Children donned halos, robes and head scarves at First Presbyterian Church's Christmas Eve service to retell the birth of Jesus Christ, the child that Christians believe is God's greatest gift to humankind.
Like a Christmas miracle, one day out of the blue a 10-foot-tall cross adorned with sparkling lights appeared - seemingly floating over the lake by Thompson Bridge Road near Gainesville First United Methodist Church.
A group watched as cinderblock-sized hunks of gum inched along a conveyer belt before being pressed into sheets and sent down the line. There was mint in the air - a lot of it - and the unaccustomed eyes of visitors watered with the scent of Wrigley's gum.
While other kids their age enjoy time by the pool or engage in other summertime fun, 88 students participating in the Steps to College program are spending their summer hitting the books as a part of an enrichment program at the Gainesville campus of the University of North Georgia.
June 23, 2015|
By Hailey Van Parys