Lilburn Living -December 2018

Lilburn Living Covering Lilburn, Mountain Park & Snellville Volume 28, No. 12 • DECEMBER 2018 PRICELESS ISSUE! • LOCAL, POSITIVE COMMUNITY NEWS H ometown N ews A tlanta LilburnChristmas Parade Invites FestiveCitizenParticipation Recent memories of Christmas Past: Lilburn scouts, some decked out in Santa caps, ride by in back of truck in city parade with classy historic hometown buildings in background. The City of Lilburn has made its plans and it’s ready indeed for the winter holidays. On Saturday Nov. 17 Lil- burn lit a spectacular 25-ft. Christmas tree at City Hall. Guests had photo ops in sleighs and real reindeer were there as well. There was also live holiday music and activities and crafts for kids. You’ll have to act quickly to see the annual Lilburn Christmas Parade as it’s on Saturday Dec. 1 with a step- off at 10 am. But there’s been scheduled broad participa- tion by people who’ve been planning to march or watch in this year’s Parade for some time now. The Parkview High MCJROTC has rehearsed its part, for it will present the colors at the start of the parade. Their loyal Booster Club will be there to help things move smoothly. (Thanks to the First Baptist Church Lilburn for providing parking for the cadets and their families.) The parade proceeds down Main Street, a perfect place to start, and ends near the Calvin Fitchett Municipal Complex. Continued on page 5 Mohamed SunuDoes Random Act of Kindness inGwinnett Popular Atlanta Falcon wide receiver prepares to make catch at the Benz against Seattle Seahawks. Back in late August popular Atlanta Falcon wide receiver Mohamed Sunu, 29, known as an offensive star for his reliable catches and clutch playmaking, did an obscure, spontaneous good deed for which he sought no recognition. Sunu and some teammates had left Falcons Gwinnett HQ in Flowery Branch and were out on the town in Lawrenceville, at the Kirin House Japanese Restaurant on Olde Peachtree Road. Sitting at a table next to the football players was a mom and 6 teenage girls, and they were having a birthday celebra- tion for her daughter, much as one sees at holiday restaurant parties. No one recognized Mohamed and his teammates. Continued on page 4