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Representatives of The Longstreet Clinic gather during the recent March for Babies on May 2.

The Longstreet Clinic hosted the March for Babies on May 2, where hundreds of walkers turned out for the four-mile walk.

The Longstreet Clinic also raised more than $37,000 for the 2009 March of Dimes campaign, making the multi-specialty clinic Hall County's top large business fundraiser. Led by team captain Renee Ward, The Longstreet Clinic also received honors for All-Star Team of the Year and having the most walkers in attendance.

Employees raised the money through "Blue Jeans for Babies" payroll deductions, raffles and T-shirt sales, among other donations.

The Quinlan Visual Arts Center will be receiving funds from the Georgia Council of the Arts Grassroots Arts Program in support of two upcoming programs.

The first is "Transitions," an evening with artist Dennis Campay, which will feature an artist talk and book signing at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Cost is $5 for Quinlan members, $10 nonmembers.

The second is a workshop for art teachers, "Aesthetics for a Multicultural Society: An Approach to Figure Study," where teachers can earn three Professional Learning Unit credits the week of June 1-June 5. The instructor for the workshop is Mary Beth Looney, chairwoman of the art and design department at Brenau University.

The Grassroots Arts Program is supported in part by the Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly and administered by The Arts Council Inc., in Gainesville.

The Quinlan Visual Arts Center is located at 514 Green St. NE in Gainesville.

The Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia Inc., awarded six teens on May 3 with the Girl Scout Gold Award at an awards ceremony at the First Presbyterian Church in Gainesville. Twenty-seven Girl Scouts received the Silver Award.

The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest award that a Girl Scout can earn. This prestigious award recognizes the work of Girl Scouts in the areas of leadership, community service, career planning and personal development. Each girl working toward the Girl Scout Gold Award must complete five requirements related to those areas, including spending a minimum of 50 hours planning and implementing a Girl Scout service project that has an effect on the community.

This year's Gold Award recipients are:

  • Maura Adel Law, Cumming
  • Ashley K. Murray, Blairsville 
  • McKenzie Lenee Wade, Blairsville
  • Emily Grace Newburn, Gainesville
  • Amanda Warren, Gainesville
  • Ashley Marie Reising, Loganville

The Col. William Candler chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution recently honored Elizabeth Romberg, 96, with a certificate acknowledging her 75 years as a DAR member.

Romberg's mother, Mellie Pitchford Ashford, was chapter regent when Elizabeth became a member in 1934. Her grandmother, Florence Candler Ashford, was a charter member when the chapter was formed in 1914. Her father was a mayor of Gainesville and Allen D. Candler, a governor of Georgia and author of historical books, is her great-grandfather. Her great-great-grandfather was Capt. Daniel Gill Candler, a veteran of the Civil War and Col. William Candler, the Revolutionary War patriot the chapter is named for, is Romberg's great-great-great-great-grandfather.

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