Couples mark 205 years of marriage at Kennesaw church
by Sally Litchfield
May 25, 2014 12:15 AM | 2868 views | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Two weeks ago, a family representing 205 years of marriage that started at Kennesaw United Methodist Church gathered to celebrate the 50th wedding anniversary of Jim “Bug” and Cathy Black of Birmingham, Ala., formally of Kennesaw and Marietta. In attendance and also married at the church were Shirley and Lenis Black (55 years), Judy and Gary Steffes (53 years), and Diane and the Rev. Jerry Black (47 years). The years among them and the honorees equals 205 years.

The party was presented at the former location of the Kennesaw United Methodist Church on Cherokee Street in downtown Kennesaw. The church is now at 1801 Ben King Road in Kennesaw. The happy event was hosted by the Black’s children, Jimmy and Leah Black, Jamie Stokes and Jason and Wsyper Black and their grandchildren.

Celebrating with them were Joyce and Ben Hines, Sandy and Gene Landrum, Judy and Randy Teague, Barbara and Chuck Honaker, Ann Black, along with numerous nephews and nieces and friends.


Throughout this school year, Casa Montessori School at 150 Powers Ferry Road in Marietta has observed different cultural celebrations. Two weeks ago, the school celebrated French Day. The students have been studying “All Things French” that culminated with visiting various French venues that were recreated outside on their playground and school courtyard.

Participants flew the French flag, saw a mini Eiffel Tower, visited the Louvre where elementary students presented a short program using pieces of art from the museum, enjoyed a Madeline show, ate crepes and visited flower market and French cafes where they ate French food and sang French songs.

The Directress of Casa Montessori is Suzanne Johnson. The primary teachers and their assistants are Anne Ledoux and Jennifer Mitchler; Lorri Judson and Frances Maynard; Stacy Remaley and Heather Burson; and Rhonda Lucadamo and Pat Patel. The school celebrates its 40th year this year.


Last week, Girl Scouts from Troop 10444 (Wildhorse Creek Service Unit) planted the front island at Austell Senior Center. This project, to earn the Silver Award, was presented to Commissioner Helen Goreham last fall. Since then, the girls, in sixth, seventh, and eighth grades, conducted research on what to plant, raised funds, obtained donation, and also worked with a landscaper to come up with the design.

The center is located inside Clarkdale Park, 4915 Austell-Powder Springs Road, Austell, 30106. Linda Martin is the Program Leader at Austell Senior Center.


Fashion spotlight of the week: Looking divine and ready for warmer weather in a cotton print black and white halter style dress — Kristie Cowan of Smyrna.

Sally Litchfield is a longtime Marietta resident. She formerly practiced law in Marietta and now stays home to raise her two children. Send Sally news at Call Sally at (770) 425-8106.

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