100+ fundraiser takes a boot to domestic violence
by Sally Litchfield
January 14, 2014 10:30 PM | 1404 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
On Jan. 11, 100+ women were kicking up their boots for the YWCA of Northwest Georgia at the 5th Annual 100+ Women Against Domestic Violence fundraiser — Boots, Bluejeans & Country Music. The event was held at Jim R. Miller Park.

Joined by his wife Holly, District Attorney Vic Reynolds co-chaired the event along with Solicitor General Barry Morgan since they see the damage domestic violence has on families. The evening, presented by Verizon Wireless, featured music and entertainment and Country Radio Hall of Fame, Nationally Syndicated Disc Jockey and Morning Show Host, Moby. Glenda Thor won a grill that was donated by Home Depot.

Money raised went toward assisting the YWCA with its vision of “a community free of domestic violence and sexual assault.” www.ywcanwga.com.

Attendees included Holly and Vic Reynolds and daughter Mackie along with Robin and Allan Bishop, Chip Brantley, Claudia and Judge Grant Brantley, Sheila and Paul Brower, Babe and Bill Byrne, Candy Cook, Nancy Couch, Billie and Joe Dendy, Dee Gay, Charlene and Bob Gill, Congressman Phil Gingrey, Tracie Grabarkewitz, Karen and Steve Handel, Barbara and Jim Hickey, James Hudgins, Rebecca Keaton, Elizabeth Manning, Jodi Martin, Laura Murphree, Dan McCall, Bob Pierce, Susan and Allen Potter, Bert Reeves, Sondra Rowan, Kim and James Strawn, Miki Thompson, Chris and Herb Waldman, Diane and John Webb, Diane and Gene Weeks, Judge Kelli Wolk, and Pam Younker.

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Cobb Master Gardeners presents its Gardeners’ Night Out on Jan. 21 from 7 to 8 p.m. The program will be on Camellias — The Queen of Southern Winter Gardens. Jim Pruckler of the American Camellia Society will speak on how to care for this beautiful specimen.

The event is at the East Cobb Regional Library, 4880 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. For more information, call Cobb County Extension Service (770) 528-4070.

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All aboard railroad enthusiasts, families and history buffs. The Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History will host the fourth annual “Trains, Trains, Trains” event on Jan. 25 from 9:30 a.m. until 4 p.m.

The family-friendly event will feature a variety of model train layouts that can be operated by children of all ages. The event will also include interactive activities, such as train-themed crafts, live railroad music and train-themed vendors. Tickets can be purchased in advance by visiting southernmuseum.org.

The museum is located at 2829 Cherokee St., Kennesaw. For more information, call (770) 427-2117.

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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