Guests open hearts, wallets to support Center for Family Resources
by Sally Litchfield
March 08, 2014 08:14 PM | 1367 views | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Earlier this month, the red carpet was rolled out as guests gathered at the 18th Annual Red Carpet Gala benefiting The Center for Family Resources. Guests donned beautiful ball gowns and black-ties at the Cobb Galleria Centre. The evening began with a reception at 5:15 p.m. followed by dinner, viewing of the 86th Academy Awards, live entertainment and dancing.

At a silent and live auction, guests opened their hearts and pocketbooks to show support for CFR, a nonprofit organization that has worked to stabilize families so that they can become self-sufficient since 1960.

One of the most moving parts of the evening was when Terri Bunten Guthrie of First Landmark Bank eloquently shared her family’s story with the audience. Bunten Guthrie serves on the board of directors of CFR.

Experiencing the glitz and glamour of the evening were co-chairs Shan and Eddie Cooper and Mary Anne and Ben Mathis, along with Bob and Jeri Barr, Carolyn and Doug Chaffins, Meredith and David Cole, Julie and James Eubanks, Cappy and Jay Gratwick, Billie and Phil Gingrey, Holly and Marty Heller, Christi and Chuck Hodges, Teresa and Terry DeWitt, Mary and George Karras, Carly and Judson Langley, Kevin Moore, Kim and Scott Rees, Alice Summerour, Holly Tuchman, and Joanne and Bob Walsh.

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Congratulations to K Mike Whittle Unique Floral Designs in Marietta for recent awards from the Georgia State Florists Association. Last weekend at their convention in Atlanta, employee Kathy Deitz won the prestigious Dick Timmons Service Award. This award is given to a member that has shown dedication and true service to the floral industry in Georgia.

K Mike Whittle Unique Floral Designs is at 156 Church St., Marietta.

Whittle received the Retailer of the Year award from the association.

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Pope High School presents its spring musical, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “The Sound of Music,” on March 13 to 16. Tickets are now on sale at www.popetheater.org. Ticket price are $15 for VIP, $10 for general admission and $5 for students.

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Fashion spotlight of the week: She made the best-dressed list in a head-turning Tiffany blue dress with sweetheart neckline and a small diamond broach — Joanne Walsh of Kennesaw.

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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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