Norcross Living -December 2018

Norcross News Covering No cross, Peachtree Corners & Duluth Volume 28, No. 12 • DECEMBER 2018 PRICELESS ISSUE! • LOCAL, POSITIVE COMMUNITY NEWS H ometown N ews A tlanta Nostalgic Norcross Sparkles In Christmas Season Images of a Victorian town reflect classic times and Yuletide spirit. As December commences, the City of Norcross swings into Christmas season, the most sparkling time of year in a charming railroad town that was chartered way back in 1870. Indeed, Norcross still somehow sports the nineteenth century Victorian vibe that it’s always had. And today’s Norcross is known for being open and friendly too. “We invite all our citizens and visitors to share in the spirit of the season through our holiday celebration” says Mayor Craig Newton. “We guarantee you’ll experience all the wonder and delight of your every imagination here in Norcross.” The Christmas tree lighting for the city, held down- town at Thrasher Park, starts at 5:30 pm Friday December 7, a refreshing date selection that isn’t too early and sched- uled just right. Norcross United Methodist Church will provide festive music. Honors for the ceremonial lighting of the tree go again to Norcross resident Steven Howing- ton, who has Down syndrome and has lit the tree for more than 30 years now. 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 8