseas conflicts and to serve veterans, the military, and communities. Post 4180 has extended that mission to assist all Veterans and their families in the Snellville and Gwinnett County community, always putting the Veteran and his/her family above individual needs to provide assistance to them to receive their earned rights and benefits. Post 4180 exists to promote patriotism and love of country by recognizing youth through various schools and scouting programs, upport and recognize local law enforcement and fire fighting personnel for their selfless support throughout the community. The VFW and Post 4180 also raise money for many veterans causes.

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A COMMITMENT TO THOSE WHO HAVE SERVED When the city’s operations moved to the new City Hall in 2005, the Memorial to Vietnam Veterans was also relocated, but a gas line to feed the eternal flame was not in the plans. Some of Snellville’s citizens are intent on relighting that flame while ensuring that our veterans are honored and their service memorialized. Their vision has brought about plans for a beautiful tribute to those who have served to protect our freedoms, honoring veterans from the Revolutionary War to those who still serve in Afghanistan and Iraq. It is a group of committed volunteers who are proud to be somebody in Snellville that will make this monument a reality. Among those who have contributed their talents and efforts to form the committee are (left to right): Mayor Pro Tem Tom Witts (Georgia Property Restoration), Ryan Hollandsworth (Hollandsworth Construction), Tommy Hill (Serenity Falls Watergardens), Robert McCann (Haines, Gipson & Associates),

Former Councilman Chad Smith (CAS Architecture), and Former Mayor Pro Tem Barbara Bender (Hamilton Financial PC). The memorial will be positioned in front of the Senior Center on the grounds of our City Hall. There will be a wall of water that falls in front of the bricks with veterans’ names on the wall. LED lights behind the water will keep the names and flame lit at night - so that they are always remembered. There are five poles supporting the flame - representing the five branches of our Armed Forces. The name of each branch will be etched onto the poles which are connected by rings representing each war that has seen U.S. involvement. The war will be etched onto the ring. Each support (branch) will touch each ring (war) and will rise out of a five-pointed military star. The cast stone will match city hall and the senior center. Veteran’s bricks are on the wall, public bricks are on the ground. When complete, it will be a beautiful tribute to veterans.

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Come Celebrate 40 Years of SNELLVILLE DAYS May 4 & 5, 2013 Briscoe Park ~ Snellville, Georgia

Dedication of the park. May 10, 1974 at Briscoe Park. Mayor Emmett Clower and former Mayor Thomas Watson Briscoe The Snellville Days Arts and Crafts Festival started in 1974 as a one-day event held on May 10th, to benefit the construction of T.W. Briscoe Park. Snellville had until December of 1974 to raise matching funds for a grant for the construction. The Grand Marshal of the first parade was former Mayor Thomas Watson Briscoe, who served on the City Council and as the mayor in the 1960’s and 1970’s. He worked tirelessly on the development of the park on Lenora Church Road. The honorary Grand Marshal was WRNG radio (and later WSB) talk show host, Ludlow Porch. The festivities started with a concert at the boat dock from 8 to 11:30 p.m. on Friday, May 9. The parade started May 10 at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church and ended at Briscoe Park at noon. The Jaycees sponsored barbecue chicken dinners at the park and there was an all day flea market, hot air balloon display, and a pigeon release. The park was dedicated at 3:30 pm.

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One of Gwinnett County’s longest running festivals celebrates its 40th anniversary this spring, and it is right here in Snellville! Briscoe Park plays host to the Snellville Days festival on Saturday, May 4th and Sunday, May 5th. The festival kicks off on Saturday at 10 a.m. with the Snellville Days Parade, starting at Wisteria Village and ending in front of City Hall. This year’s Grand Marshall is SGHS graduate Louis Williams, who now plays for the Atlanta Hawks. The theme for this year’s parade is “Happy 40th Birthday, Snellville Days. Remembering Our Past, Honoring Our Present, and Celebrating Our Future.” Over 20,000 visitors will enjoy a mix of entertainment, rides for children and over 150 vendors with everything from arts and crafts to traditional fair food at Briscoe Park. Admission to the festival and parking are free. The hours for this year’s festival are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. The stage will provide live entertainment throughout both days of the festival. Saturday’s featured act is Jordan Rager, a country favorite, who returns for his fifth year at the festival. On Sunday the featured group is The Soul Purpose Band, a festival favorite, who performed several years during the 1990’s and returned to the stage last year. Jordan and Soul Purpose were immensely popular last year and demand was great for their return this year. Back by popular demand is Wildlife Wendy and her tropical birds. Festival goers are in for a special treat as the King BMX Stunt Show comes to Snellville for the very first time. Each will perform three shows each day.

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WILDLIFE WENDY and her tropical birds provide a 25-minute performance where you have an up-close and personal encounter with the most entertaining species of the bird world. Crowds are amazed and laugh out loud at the antics of the talking and free-flight parrots, while the rarely seen African turaco captivates all! The show is for all ages and is fast-paced, fun, and includes on-stage guests from the audience.

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Entertainment for the Whole Family!

THE KING BMX STUNT TEAM will provide a High Energy 30-minute Bike Stunt Show consisting of both flatland and ramp stunts. 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. Once again FUN FARE is providing a field full of rides for kids of all ages.

Nineteen-year-old JORDAN RAGER is a singer/songwriter; music is his passion. He has recorded several of his own songs, such as “Natural Born Charm”, “Man’s Man”, and “Don’t Tell Mama” and appeared as part of Team Blake on NBC’s “The Voice” last year. Jordan has many influences ranging from Jason Aldean, Brantley Gilbert, and Alan Jackson, to Lynyrd Skynyrd and AC/DC, but country music is what he loves to sing. Jordan plays at bars, clubs, and festivals all over the state of Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, Florida, and Alabama. Jordan brings his own band and shares his music with us as a five-year favorite at Snellville Days.

As the name implies, THE SOUL PURPOSE BAND is steeped in a true Soul/R&B tradition that offers the audience 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. The Soul Purpose Band is an 11-piece band consisting of a five-piece rhythm section, a four-piece horn section and both a male and a female singer. This uniquely talented group of musicians knows how to keep the dance floor full. Soul Purpose performed several years at Snellville Days in the late 1990’s and again in 2012. By popular demand they are back in 2013.


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The Snellville Days Festival begins with a parade which begins at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 4th. This year’s theme is “Remembering Our Past, Honoring Our Present and Celebrating our Future.” To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the festival, there will be free cupcakes, animal balloons and circus performers entertaining the crowds before the parade begins. ISCOE PAR The parade route begins at the K-Mart shopping center and .BR K W T. ends in front of City Hall.

SATURDAY, MAY 4 • 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. SUNDAY, MAY 5 • noon - 5 p.m. FREE PARKING • FREE ADMISSION


2013 GRAND MARSHAL LOUIS WILLIAMS Born in Memphis, Tennessee in 1986, Lou moved to Snellville, in 1997 and immediately made an impact on the hardwood, by playing AAU basketball. He took Snellville Middle to their first ever city wide championship and went on to play varsity at South Gwinnett High. As a sophomore, he scored a season high 50 points and in his junior year, led the team to the Georgia 5A State Championship. As a senior he was selected as a McDonald’s All American, Parade All American, Mr. Georgia Basketball and received the prestigious Naismith Award, signifying the nation’s top high school player. Lou originally committed to play at the University of Georgia, but decided to declare for the 2005 NBA draft. He was selected in the second round by the Philadelphia 76ers where he played seven years before returning home to play the 2012-2013 NBA season as a member of the Atlanta Hawks. Presently out with an ACL injury, Lou


will return to the court next season with the Hawks. In 2006, Louis founded The Lou Williams Foundation, Inc; his mother serves as Executive Director. The foundation provides support, empowerment and mentorship for youth in the sports community to prepare them for continued educational opportunities. He deems it necessary to give back to the community that has supported him greatly and sponsors a summer basketball camp at his alma mater each summer. “I was fortunate to be able to graduate from high school and go directly to the NBA; obviously, not everyone has that opportunity. I hope that I’ll be able to make enough of an impact that kids will understand that education is the key to becoming successful in life,” says Williams. Louis has just been named to 2013 Gwinnett County Sports Hall of Fame. He is the doting father of a precious 2- year old daughter named Jada Janine Williams.

2013 ORNAMENT ON SALE AT SNELLVILLE DAYS! Snellville’s 27th annual Christmas ornament will commemorate the 40th anniversary of Snellville Days. You can find them on sale for $10 at the STAT booth.



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Entrepreneur Summit Bolsters Business Community Rapidly gaining a reputation as Gwinnett’s most welcoming business environment, Snellville is positioned as a hotbed for start-ups and ventures. The year’s first two Entrepreneur Summits welcomed a crowd of current and future business owners to City Hall to develop and inspire their entrepreneurial plans. In the post-event polls, attendees raved that the Summit was a “tremendous asset to Snellville businesses” with 100 percent satisfaction for the relevancy of the keynote address and likelihood to recommend the event to others. Participants left certain they would return for future Summits, noting the program’s networking time, Business Toolbox explanation and peer advisory testimonials were especially beneficial. January’s keynote speaker, Dennis Daniels, presented “Promoting through Neuromarketing,” teaching how to target customers’ “buy button” in the brain. Local business owner Ruby Montgomery of Exposé Music Theatre and Dance School found the address especially helpful. “These are ideas you can apply immediately,” she said. Ruby, with her husband Rick, recently opened their performance/education center in Fountain Square. “We have the impression that here in Snellville once you’re connected, the business community is very tight knit. It’s almost hard not to be successful. You’re not isolated here; Snellville gives you all these excellent resources. It’s not just a hand-out; they have a whole system set up. It’s a platform to soar, so every business can really reach their potential,” she said. The Summit events will continue April 23 at 6 p.m. in City Hall. The quarterly seminars will focus on the “4 P’s” of business growth: promoting, positioning, producing and performing. The April installment spotlights the demands and challenges of positioning yourself in your business with keynote speaker Barbara Bender of Hamilton Financial PC. An engaged community leader and successful entrepreneur, Barbara will discuss the many roles that business owners have to balance in order to thrive. The program includes testimonials from local entrepreneurs who have found measurable success from Snellville’s exclusive resources, and more information about the city’s individual mentoring, peer advisory boards and online Business Toolbox. Be sure to come early for invaluable networking with local business peers. The Summits are an excellent opportunity to create open dialogue and encourage business owners to relate, share, and leverage resources, contributing to a more vibrant economy for everyone. Register online at

Attendees took notes on how to target customers’ “buy button”; Dennis Daniels was the keynote speaker on “Neuromarketing”; Earl Stephenson, Jr, M.D., D.D.S and Veronica Lamb, of Signature Plastic Surgery in Snellville


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If dogs are man’s best friend, then Dr. Bill Connolly is one of Snellville’s best friends because he has been meeting the needs of Snellville’s animals, large and small, since 1973. Later this year Dr. Connolly and the Gwinnett Animal Hospital will be celebrating his 40th year in the community providing veterinarian services, lecturing, engaging in community organizations and encouraging Snellville’s youth to experience veterinary practice. Located on McGee Road, Gwinnett Animal Hospital has been serving the veterinary needs of the community since 1973. The doctors and staff are dedicated to the health and welfare of all animals, and believe in the human-animal bond. The staff is concerned with your pet’s emotional well-being as well as his or her physical needs. The hospital is continually evolving in an attempt to provide you and your pets with the highest quality veterinary care available. That is why all of the staff at Gwinnett Animal Hospital is committed to continuing education to stay abreast of the latest treatments and procedures, both conventional and holistic. At Gwinnett Animal Hospital they use state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to provide top-notch service for you and your pet. Your pets are part of their family--the staff at Gwinnett Animal Hospital will always strive to provide quality health care. Dr. Connolly received his undergraduate degree from North Carolina State University, and his DVM from the University of Georgia. His special interests include homeopathy, holistic medicine, chiropractic, and acupuncture. He received his CVA from the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society in 1998. You can visit their website for more information at

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Snellville Tourism & Trade MEMBERSHIP HAS BENEFITS Become a member of Snellville Tourism and Trade Association (STAT) and help support the many community events featured in this month’s issue. Whether you enjoy one or all of these events and happenings, we need your support! A SUPPORTER level membership is only $35 and you will receive a STAT member window cling and lapel pin so you can let others know you support your community. Upgrade to a CLASSIC membership for $150 and also receive a webpage on the Snellville Pride Business Directory and attendance with lunch for one at the Snellville Commerce Club monthly meetings. A PREMIUM membership adds on discounted vendor tables at our Snellville Meet & Greets open to all members, local residents and businesses in the Snellville area. Members at all levels get the satisfaction of knowing they contribute to making Snellville a place where “everybody’s proud to be somebody.” You can find more information and an online membership application by visiting and clicking GET INVOLVED. If you want to learn more about STAT or how you can become a sponsor of one or more of our events, call Executive Director Kelly McAloon at 770-310-0429 or email

TIME IS RUNNING OUT FOR COMMERCE CLUB SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS Seniors who are active in the Brookwood or South Gwinnett High School’s FBLA or DECA programs have the opportunity to be considered for $1,000 college scholarships that will be awarded on May 7th by the Snellville Commerce Club. The club is accepting applications through April 12th. The Commerce Club annually awards the scholarship to one graduating senior from each school who participates in one of the programs that help develop business leadership skills. In addition to participating in one of these programs, candidates must have engaged in community service and have at least a 2.5 grade average. For more information on the scholarships and an application, visit the club’s website at

2012 Scholarship Winner Asante Farquharson of South Gwinnett High School with Congressman Rob Woodall. 16

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It’s the original Snellville festival. The 40th annual event will be held on May 4th and 5th, starting with a parade down Wisteria and Oak roads, ending up at City Hall. Then, head on over to T.W. Briscoe Park and spend the day enjoying arts and crafts booths, entertainment, and plenty of good food. For more information on the festival, visit the Snellville Days website:


A Beach in Snellville? Yes...70 tons of sand will transform Oak Rd. into a Beach for an exciting day of fun and games. Join your friends and neighbors on Saturday, June 1st from 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. for an afternoon of beach music and fun for all. Activities for the kids will include inflatables and the bungee jump along with games throughout the day, followed by the first concert of the year from 7:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.


Open each Saturday from 8:00 a.m. – Noon, June through September, the Farmers Market brings residents to the Towne Green to find the freshest produce, meats and much more. In 2012, the Farmers Market was rated the #1 Market in Georgia, and the #2 medium-size market in the United States. For more information, visit the website:



Snellville’s Towne Green comes alive with music on four Saturday nights this summer. Live on the Lawn performances include Banks & Shane on July 20th and the Metro Jazz Club on August 24th. Concerts are on June 1st, July 20th, August 24th and September 28th.

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Snellville Tourism and Trade has a full list of events, activities and festivals planned for 2013. We can’t wait to share them with you!

Join us for the grand opening of the Community Garden@Snellville on April 7th! (see page 22)


It’s movie night in Snellville! On select Saturday evenings in the summer, the big screen goes up in Briscoe Park for a feature designed for the entire family. Stop by before the movie for fun kids activities and grab a bite to eat. Movies will be shown on June 15th, July 13th, August 17th and September 21st.


Get your Fourth of July off to a good start with Snellville’s own Independence Day Celebration on July 4th on the Towne Green. The afternoon starts out with plenty of fun and games and musical entertainment, winding up with the traditional fireworks display after the sun sets.


This event, to be held on September 21st at Briscoe Park, celebrates Snellville’s growing international community. In 2012, the first Around the World Visits Snellville was a great success, and we hope to have an even larger event this year.


Hayrides, Scarecrows and cooler weather! It must be time for the fourth annual Snellville Fall Festival on September 28th. The arts and crafts booths will again line Oak Road while musical entertainment plays on the stage at the Towne Green. Enjoy a variety of old-fashioned fun, including contests for kids and adults, inflatables, bungee jump and plenty of food.


Get the holiday season off to a good start as Snellville celebrates the lighting of the great tree on the Towne Green on December 7th. Come early for photos with Santa throughout the afternoon, enjoy s’mores toasted over a warm fire, and kid-friendly craft activities. Gather in front of the tree for musical performances and lighting of Snellville’s tree by Mayor Kautz and Santa.


Unveiling of New Wing at Eastside Medical Center Exhibits Advanced Technology, Luxurious Rooms Crystal Huskey, editor at

From Top: Mayor Kelly Kautz was was pleased to cut the ribbon on the new wing; demonstrations of robotic surgery, which is less invasive than traditional surgery and reduces recovery time; the rooms are large and spacious. At right, Dr. Takki Momin, a vascular and endovascular surgeon discussed the positive possibilities of robotic surgery.


Eastside Medical Center unveiled their new wing on Jan. 17, 2013, to a crowd of over 800 people. The new tower features advanced technology that includes a hybrid operating room (OR) suite, one of only two in the state of Georgia. Three floors are currently ready for use, with an additional three floors ready for expansion should they need the space. A large operating room for robotic surgery is among the new additions. Eastside Medical Center was the first hospital in Gwinnett to receive the da Vinci SI robot, which can perform minimally invasive surgery that reduces the risk of infection and recovery time. During the tour, hospital staff allowed visitors to try out the process, which includes sitting behind a machine and maneuvering the “hands” of the robot while viewing a threedimensional enhanced view of the operating area. According to Eastside’s Dr. Peter Mann, the machine measures whether any extra movements were used and how tight of a box your hands were in. One of the benefits of robotic surgery is that it offers doctors a rare chance to actually practice before doing the surgery. Across the hall from the robotic surgery room is a “hybrid operating room (OR)”. Only two of these exist in Georgia, with the other one at Emory Midtown. In this room, patients can be in the middle of surgery, and if they need a CT scan, it can be performed right where they are. The machine comes to the table like a robotic arm, and once the doctors are done with it, it retracts. It reduces the amount of radiation a patient is exposed to and maximizes the quality of the images, according to Dr. Takki Momin, a vascular and endovascular surgeon. “It brings me great pleasure to be involved in bringing this to Eastside,” said Dr. Momin, “where we can offer very sick patients the very best in treatment options in minimally invasive ways.” The patient rooms are equally impressive. Spacious and equipped with beds that raise up to a fully seated position, a recliner and a sofa, the rooms are designed with the patient’s comfort in mind. The rooms are ICU compatible, which means that if the patient becomes critical, they don’t have to change rooms. Among other upgrades is the ability to call your nurse’s cell phone from the hospital room directly, rather than going through a receptionist. While the hospital is only 31 years old, administrators want to make sure it keeps up with Snellville’s growth and offers residents the best medical care they can receive.

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Community Garden to Open this Spring Gretchen Schulz Spring is in the air, which means it’s time to plant flower and vegetable gardens. And for a group of dedicated volunteers, this spring will be highlighted by the opening of the Community Garden @ Snellville where area residents will be able to rent garden beds on an annual basis. The garden is located in Briscoe Park at the intersection of Sawyer Parkway and Marigold Road. The garden committee expects to have approximately 25 beds available for rental the first year. Additional beds will be constructed as demand and funds allow. A copy of the garden rules and an application to rent a bed can be found on the garden’s website:, or email Gretchen Schulz at

GRAND OPENING April 7 2:00 p.m.

The Community Garden @ Snellville Committee is extremely grateful for the wonderful support it has received from the community. We want to thank the individuals and businesses that have supported the garden thus far with bed sponsorships or in-kind donations for the garden construction.

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Dick Ackerman A Daisy A Day Ashworth and Associates Ronnie and Glenice Bentley Brand Bank Buck Jones Nursery Susan and Rick Chappelear Country Financial – Jamey Toney Vint and Amy Cox Downey Trees David and Kathy Emanuel 1st Chance Mortgage Gwinnett Braves Gwinnett’s Greenest Lawns Gwinnett Master Gardeners Gwinnett Sunrise Rotary Club

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J. B. Krause Electric Lee Friend’s Tree Service Lowe’s Jimmy Norton Odd Job Bob Ruby-Collins Inc. Sid and Nancy Parrott Steve Rasmussen Tricia Rawlins Gretchen and Kurt Schulz Scott’s Co. Snellville Public Arts Commission Stone Mountain Ice Summit Chase Country Club Walton EMC Tom and Carol Witts

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

CLASSES COMPUTER CLASSES Basic Computer 10:30 a.m. – noon Topics include surfing the internet, Windows features, drive and file concepts, basic email, word processing, etc. Intermediate Computer 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Microsoft Word and Excel, advanced email, File backups to flash drives, photo storage. Prerequisite: students should have an email address and be able to send and receive emails

EXERCISE Aerobics - Monday & Thursday 9:15 a.m. & 10:15 a.m. No Charge Pilates - Tuesday & Friday 10:00 am - $3 per Class Zumba -Tuesday 11:00 am - $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 before you can utilize the equipment.

PAINTING CLASSES Thursdays - p.m. – 3:00 p.m. $40/ 4 classes (supplies included) $20/ 4 classes (bring your supplies) SPANISH Mondays & Thursdays - $25 per month Beginner II - 9:00 a.m. Advanced - 11:00 a.m. Beginner I - 12:15 p.m. CROCHET & KNITTING Tuesdays - noon FREE


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 2013 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 Memberships can be renewed every January for the full annual fee. After July 1st, memberships may be purchased at the following prorated amounts: Snellville City Limit Residents $9 ~ Gwinnett County Residents $15 Please call the Senior Center to register ahead for classes or trips.


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JOANNE FULLER 2012 Volunteer of the Year

Joanne Fuller, the 2012 winner of the Volunteer of the Year Award has logged in over 100 hours of volunteer time serving the Snellville Senior Center. Joanne is not only a leader and involved with other organizations in our community, she is always willing to help wherever she is needed. She never asks “why me?” She always responds with “what time?” It’s this kind of “can do” attitude along with a big smile that she gives that makes the Snellville Senior Center so welcoming. Joanne is often found answering phones, assembling newsletters, signing up members, decorating the center and pretty much anything else that needs to be done. Snellville is so very fortunate to have this outstanding and exceptional volunteer serving us and our local citizens at the center. There is no doubt that Joanne’s desire to serve others has been a priority in her life. She is known for being caring, kind, respectful, genuine, and always enjoys helping others.



2013 ROYAL CARIBBEAN 7-NIGHT CRUISE ON “FREEDOM OF THE SEAS” September 29 – October 6, 2013 COST: $1,183.07 per person

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

One night hotel in St. Augustine and meal on the road will be approx extra $50.00 pp. We leave Port Canaveral, FL and cruise to Labadee, Haiti; Flamouth, Jamaica; George Town, Grand Cayman and Cozumel, Mexico. This ship is one of the 10 largest cruise ships built. Extra amenities include a 3D theater, poolside movie screen, vintage wine bar, ice-skating rink, cantilevered whirlpool, mini golf course, water park and much more.

SPECIAL RECOGNITION & THANK YOU We want to thank our sponsors for providing the prizes for our monthly Bingo: Wages Funeral Home, Bridgeport Skilled Nursing, Aetna, Healthcare Federation, Homestead, Essential Coverages, PNC Bank, First Corinthians Homecare & American Advocacy .


Parks & Recreation Spring 2013 Activities T.W. Briscoe Park ~ 2500 Sawyer Parkway ~ Park Office (770) 985-3535

YOUTH ACTIVITIES YOUTH SOCCER Boys & Girls Ages 4-19 Practices are during the evening on weekdays Games are on Saturdays For more info: (770) 466-7177

CORNERSTONE MARTIAL ARTS Martial arts for the whole family! For details, contact Master Cathy Brown (770) 401-1525

UNDER 10 QUICK START TENNIS Four Week Programs Coach Jones (404) 642-8393

YOUTH FLAG FOOTBALL i9 SPORTS Boys & Girls ages 4-14 For more info: (select South Gwinnett) (404) 551-2036

MENTORING MINDS 4 KIDS MOBILE Robotics After-School Program Design, Build & Program Robots! Hands-on courses: Grades K-8 Pre-K & Elementary – Lego WeDoRobots Middle School – Lego Mindstorm NXT Kits (770) 895-4916


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Parks & Recreation Spring 2013

ADULT ACTIVITIES ADULT FLAG FOOTBALL LEAGUE $295 per team + referee fee $20 per game 8 games plus playoff; $50 free agent For more info: Alvin Hill (678) 920-4136

INTERNATIONAL ADULT SOCCER (8v8) Friday nights, 7,8,9 p.m.; Sunday night 6,7,8 p.m. $650 per team; $65 per player for house team Divisions: Over 30 & CoEd – 6 teams per division For more info: 678-629-6755

BOOT CAMP Let us help you achieve your weight loss goal. For more info: Alvin Hill (678) 920-4136

ADULT SOFTBALL Contact (404) 570-7422 or For dates, prices and registration

OUTDOOR UNHEATED POOL/SWIM LESSONS Pool opens May 25. Early registration for swim lessons, pool passes, lap passes and pool rentals is Saturday, May 11 and May 18, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the Park Office. All other registrations are in the park office Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Starting May 13. Swim lessons begin June 3 and run in twoweek sessions.

TENNIS COURTS Available on a first come-first served basis without lights – 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. 7 days each week. Tennis lessons are available: USPTR Certified, Jean Hagan (770) 469-5966

OUTDOOR BASKETBALL COURTS Available on a first come-first served basis. 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily.

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


Park Rentals Require 14 days notice

BETTY MCMICHAEL MEETING ROOM at the Park Office Accommodates 100

$200 Refundable Deposit on All Rentals Plus:

PAVILION RENTALS Rental Times: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. We have three outdoor open-air covered pavilions to accommodate 35 to 50 people and one gazebo which accommodates 10 people. Includes picnic table & benches.

NON-PROFIT OR INDIVIDUAL Snellville City Limit residents - $200/4 hours Gwinnett County residents - $260/4 hours Outside Gwinnett County - $270/4 hours BUSINESS/FOR PROFIT Snellville City Limit business - $335/4 hours Gwinnett County business - $395/4 hours Outside Gwinnett County - $405/4 hours Includes twelve 8-foot rectangular tables & 100 chairs, microwave, refrigerator, and sink.

NON-PROFIT OR INDIVIDUAL Snellville City Limit residents - $35/2 hours Gwinnett County residents - $50/2 hours Outside Gwinnett County - $60/2 hours BUSINESS/FOR PROFIT Snellville City Limit business - $70/2 hours Gwinnett County business - $85/2 hours Outside Gwinnett County - $95/2 hours

OUTDOOR POOL RENTAL Accommodates 200 (Summer Only) We rent our pool Friday, Saturday, or Sunday from 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. $200 refundable deposit $200 rent for the 2 hours Lifeguards must be hired through our pool company; one lifeguard for every 25 attendees.

For room or pavilion rentals, please call the park office at (770) 985-3535. 28


$100 Refundable Deposit on All Rentals Plus: NON-PROFIT OR INDIVIDUAL Snellville City Limit residents - $85/4 hours Gwinnett County residents - $115/4 hours Outside Gwinnett County - $125/4 hours BUSINESS/FOR PROFIT Snellville City Limit business - $135/4 hours Gwinnett County business - $160/4 hours Outside Gwinnett County - $170/4 hours Includes six 6-foot rectangular tables & 35 chairs, microwave, refrigerator, and sink. Snellville, Where Everybody’s Proud to be Somebody

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OUTDOOR FITNESS EQUIPMENT UNVEILED AT T.W. BRISCOE PARK Mayor Kelly Kautz’ trip to Turkey during the summer of 2012 with the Istanbul Center of Atlanta brought about a unique opportunity for Snellville’s residents looking to get in shape! Donated in their entirety by Aksa Park and Meyko Outdoor Fitness Equipment, the new outdoor fitness equipment was unveiled on March 4, 2013. According to Lisa Platt, Snellville’s Director of Parks & Recreation, the equipment will be placed in five different places along the walking trail “so that as a person is walking the trail, they can stop and utilize the equipment and continue walking.” While there are no plans to purchase additional equipment at this time, it is hoped that should the 2014 SPLOST be passed, improvements will be made along the entire fitness trail and some of those monies might be used to purchase more pieces from Aksa and Meyko.

Mayor Kelly Kautz with representatives from Aksa Park and Meyko Outdoor Fitness Equipment

Councilman Bobby Howard tries out a few sit-ups on the new equipment.


Join the Gwinnett Braves Opening Weekend for the First Annual

City of Snellville Community Night at Coolray Field

Friday, April 5th, 7:05 p.m. vs. Charlotte Knights Discount seats are located in the BASELINE BOX ($6) FIELD BOX ($8) INFIELD BOX ($12)

Reserve Tickets Early For Best Seating! Discounts will NOT be available for walk-up purchases.

Gwinnett Braves Spirit Wear Contest

Judged at STAT table between 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Prizes & Spirit Wear Contest Winners Announced During Game T-Shirt Give-Away to First 500 Fans T-Shirts Must be picked up at the Snellville Tourism & Trade Table

Pre-Game Parade at 6:00 p.m. Post Game Fireworks

Visit for more information. Individual discounted tickets can be purchased at WWW.GWINNETTBRAVES.COM/snellvillenight Use special code: SNELLVILLE for discount

For more information call 678-277-0333

** This discount MUST be pre-purchased; not offered for walk-up purchases ***


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Saturday, June 15, 2013

Proceeds benefit the Snellville Citizens Police Academy Alumni and the Snellville Rotary Club 7:00 am: Registration/Check In 8:00 am: 10K Start - 13 years and older 9:00 am: 5K Start - 13 years and older Must be registered and checked in at least 30 minutes before the start of your event

Pre-registration Fee $25.00 * Day of Registration Fee $35.00 Pre-Registration ends June 8, 2013

Runs will begin in TW. Briscoe Park in Snellville

Registrations may be downloaded at Follow instructions to the Cops and Robbers Run and mail your registration form and check made payable to SCPAAA to P. O. Box 669, Snellville, GA 30078

or register online with a credit card at

Event Sponsorships are available.

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Favorite Recipes From the Snellville Farmers Market Cookbook

SLOW-COOKER POT ROAST 2 tablespoons canola oil 3 pounds boneless beef chuck roast 6 carrots, peeled and cut in 2-inch pieces 1 large onion, peeled and cut in several wedges 1 (8-ounce) package mushrooms, washed, sliced Freshly ground black pepper to taste 1 (10.5-ounce) can cream of celery soup 1 (1.1-ounce) package onion soup mix 1 cup beef broth ¼ cup steak sauce Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Brown the meat on both sides in the oil. While the meat is browning, prepare the vegetables. Place the meat in a slow cooker that has been sprayed with non-stick spray. Top the meat with the vegetables. Add pepper to taste. In a medium bowl, combine the cream of celery soup, onion soup mix, beef broth and steak sauce. Whisk until well mixed; pour over the meat and vegetables. Cook on high for about 2 hours, then reduce heat to low and cook an additional 4 to 5 hours. Remove the meat from the slow cooker and cut into 1/2-inch slices, cutting across the grain of the meat. Serve with vegetables and gravy. Note: I like to serve this pot roast with mashed potatoes. Gretchen Schulz Snellville Farmers’ Market Committee

BUTTERSCOTCH BROWNIES 1 cup butter 1 (11 ounce) package butterscotch morsels 2-1/2 cups packed light brown sugar 3 large eggs, lightly beaten 1 teaspoon vanilla 2-1/2 cups flour 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup chopped pecans, optional Preheat oven to 350º. Lightly grease a 15-inch x 11-inch x 1-inch pan. Combine butter and butterscotch morsels in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high in 30 second intervals stirring after each interval until morsels are melted, usually about 1-1/2 minutes. In a large bowl, combine brown sugar and eggs, stirring well. Add vanilla and melted butter mixture, stirring to combine. In a small bowl combine flour, baking powder and salt. Gradually mix into batter. Stir in pecans (optional). Pour into prepared pan and bake 30 to 35 minutes. Cool completely and cut into squares. Susan Chappelear Snellville Farmers’ Market Committee You can get your copy of “Nourishing Our Community” at the Snellville Farmers’ Market beginning June 1. Follow us on Facebook or online at

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