Middle school students dance at The Peppermint Twist
by Sally Litchfield
MDJ Feature editor
December 23, 2012 12:24 AM | 3254 views | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend | print
On Dec. 8, the Social Class — a cotillion and etiquette class for young people in the Marietta community — presented The Peppermint Twist. The dance was the first of two dances that seventh- and eighth-grade students of the class will attend this school year.

The spring dance, The Social Affair, will take place in April as the culmination of the students’ year. The class meets from September to April, once a month with all six classes and two dances being held at Traton Homes Corporation on Kennesaw Avenue.

Classes begin again in January for 30 seventh-graders, 40 eighth-graders and a full class of sixth-graders. The focus of the class is to teach “Character, Confidence, Manners and Dance” in a modern and fun way. For additional information, visit www.thesocialclass.net.

Social Class includes: Caroline Bartlett, Lindley Bruce, Zeb Burton, Haley Callahan, Joshua Dunahew, Jordan Edwards, Christopher Franklin, Matthew Graham, Caroline Gratwick, Elise Harvin, Annabelle King, Cameron Martin, William Moore, Luke Mozley, Grace Mutimer, Lexi MacPherson, Kasey Nelson, Libby Poland, Caroline Poston, Olivia Reardon, Griffin Shaw, Brennyn Shelton, Addison Tharp, Grace Weiner, and Joseph Worrall.

Catherine Sanders is the owner of the Social Class.


On Dec. 11, the staff of First Presbyterian Church of Marietta enjoyed their annual Christmas luncheon at the home of Janice and Paul Phillips. As guests arrived, Elders Tommy Smithweck, Tom Steele, Charles Lassiter, and Ben Witcher greeted them with hot apple cider and Mary Ella Nunn’s famous cheese straws.

The staff was also treated to a seated luncheon beginning with wild mushroom soup followed by beef tenderloin smoked on the Big Green Egg, Roma tomato halves stuffed with chopped spinach cream sauce topped with Swiss cheese, green bean bundles with roasted sweet red pepper wrapped in bacon and scalloped potatoes. Dessert was Charlotte mousse topped with fresh berries served with assorted mini pastries. Carol Bockman and Frances Whatley assisted with the meal preparation and serving.

After lunch, the staff played a spirited White Elephant gift exchange with new Senior Pastor David Mayo playing Santa. Joining in the fun were: Lisa Bacorn, Mark Barbour, Denise Beltzner, Jonathon Campos, Pat Cates, David and Renee Chavez, Bobby Copeland, Melissa Dubea, Kelly Estrada, Natalie Geiger, Mary Grove, Alesia Jones, Jason Laiche, Maria Leion, Susan Lewis, Dave Mayo, Matt McConville, Liduvinia Perez, Melissa Ricketts, Cindy Saunders, Ed Schneider, John Wells, Andy Workman, and Starr Worley.


Fashion spotlight of the week: Lunching with the ladies in black pants and a beautiful purple jacket—the elegant Sybil Little of Marietta — Christmas is coming!

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 sallylit@bellsouth.net. Call Sally at (770) 425-8106.
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Patty B
December 23, 2012
The kids had a great time! Thank you Randy and Kelley Weiner for hosting the after party!
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