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Thursday, November 06 2014
Distributed by Lilburn Community Partnership                                 November 2014

Fall Back to Shorter Days!

We have had a taste of frost and now with daylight waning, we realize a rush to get things done outside as we turn our thoughts to the November and December holidays.  "Make hay while the sun shines." has a lot of truth.  As these days get shorter and shorter, we look forward to Dec. 21st, the Winter Soltice or shortest day after which daylight will start increasing.

Remember to vote tomorrow.

(Go to the Blog page to translate this issue. or read it later.)



Lilburn Community Partnership News

Holiday Family Photos, Tours, and Crafts

Come out this Saturday and have your family photo taken in an historic 1826 farm house.

This year the Wynne-Russell House will be decorated suitable for back-in-time holiday family photos and tours on Saturday, Nov. 8 from 10 am until 2 pm. 

Photographers Valerie Payne and Richard Ferris will be taking digital photos of family groups. The photos will be downloaded to a CD which can be picked up Monday after the event at House of Payne Gym,4565 Lawrenceville Hwy. (just down from Providence Christian Academy.) For vendor information go to

Donations are much appreciated and will benefit the repair and maintenance of the Wynne-Russell Historical House. We welcome your support of this community treasure.

Business & Residents After Hours - Great!!

The October 21 Business After Hours sponsored by Lilburn Community Partnership and under the leadership of Board Member Michael Taylor was a wonderful event. Held at Taste of Paradise Cafe in the Market Place Shopping Center, the event was attended by close to 70 people.  Guests enjoyed food by Taste of Paradise, entertainment by Jeff and Jeff, and a presentation by City of Lilburn Economic Director Doug Stacks and Lilburn CID Executive Director Gerald McDowell.  Great door prizes were given out and attendees all received a gift certificate for a complimentary car wash by Ultra Car Wash.

Future LCP After Hours will be scheduled the third Tuesday evenings of January, March, May, August and October of 2015.  Locations and programs are to be determined.  If you would like to host or suggest a program of interest, please contact Michael Taylor at 

For past BAH photos, check the LCP Facebook photo album 

Festival Input Requested

Did you attend the Small Town, Big World International Festival?  Already we have had a number of exhibitors and attendees complete our surveys. Please take a few minutes and give us your feedback as we begin planning next year's event: Attendee Link     Were you a participant, performer, exhibitor or vendor?  Participant Link.             

City of Lilburn News and Events

Veterans' Day 2014

Veterans Day Celebration will be Sunday November 9, 2:00 pm,  City Park.

Musical performances will be provided by students from Parkview Christian School and the Meadowcreek High School Orchestra.  

Attendees are encouraged to bring their worn, tattered, and damaged American flags to the event for proper retirement.  Lawrenceville VFW Post 5255 will provide this service free of charge.  

Several veteran oriented organizations will have displays at the event.  Attendees are encouraged to visit the various booths to learn about the organizations and find out how they might be able to get involved.  A sampling of organizations scheduled to attend includes Pets for Vets, Witness to War, and VFW Post 5255.  Soldiers Connection will be accepting items to include in care packages sent to members of the military.  A list of acceptable items may be found at

Ice cream will be served to attendees following the celebration, courtesy of Bruster's Real Ice Cream of Lilburn.

Register now for the Lilburn Christmas Parade

Join your friends and neighbors as the City of Lilburn proudly presents the annual Lilburn Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 6. This year's parade theme is "Christmas Around the World".

The parade begins at 10 a.m., winding down Main Street to Lilburn City Hall. Following the parade, parents are welcome to take pictures of their children visiting with Santa.

Forms and additional info.

Residents to Elect Post 1 City Council Seat

The City of Lilburn will hold a special election on Nov. 4, 2014, to fill the vacant Post 1 seat on City Council. Qualifying was Aug. 25-29.

Michelle West and Teresa A. Czyz have qualified to run for the seat.

The polls will be open on Election Day, Nov. 4, from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. All voting takes place at City Hall, 76 Main St., Lilburn, regardless of a city resident's assigned county polling place. Only registered voters who live inside the city limits will be eligible to vote in this municipal election.

For more info on City News, visit the web site as well as Facebook.  

Church Street Roundabout Now Open

The Main Street Alignment Project is taking shape. The Church Street roundabout has been completed and allows traffic to proceed around the intersection of Main Street and Church Street by only yielding to traffic that is already in the roundabout; in other words, if there is no traffic in the roundabout you don't have to stop to enter!  This portion is now open and ready to try out.  

Lilburn Community Improvement District News

Be a Part of the Design 29  Thurs. Nov. 6

The City of Lilburn and Lilburn CID are working on new ways to help US 29 (Lawrenceville Highway) transform our community.  The new Design 29 study effort will evaluate how urban design elements along the corridor can improve the sense of place for our community.

Be part of Design 29
Visit the project's site - - and sign up for updates. The site is a great outlet for providing feedback and accessing the latest news.

Also plan to attend the first public workshop on Thursday, Nov. 6 from 6:30-8 p.m. at Providence Christian Academy (4575 Lawrenceville Highway, Lilburn, GA 30047).  The workshop will take place in the media room.

 Click here to download a project overview document.

News From Organizations

The Lilburn Arts Alliance welcomes mixed media and watercolor artist Susie Schklar, who will demonstrate ways to become a more confident, colorful and creative artist. Working in contemporary and abstract form, Susie Schklar expresses her compositions on canvas and paper.  The meeting is Wednesday, November 12th, 7PM at the Lilburn City Hall, 76 Main Street.

Fall Art Exhibit: On Saturday, November 15th, the Lilburn Arts Alliance will host their fall Art Exhibit at the Lilburn City Hall, 76 Main Street, from 11AM to 4PM. Stop by to see and buy original art by our creative artists. Works include paintings, photography, mixed media and 3-Dimensional art. This will be a fantastic opportunity to purchase art for the art lovers on your Christmas gift list.

Local Art Exhibits: We are always looking for new venues to place our art.  We are now showing our work at the Lilburn Library and at the Mountain Park Library. If you have a retail establishment in or around Lilburn, and would like to show original art on your walls, please contact Sabrena Hayat at or Peggy Sullens, President, at (770) 921-9440. 

Lilburn Business Association News
Lilburn Business Assoication (LBA) will host Businesss Builders Breakfast on Friday, Nov. 7 at 8:00 am at Killian Hall, 908 Killian Hill Rd. Featured will be City of Lilburn Police Chief Bruce Hedley who will speak on Holiday Safety.  
The LBA regular monthly meeting is on Tuesday, Nov. 18  at 11:30 am.  Tammy Thomas of Parkview High School will be speaking on "Partnership Potentials Between Businesses and Parkview High School."  Fully catered lunch provided by Killian Hall • Where: 908 Killian Hill Road Lilburn, GA 30047 • Cost: $15 for non-members $12 for members. LINK.
Lilburn Woman's Club News
After a great Lilburn Daze Festival, Lilburn Woman's Club members are now focusing their energy on their annual Holiday Auction.  The auction raises money "for the underserved children in our community."  This year's auction will take place Thursday, Dec. 4 at 6:00 pm at Mt. Carmel Church in Stone Mountain and will include a buffet by chef Stacy Maple.  Cost is $19 and you need to contact a Lilburn Woman's Club member for tickets. 

 Lions Club Info Meeting Thursday, Nov. 6 Noon

Last Thursday, Oct. 30, about 12 interested individuals gathered at the Wynne-Russell House to find out more about the formation of the Lilburn Lions Club.  Recruiter Richard Smith was very pleased and reported that he already had nine registered prior to the meeting. Richard and Snellville Lions Club member Sonny Medlin gave some information on some of the Snellville Club's projects.  

Some interesting facts resulting from the presentation: Lions Club International is the largest community service organization in the world. While most Lions Clubs support the Lighthouse for the Blind Foundation, clubs also determine other worthwile community service projects. The registration fee of $30 is waived for veterans. Dues to the national organization are $26 per six months.  Local dues are set by the club and stay with the club. Fundraising dollars must be spent on local or club projects. Each club determines when it will meet and how often. Once 20 people have registered, the group will meet to elect officers, determine meeting times times and compelte the process of club formation.

There will be another information meeting at the Wynne-Russell House this Thursday, Nov. 6 at noon.  Lunch will be provided by the Snellville Lions Club.  If you are interested in learning more, come to the meeting or follow this  LINK

School News

Parents of Students:  With only 6 weeks left in this semester there is still time to help your student make a difference with grades. 

Berkmar High School News

Taste of Berkmar is Back  Come out and join us Saturday, November 8 from 1-5 pm for the Taste of Berkmar!  Try new foods from local restaurants, shop at the vendor fair, bid on silent auction items and be entertained by some of Berkmar's finest performers! 

Tickets are $10 for 10 tasting coupons.  You can purchase them from Track, Baseball, Cheerleading, Ecogeeks, Relay for Life and Advance Dance team members or at the door.  Don't miss this event!
GCPS Redistricting 
GCPS has launched a redistricting effort that will result in the creation of a new cluster, the establishment of attendance zones for several new schools, and the balancing of enrollment in existing schools. Berkmar is one of six clusters that will be affected by this process. 

At this point, conversations are focused on receiving input from parents, community members, and educators regarding the proposed map boundaries.
Please visit the GCPS link below for additional information. Feel free to complete an input form from the site and return it to the main lobby area of any school by November 3, 2014.

Dates to remember:

11/3  Deadline to submit an input form
12/4 Public meeting and comments from affected schools of redistricting process (Board Room of ISC 7:00-9:00pm)
12/18  Public meeting and comments on redistricting (Board Room of ISC 6:00-6:30pm)
12/18 Board of Education votes on redistricting (Board Room of ISC 7:00pm)

Gwinnett County News

America Recycles Day event returns to Coolray Field

On Saturday, November 22, 2014, Gwinnett County will host its fifth annual America Recycles Day celebration, a nationally recognized initiative dedicated to encouraging people to recycle more at home, at work and on the go. This event is hosted by the Gwinnett County Solid Waste Division and will run from 9:00am to noon at Coolray Field, home of the Gwinnett Braves.

This celebration is free to the public and includes tire recycling (limit 8 tires per vehicle, no dealer tires), electronics recycling ($10 cash fee per TV), paint collection (eight, one-gallon cans), toner/printer cartridge recycling. Please bring your old sneakers to be donated to those in need or recycled into reusable surfaces for playgrounds and running tracks. There will also be kids' activities, giveaways, and refreshments while supplies last. For more information, visit

Please feel free to forward Lovin'Lilburn newsletter on to neighbors and friends.  Click this LINK to find a translatable newsletter. 


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Lilburn, Georgia 30047

Phone: 678-230-9058

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