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Light Up the Corners – A Fun Way to Help Our Community

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Light Up the Corners is a one-of-a-kind nighttime experience with two events: the 4 Mile Glow Run and the 1K Twilight Trot. In these two events, the course will be lined with blinking lights, illuminating your path. All participants will also be given glow lights to light up the course as they walk or run. 

Because the main concept of Light Up the Corners is to have fun lighting up the streets, there will be contests for the “glowiest” boys, girls, men, women, and teams. So, don’t forget to strap on as much glow bling as you can find! 

But keep in mind that Light Up the Corners is not only about having fun. While you’ll definitely have a great time, these events are also about helping our community. As such, all proceeds from the events will benefit the at-risk children and families around Peachtree Corners. The money will be used to give these people a chance to participate in various life-enhancing activities and programs at the Fowler YMCA.  

Overall, these two events will not only light up Peachtree Corners but will also light up lives as well. Remember, this event is not only for those who can run fast; weekend joggers, casual walkers, or any anyone who wants to help our community is welcome to join the 4 Mile Glow Run and 1K Twilight Trot.

When and Where

Light Up the Corner will be held at Peachtree Corners, GA on August 10, 2019 (Saturday). The 4 Mile Glow Run will start at 8:30 pm and will end at 11:30 pm. As for the 1k Twilight Trot, it will start at 8:00 pm EDT and will end at 8:25 pm EDT. 

How to Join this Fun Activity

To join Light Up the Corners, you can either register online or go to the Fowler YMCA or New Balance Store at The Forum. 

Individual registration will cost $35 for the race fee and $3 for the sign-up fee. The price will be lower if you register as a team – four or more persons per team.  

If you can’t make it to the event, you can still light up someone’s life by being a phantom runner. The registration fee is $38 ($35 for the race fee and $3 for the sign-up fee). 

For more information, you can visit the Light Up the Corner’s page at https://runsignup.com/Race/GA/PeachtreeCorners/runthecorners

More Fun at the Post-Race Party!

After the 4 Mile Glow Run and 1K Twilight Trot, all participants can join and have more fun at the BEST post-race party in Peachtree Corners. There will be live music along with free food and drinks courtesy of the events’ generous sponsors. Prizes and gift certificates will also be handed out during this time. 

With that, let’s light up the streets and someone’s life this August 10, 2019, by signing up for Light Up the Corners!

 

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Memorial Day – City Hall Closed, Waste Collection Delayed One Day

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City Hall will be closed on Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day. City Hall will resume normal business hours, (9 a.m. – 4 p.m.) on Tuesday, May 28.

Memorial Day is a trash and recycling holiday for Waste Management; the collection will be delayed by one day for the entire week (i.e. Monday’s collection will be on Tuesday; Tuesday’s on Wednesday; Wednesday’s on Thursday; Thursday’s on Friday; and Friday’s on Saturday.)

Please have your trash at the curb by 6:00 a.m. on your collection day.

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An Evening with Commissioner Ben Ku

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Presented by the Gwinnett County Public Library, Commissioner Ku will speak at the Peachtree Corners Branch, 5570 Spalding Drive, Peachtree Corners, GA 30092 on Thursday, May 23 at 7:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

Commissioner Ben Ku was elected to the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners in 2018 and serves District 2 which includes Peachtree Corners, Berkeley Lake, Norcross, Tucker, and Lilburn. Commissioner Ku is a Georgia native and the grandson of Chinese immigrants, who moved to Atlanta to help engineer the original MARTA heavy rail system.

Join Ben Ku to hear about his vision for Gwinnett County.

For more information, please visit www.gwinnettpl.org or call 770-978-5154.

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Councilmember Sadd Among 2019 Leadership Gwinnett Graduating Class

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Phil Sadd

Councilmember Phil Sadd, who represents Post 1, is among the 39 local leaders to graduate from the Leadership Gwinnett Class of 2019.

Sadd was selected last spring for the prestigious nine-month program that began in August 2018. The class represented diverse industries including education, law, corporate, nonprofit, technology, health care, politics and government. All who graduate are more knowledgeable about the issues and challenges facing Gwinnett County and are more connected to the county’s decision makers and leaders, according to a 2018 Deloitte alumni impact survey.

“I entered into the leadership Gwinnett program already in a leadership position and feeling like I was doing the most I could,” said Sadd. “Leadership Gwinnett was the key to unlocking my additional growth. Because of the connections I’ve made and things I’ve learned, my potential has expanded.”

The Leadership Gwinnett program is designed to educate, equip and engage diverse leaders and inspire civic involvement. During the program the class participated in two major retreats, eight monthly study groups and seven learning days.The program included presentations from 150 speakers covering topics such as leadership in a world class community, infrastructure, economics, education, and health & human services.

“We are proud that Phil was selected to be part of the Leadership Gwinnett Class of 2019,” said Mayor Mike Mason. “I know he benefitted immensely by participating and undoubtedly, the city will benefit as well.”

Leadership Gwinnett’s vision is to develop a thriving community sustained by an inclusive network of empowered leaders. Participants greatly understand civic and social issues and leverage their connections for Gwinnett’s greater good. From its founding in 1985, nearly 1,200 have graduated from the program.

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