Hughes, former Auburn linebacker, enjoys competing in regional barbecue contests. For the party, he put his considerable talent to work, personally preparing a mouth-watering feast of smoked chicken, ribs and brisket with a side of secret recipe bitecha’ sauce.
Both Laurens, who’ve known each other since middle school, are 2003 graduates of Marietta High School. The betrothed are looking forward to their May 2014 wedding; meanwhile matron-of-honor Hughes and her husband are eagerly awaiting the birth of their second son, this summer.
The Episcopal Church Women of St. James’ Episcopal Church will conduct their 2014 Mystery Dinner Theatre Fundraiser on May 2 and 3 at 6:30 p.m. Each evening begins with a silent auction, followed by a seated dinner and interactive mystery-theme play “The Curse of the Waffling Bishop.”
In 2012, the fundraiser brought in $22,000 that supported ministries such as The Extension, Cobb Christmas/Must Ministries, Rainbow Village and Emmaus House along with other ministries at the church.
Tickets are $50 per person. Tables seat 8 and seating requests are honored. Call (770) 428-5841 for more information. Child care is available.
On Good Friday on April 18, Cecil B. DeMille’s “The King of Kings” will be screened with live musical accompaniment on the Mighty Allen Theatre Organ at the Earl Smith Strand Theatre in Marietta by House Organist Ron Carter using the original 1928 musical score by legendary Hollywood composer Hugo Risenfeld.
“The King of Kings” is the greatest story ever told as only DeMille could tell it. In 1927, working with one of the biggest budgets in Hollywood history, DeMille spun the life and passion of Christ into a silent era blockbuster. It features the text drawn directly from the Bible, and a cast of thousands. This movie is spectacular and deeply reverent, part Gospel and part technicolor epic.
Screening is at 8 p.m. with an organ pops preshow at 7:30 p.m.
For ticket information, visit www.earlsmithstrand.org or call Strand Box Officer at (770) 293-0080.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Call Sally at (770) 425-8106.