GDP Script/ Top Stories for Oct 1st
Publish Date: Sept 29th
From the Henssler Financial Studio Welcome to the Gwinnett Daily Post Podcast
Today is Sunday, October 1st, and happy heavenly birthday to actor Walter Matthau.
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I’m Bruce Jenkins and here are your top stories presented by Peggy Slappey Properties.
Plus, Bruce Jenkins conversation with Leah McGrath from Ingles Markets to discuss working for Ingles.
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Break 1 : Slappey
Story 1: Lidl's 'Groceries That Give Back' campaign to benefit Gwinnett County Public Schools
Lidl US, one of the nation's largest grocers, has initiated a fundraising effort called the "Groceries That Give Back" campaign to support high schools in metro Atlanta. They've committed $3 million to over 70 area high schools. Customers can participate by using the myLidl rewards app when shopping at Lidl stores, and based on their spending, Lidl will donate between $1,000 and $50,000 to participating high schools. Every high school in Gwinnett County Public Schools is part of the fundraiser, with schools from various counties in the metro area also joining in. This initiative aims to fund athletic programs and extracurricular activities. The campaign runs until November 7th at all 16 Lidl stores in metro Atlanta.......…..read more at gwinnettdailypost.com
STORY 2: Powered by devoted volunteers, Duluth Fall Festival returns this weekend
The Duluth Fall Festival is celebrating its 40th anniversary and expects up to 100,000 patrons in downtown Duluth for a weekend of arts, crafts, food, and entertainment. It's been recognized as one of the top 24 fall festivals in the US by U.S. News & World Report. Proceeds from the festival now benefit Duluth-based nonprofit organizations. Over 400 volunteers are crucial to the event's success. This year, minor changes include a parade, a 5K run, and a service by Duluth First United Methodist Church. Notable changes involve the return of a children's petting zoo and the near-completion of the Thrive building, improving festival flow. Entertainment includes music and dance performances on two stages. Shuttle services are available due to limited parking. For more details, visit www.duluthfallfestival.org.
STORY 3: Gwinnett's StillFire Brewing named Georgia Brewery of they Year at New York International Beer Competition
StillFire Brewing, based in Suwanee, Georgia, was recently honored as the Georgia Brewery of the Year at the prestigious New York International Beer Competition. The brewery received this recognition alongside four medals at the 2023 competition, including a Gold Medal for their Dark Moo'd Imperial Milk Stout, a Silver Medal for O'Farrell's Irish Red, and Bronze Medals for both College DropOut Light Lager and Koastal Krush Mimosa Sour. Phil Farrell, Brewmaster at StillFire Brewing, expressed immense pride in their team's dedication and passion, and the brewery's commitment to crafting exceptional brews. The New York International Beer Competition is known for its stringent judging process, involving Distributors and Retailers who evaluate entries based on taste, quality, and adherence to style guidelines. For more information, visit stillfirebrewing.com.
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Break 2: M.O.G. – Tom Wages - Obits – Cumming Fair
STORY 4: Rahaf Barakat honored with Georgia Gwinnett College's Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award
Georgia Gwinnett College honored its faculty and staff at the annual Fall Recognition Ceremony. Six faculty and two staff members received recognition for their contributions in scholarship, leadership, service, and creativity. Notably, Rahaf Barakat, an associate professor of information technology, received the Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award. She emphasized her passion for technology and the importance of inclusivity and diversity in education. Other awardees included Dr. David Weiss, Dr. David Kirschner, Dr. Sairam Tangirala, Dr. Cynthia Woodbridge, Dr. Binh Tran, Anessa Griffin, and Kathija Jamaloodeen, each recognized for their outstanding contributions. Additionally, faculty promotions were acknowledged during the event.
STORY 5: Gwinnett Girl Scout Troop 18165 earns Bronze Award
Girl Scout Troop 18165, based in Lawrenceville, achieved the Bronze Award, the third-highest honor for Girl Scouts at the junior level. Led by Angela Vasquez and Krystal Eustice, the troop collaborated with the Neighborhood Church in Buford to enhance its food pantry, 12 Baskets, by adding a hygiene section. They collected numerous hygiene products, promoted their project through flyers and a video, and secured sponsorships from local companies. This sustainable community project earned them the Bronze Award, and they now aim to earn their Silver Award in the future. Each scout contributed 20 hours to the project, demonstrating their commitment to benefiting the local community.
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Break 3: ESOG – Ingles 4 – Lawrenceville Events
STORY 6: Leah McGrath
And now here is Bruce Jenkins conversation with Leah McGrath from Ingles Markets to discuss working for Ingles.
STORY 7: Leah McGrath
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Break 4: Henssler 60
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