Lanier Village Estates, an ACTS Retirement-Life Community in Gainesville, recently collected 722 pounds of food for The Community Helping Place in Lumpkin County. Lanier Village Estates and other ACTS communities raised about 13 tons or 26,000 pounds of food that was distributed to 13 different food banks in six states.
The portraits painted of Quinlan founder Leslie Frick Quinlan and his wife Edith Rutter Quinlan have been donated to the permanent collection of the Quinlan Visual Arts Center. These pieces were originally painted by artist Ernest de Nagy. The portrait of Leslie Frick Quinlan is from the collection of family members Tom and Sylvia Workman, and Ted and Judith Landers donated the portrait of Edith Rutter Quinlan. On Sept. 3 the portraits were reunited and hung during a small family reception in the Edith Quinlan Rankin conference room at the center.