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Saturday, November 15 2014
Distributed by Lilburn Community Partnership                                 Nov. 10, 2014

On Your Mark, Get Ready, Set, Go

The countdown to Christmas has already begun.  You can get ahead in this game by shopping locally as a first option.  Lilburn has many great shopping options throughout the major corridors as well as the less- traveled through streets.  Save some time and gas by shopping in Lilburn.

As you plan your shopping, keep in mind the great eateries and service businesses that are right here in your community.  Give some special thought to going to Downtown Lilburn and supporting the businesses there as they weather the road construction - it's an easy detour and a way to show support for Lilburn business operators.

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LCP Receives Grant from Allstate 

The Lilburn Community Partnership, Inc. is delighted to receive $1,000 from The Allstate Foundation in honor of Allstate Agent Miriam Vega's volunteerism. We are pleased to partner with Allstate and their commitment to making our hometowns better, safer places to live.

The LCP is currently working to weatherize the Wynne-Russell Historic Home in preparation for hosting community gatherings.  These funds will help implement the organization’s mission of “fostering a vigorous, secure and community spirit-filled environment in which residents, businesses, organizations, institutions and visitors prosper.” 

LCP president Diana Preston said, “We truly appreciate this grant. It comes to us at a critical time as we are making much needed improvements inside and outside the Wynne-Russell house so that we can continue our programming for community building.  Miriam Vega’s Allstate Insurance Agency is a great community partner.”

Attention Veterans
If you missed the Veterans Celebration in Lilburn Park Sunday, you can still feel honored in Lilburn on Veterans Day, Tuesday, Nov. 11. See below from Bambinelli's :

"Thank you for sacrificing your time and dedicating your life to protect the freedom of all Americans. A very selfless act deserves more than just a thank you.

Come in Tuesday, November 11th, and receive a free entrée with your military/veterans ID."

Free Self-Defense Course

Public Issues and Lilburn Woman's Club, will be hosting a Free Self Defense Course on Nov. 12 from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Harmony Grove United Methodist Church in Lilburn.  Gwinnett County Police Officer Keving Martinez will be the presenter.

This is a great time to learn how to be vigilant and informed on personal safety as we enter the busiest shopping season of the year.

Design 29  Update 
Last week's Design 29 was well attended by close to 30 interested residents.  If you didn't make it to last week's Design 29 public input, make a point to provide your input through the project website: - and sign up for updates. The site is a great outlet for providing feedback and accessing the latest news.  Future input meetings will be scheduled in 2015 and you can stay informed on those dates through the website.

Wynne-Russell News

Holiday Family Photos, Tours, and Crafts

This past Saturday was a great day to for visitors to the Wynne-Russell House.  Several vendors displayed crafts and baked goods and photographers Valerie Payne and Richard Ferris took great family photos (pets included.)

The Lilburn Community Partnership has decorated the house for the holidays and will be planning two more photos, crafts and tour events for Saturdays, Dec. 6 and Dec. 20 from noon until 4 p.m. Interested vendors may register through or

Another recent event at the Wynne Russell House was Gross Goodies on Oct. 26. Attended by approx. 70 Girl Scouts, Leaders, and family members. The girls enjoyed  a little taste of the haunted history of the house (Ghost Readings Report by Timeless Paranormal) along with their Gross Goodies.  They sampled or took home creepy cakes, several types of "q-tips", vats of soupy, sloppy mystery food, marshmallow mummies, a meatloaf foot, and lots of other body parts everywhere.  A fun, sugary time was had by all.

The Wynne-Russell House is a true Lilburn treasure and we appreciate the community coming out to visit it. Donations are appreciated and will benefit the repair and maintenance of the Wynne-Russell Historical House. As we draw near to the end of the year, please keep the house in mind that the LCP is a 501c3 and donations to the organization to benefit house are tax deductible. Contact info@lilburncp for more information.

Lilburn Lions Club Formation Update

The Lilburn Lions information meeting was held last Thursday at the Wynne Russell and now has 16 interested individuals registered.  Lions Club Recruiter Dick Smith has scheduled another meeting on Thursday, Nov. 20 at noon at the Wynne-Russell House.  Once 20 registrations have been received, the group will convene to elect officers, set meeting times and locations.  Currently those registering are interested in lunch meetings, but if enough are interested, it is possible to hold one lunch meeting and one evening meeting a month.  The Snellville Lions Club is the sponsoring club and will assist the Lilburn Lions Club as it gets established.  For more information follow this LINK. You may also contact Dick Smith at  

City of Lilburn News and Events

Teresa Czyz Elected to Post 1 City Council Seat

Teresa Czyz was victorious in the city’s special election on Nov. 4 to elect a City Council representative for Post 1 (to replace Thomas Wight). She will be sworn in at Monday's City Council Meeting (7:30 pm).

Lilburn announces Christmas Parade Grand Marshal

Arcado Elementary School principal Penny Palmer Young will serve as Grand Marshal of the 2014 Lilburn Christmas Parade.

Arcado Elementary was recently selected by the U.S. Department of Education as a winner of the 2014 Green Ribbon Schools Sustainability Award. Arcado was one of only two schools in the state of Georgia to receive this honor. Principal Young, a graduate of Brookwood High School, has worked at the school for five years.

The annual Lilburn Christmas Parade will take place on Saturday, Dec. 6. The parade begins at 10 a.m. and will move along Main Street to City Hall. Following the parade, children will have the opportunity to have professional pictures taken with Santa. Parade applications are due by November 14 at 5 p.m.

Other holiday events include the City’s annual tree lighting, which will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. In addition to the lighting of the tree, the Lilburn Middle School Chorus will provide live entertainment, and holiday coloring contest winners will be announced.

Media Contact: Rozalyn Schmitt, Event Coordinator, 770-638-2225,


Additional Info...

Register now for the Lilburn Christmas Parade!

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


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.

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.             

Gwinnett County News

McDaniel Farm in Duluth:  Heritage Site

Civil War Holiday at McDaniel Farm in Duluth, Nov. 15, 10 am – 4 pm.

Experience the holiday season during the 1860s through a living history demonstration at McDaniel Farm. Visit Union & Confederate Reenactors * Participate In Bayonet Practice * Observe Blacksmith Demonstrations *Listen To Confederate Sailor Stories * Encounter A Mock Skirmish * Watch A Soldier Cook * Experience The Sounds Of The Dulcimer  * Enjoy A Festive Hayride * Discover Ropemaking * Make Holiday Children's Crafts

Food will be available for purchase from The Atlanta Burger Truck.     

$5 program fee for ages 13 and up * $3 program fee for ages 3 to 12 * 2 and under free * Environmental Heritage Center members are free

Pre-register online or pay at the door. 

 Click here to register.

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


Lilburn Community Partnership
4155 Lawrenceville Hwy. #8101
Lilburn, Georgia 30047

Phone: 678-230-9058

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