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12:15 PM, May 10, 2013   |    comments
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Chesley, Karyn and Norcross City Manager Rudolph Smith

NORCROSS, Ga. -- The 11Alive News Today morning show visited beautiful Lillian Webb Park in downtown Norcross Friday, the latest stop on the "This is Home" summer tour.

Several locals, children and adults alike, stopped by to spend time with Karyn Greer and Chesley McNeil.

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Gwinnett County's second-largest city is home to a number of unique businesses. Petite Auberge Olive Oil and Vinegar Boutique treats customers to more than 30 flavors of olive oil, including vanilla and fig. Furkids is Georgia's largest no-kill animal shelter; during the month of May, a cat over 1 year old can be adopted for only $45. Taste of Britain, a British grocery, attracts shoppers from all over the world.

Other school districts tremble in fear when Norcross teams come calling. Between Norcross High School and Wesleyan School, the city can boast some of the best football and basketball teams in the state.

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Friday morning, the Norcross Youth Athletic Association cheerleaders performed live on 11Alive, and Maximus, the Gwinnett Gladiators' mascot, stopped by to say hello. The Gwinnett Junior Leadership Corps from Summerour Middle School marched into the park at 4:30 a.m. and stayed for the entire show.

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Next week, the morning show will hit the road again and travel to Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta. Past "This is Home" shows include Dallas and Stockbridge.

Will the show visit your town this summer? See the full schedule.

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