On Saturday evening, August 22, the Lawrenceville Co-Op received an unexpected award during the Community Foundation for Northeast Georgia’s gala 30-year anniversary celebration at Gwinnett’s Infinite Energy Center.

The Judy Waters Community Fund was established in honor of the retirement of the Foundation’s long-time Executive Director, Judy Waters. Six nonprofit organizations, including the Lawrenceville Co-Op, received checks for $5,000 each during the gala. These awards are the first ever made from the new Judy Waters Community Fund.

Co-Op Director Linda Freund is pictured here after receiving the Co-Op’s award. Representatives of all the recipient organizations are pictured to the right. Background information about Judy Waters’ many years of service within Gwinnett County is provided in an article in the Gwinnett Daily Post, entitled, “Judy Waters Leaves Legacy of Service in Gwinnett.”