Marietta High student marches in Macy’s Thanksgiving parade
by Sally Litchfield
MDJ Feature editor
December 29, 2012 11:23 PM | 2030 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Sarah Johnson, a senior at Marietta High School and an involved music student, had a dream of being in the Macy’s Thanksgiving parade. Though the MHS band did not audition, Johnson did by submitting an audition tape.

Macy’s selects 250 members each year from all 50 states for The Macy’s All-American Marching Band. Sarah was one of five selected from Georgia. She flew to New York and had the time of her life meeting people from all over. While there, she enjoyed the New York City experience by attending a Broadway play.

Sarah is the daughter of Janis LeMieux. She will attend Jacksonville State University in the fall.


It wouldn’t be December without cookies and sweets! On Dec. 21, Emily Keller hosted the Great Goody Swap where friends brought three dozen treats to swap.

Among those attending were: Layla Bodrogi, Zoey Brown, Katrina Noyes-Camp, Ansley Carr, Didi Elder, Maggie Epps, Randi Epstein, Maggie Huff, Grace Mulroy, Sydney Perez, Riya Vashi, and Adrienne Vaughn.

Emily is the daughter of Pam and Scott Keller of Marietta. She has one brother, Ben.


On Dec. 16, a group of friends gathered at the Marietta home of Carole Kell for their annual Christmas breakfast. Carole cooks a traditional Southern breakfast of fried pork chops, biscuits made from scratch, gravy, bacon, cheese grits and sorghum syrup and sourwood honey. The festivities began with peach blossoms, a recipe from The Cloister.

Celebrating together were Alice and Glenn Brock, Debbie and Charlie Butler, Carolyn and Doug Chaffins, Liz Cole, Linda Flournoy, Sue Hansen, and Anna and Johnny Johnson. (Terri and Earl Reece were absent for the first time due to illness).


Fashion spotlight of the week: In a black wool swing sweater, black leggings and booties — Lori Malone — fashionably prepared for the cold arctic breeze that blew our way!

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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