Black tie gala kicks off Pilgrimage tour, holiday season
by Sally Litchfield
December 10, 2013 11:33 PM | 1736 views | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend | print
‘Tis the season for bling! Many bright and shining stars from the Marietta community came out for the Marietta Pilgrimage Annual Gala Celebration on last week at the Marietta Cobb Museum of Art. The black tie optional event kicked off the Marietta Pilgrimage: A Christmas Home Tour as well as the holiday season. The tour feature six private residences in the Northwest Marietta/Kennesaw Avenue Historic District.

Host committee included Kelly and Chuck Bachman, Amy and Harlan Barnes, Cheryl and Greg Briscoe, Catherine and Chris Brown, Cassandra and Brian Buckalew, Becky and Ray Buday, JoAnn and Stewart Campbell, Carolyn and Doug Chaffins, Teri and Steve Cole, Carolyn and James Corley, Donna de Marino, Teresa and Terry Dewitt, Linda Flournoy, Claire and Ron Francis, Sherry and David Freedman, Lyric Resmondo and Jay Garten, Jennifer and Charles Gay, Elise and Philip Goldstein, Jim and Terri Bunten Holly Walquist and Bruce Hamilton, Guthrie, Susan and Doug Haynie, Tom Heyer and Wendy Bunch-Heyer, Beverly Kelly, and Connie and Dempsey Kirk.

Along with Angela and Andrew Konop, Dawn and Alex Koutouzis, Dawn and Alan Levine, Ann and Jerry Mann, Flay and Allan Muellenbach, Elizabeth and Greg Nesmith, Anna and Chris Norris, Becky and Bill Paden, Abbie and Boyd Parks, Diane and Jim Parks, Amanda and Ben Persons, Lark Ingram and Dan Pompillio, Vicki and Bill Poston, Angela and Clif Poston, Tricia and Michael Pridemore, Aaron and Tracy Rathbone, Milan and Marion Savic, Matilen and Joe Sheram, Mary Lou and Dan Stephens, Jennifer and Jonathan Tucker, Jean Alice and Mayor Thunder Tumlin, Lori and Dan Weaver, Judith K. Williams and Rose Wing.


The chancel choir of Kirkwood Presbyterian Church will present the cantata “Bethlehem’s Child” at the 10:30 a.m. service on Sunday. The children’s choir and Kirkwood Singers youth choir will also participate.

“Bethlehem’s Child tells the story of Christmas, God becoming human,” said Kirkwood music director Heidi Hanz. “The newborn infant is the lead character in this cantata, which relays the story of redemption, love and grace.”

Kirkwood is at 618 Acworth-Due West Road, Kennesaw, across from Due West Elementary School in west Cobb. For more information, visit or contact The pastor is the Rev. Catherine Renken.


Marietta Players/Young Actors Playhouse in Marietta presents two holiday performances.

Marietta Players presents “A Christmas Carol” through Dec. 22, an original musical based off the legendary Charles Dickens ghost story with the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge.

Tickets for adults are $22 and children/seniors are $18.

The Young Actors Playhouse presents “Snow Princess” on Saturday and Dec. 21 at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. where a kingdom seeks to save a Snow Princess in danger of melting.

Tickets for adults cost $10 and tickets for children cost $7.

For more details, visit and or contact the box office at (678) 224-0895.

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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