On July 6, Glenn Biddle said goodbye to the corporate scene. He celebrated his retirement from Alsco Inc. after 25 years. Gathering at Truffles Cafe, in Atlanta with Glenn to celebrate his last day of employment were Glenn’s wife, Fran; son and daughter-in-law Taylor and Kirby Biddle; and friends, Ginger and Sam Collier, Gay and Mark Giddens, Susan and Doug Matthews and Catherine and Mike Sanders.***
Are you a band, singer/songwriter wanting to perform? The Marietta Grassroots Music Festival on Sept. 15 will give you the opportunity. This year the festival is teaming up with Streetfest, Antiques, Autos and More for a fun-filled day of entertainment.
Bands will have the opportunity to play in front of large crowds, sell their merchandise, and gain recognition. This is not a paying gig, but an opportunity for your band to get its name out there. Bands must meet certain qualifications to be a part of the music festival. Any genre of music is acceptable as long as it is family friendly. The deadline for the band application submission is Aug. 4.
The festival is also hosting an artist competition for local artists. Winning submission will be printed on front of this year’s festival T-shirt. Submissions are due Aug. 24. Volunteers are also needed for the festival.
Visit www.MariettaGrassroots.org for festival details including bands, artists and volunteers. ***
Make plans to attend the 2012 Cobb Arts Ball on Oct 13 at 6:30 to 11 p.m. at the Cobb Galleria Centre. Join chairpersons Marietta Mayor Steve Tumlin and his wife, Jean Alice, along with Honorary Chair Steve Penley for the fifth annual event. Sponsorships are available. This masquerade ball-themed evening will have food, dancing, a casino and silent and live auctions.
For more information, visit www.unitedartsofcobb.org. To purchase tickets, visit www.showclix.com or call (888) 71-TICKETS.***
Fashion spotlight of the week: Looking pretty in pink in a Brooks Brothers hot pink golf shirt and khakis — looks like Glenn Biddle is ready to change his work days for golf days.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 email@example.com. Call Sally at (770) 425-8106.