Kiwanis Club serves as volunteers for Special Olympics
by Sally Litchfield
MDJ Feature editor
January 16, 2013 12:26 AM | 2263 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Kiwanis Club of Marietta is proud to again support the Special Olympics of Georgia by serving as event volunteers for their annual Indoor Winter Games. This year’s games are being held on Saturday, Jan. 26 and Sunday, Jan. 27 at Marietta Middle School in Marietta. To celebrate this commitment, Special Olympics participant and spokesperson Katy Wilson joined Marietta Chapter President Bobby Tharpe and Kennworth Golden K President, Michael Smith in presenting to the club the importance Special Olympics plays in lives of young people and to encourage club members to support this year’s games.

The purpose of Kiwanis is to improve the quality of life for children and has active clubs worldwide. The Kiwanis Club of Marietta meets ever Thursday at the Marietta Conference Center at 12:30 p.m. and guests are welcome to attend. To learn more about Marietta Kiwanis, visit www.marietta or visit Facebook at



Kennesaw State University’s College of Continuing and Professional Education will hold a free Career Training Expo to showcase its professional certificate programs Jan. 17 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at KSU Center, 3333 Busbee Drive, Kennesaw.

The College has more than 40 professional certificate programs with instruction offered on site at KSU Center or through online classes. At the Expo, general information will be available and individual sessions will take place to highlight the College’s major programs. Individual sessions allow prospective students to ask questions of program managers, instructors and even former students about the certificate programs. In addition, special sessions on financial aid are held throughout the evening.

A variety of areas will be highlighted at the Expo, including Administrative Professional, Bookkeeper Professional, Certified Nursing Assistant, Culinary Apprenticeship, Human Resources, Languages, Medical Billing and Coding, Medical Interpreter, Medical Office Assistant, Meeting & Event Management, MS Office, Paralegal, Personal Trainer, Pharmacy Technician, Phlebotomy and EKG Technician, and Professional Development in Gerontology.

Jay Litton, founder of The LittonGroup, will lead a free class titled “The Wow! Interview.” Litton has more than 30 years in the sales industry and leads one of the largest job networking groups in the Southeast, according to

Attendees can also receive a 5 percent discount on a future class (restrictions apply). Those who enroll for class during the Expo will receive a special student gift pack. All participants will have a chance to win an iPad2.

Visit, for more information.

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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