Community News

Rhodes Jordan Park | Summer Camp 2018

Start Date:
Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Address:

Rhodes Jordan Park
100 E Crogan St
Lawrenceville, GA 30046

For Boys and Girls Ages 4-12
Camp meets daily from 9:00AM – 3:00PM at Rhodes Jordan Park

For more information:

https://www.jumpstartsports.com/programs/rhodes-jordan-park-summer-camp-2018&date=3/29/18&date_type=3&sport_id=48&distance=25

 

Check your smoke alarm

Check your smoke alarm to buy time in a home fire Spring cleaning around the house is a good time to change the battery in your smoke alarms, especially if you forgot to change the battery at daylight saving time. A smoke alarm is the first line of defense when it comes to surviving a home fire by giving added time to escape. You may have less than two minutes to escape a home fire.
Every home should have working smoke alarms on each level, in the hallway outside the sleeping area, and in each of the bedrooms. Never ignore the noise of the smoke alarm. A constant loud “beeping” sound from the alarm indicates smoke or fire in the home. An intermittent “chirp” indicates the battery needs to be changed.
Test the alarm monthly and replace all smoke alarms after 10 years. And be sure to have an escape plan with two ways out and clear pathways to exits. Contact the Gwinnett Fire Community Risk Reduction Section at 678.518.4845 or email fireprograms@gwinnettcounty.com for details.

Free Paper Shredding

Celebrate Earth Day by shredding paper Celebrate Earth Day and get rid of old documents at a free paper shredding event Saturday, May 5. Sponsored by Gwinnett County Solid Waste Management and Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful, the event runs from 9:00am to noon at the Gwinnett County Fairgrounds, 2405 Sugarloaf Parkway in Lawrenceville. Shredding is limited to five copier boxes per vehicle. To volunteer, visit www.volunteergwinnett.net. For more information, call Melanie Miller at 678.518.6107.

It’s Spring (and pollen) season. We always see an increase in auto break-ins this time of year. Here’s a flyer with some info to help prevent break-ins.

Gwinnett Multi-Cultural Festival and County Government Open House

April 14th, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Shorty Howell Park, Duluth, GA

Gwinnett Tech, AARP to offer free tax help

Gwinnett Technical College has again partnered with the AARP Foundation to offer free tax assistance and preparation for community members.

Volunteers with AARP Tax-Aide will be on campus from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday’s to Thursday’s and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday’s through April 17th. The event will take place in Building 700 on the second floor. A sign-up sheet will be available at 8 a.m. each day, and it’s usually full by 1 p.m.

Those seeking help should bring all tax forms, a copy of last year’s return, a photo ID and Social Security cards for everyone who will be listed on the return. A blank check will also be required for those who want automatic deposit or withdrawal.

Gwinnett Tech is located at 5150 Sugarloaf Parkway in Lawrenceville. For more information call 770-962-7580.

 

COFFEE WITH A COP

Join your neighbors and police officers for coffee and conversation.
When: Wednesday, March 21st from 9:00 am to 11:00 am
Where: 6500 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth, GA 30096
The mission of Coffee with a Cop is to break down the barriers
between police officers and the residents they serve by removing agendas and allowing opportunities to ask questions, voice concerns, and get to know the officers in your community.

School Bus Safety Video

Gwinnett County Police Department School Bus Traffic Law Safety Video

The following video was created by the Gwinnett County Police Department in conjunction with Gwinnett County Communications.  The objective of the video is to educate the motoring public on the state law regarding when to stop for a school bus loading and unloading children.

To a parent, there is nothing more important than our children.  To keep our children as safe as possible, it is important that the public understand the laws in place to keep them safe when getting on and off the bus. 

As the new school year approaches, expect to see Gwinnett County Police officers enforcing OCGA 40-6-163.

Please use the following link to view the video: https://vimeo.com/176161833/2136ca8583