Student’s summer garden party benefits Blue Skies Ministries
by Sally Litchfield
June 17, 2014 08:44 PM | 2480 views | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Last week, to end her freshman year at Mt. Paran Christian School on a good note, Autumn Green hosted a summer garden party at the home of Melinda and Wally Zimmermann. All the girls in the then-freshman class were invited to enjoy tea sandwiches and sweets, socialize and donate to Blue Skies Ministries.

Blue Skies is an organization dedicated to providing children with pediatric cancer a weeklong retreat to play, laugh and reconnect with their family.

Alyssa Evans, Emily Finch, Cecelia Fortuno, Kendall Gilcrease, Mollie Green, Alexis Harvey, Jett Hatch, Anna Marie Jones, Brooke Jones, Holly Jordan, Katie Kelly, Gracie Lochridge, Ariel Roman, Rachel Welch, and Abbey Williams were among the party-goers.


Earlier this month, Liza and Shannon Mulroy of Kennesaw along with their daughter Grace Mulroy hosted a soccer team party for the U15 Concorde Fire Central Elite-ATH A that plays out of Ashford Dunwoody Park. The girls celebrated their end of the season and are looking forward to their next year together.

Team members attending along with their families were Alex Buhl, Madison Butler, Minou Farrokhi, Cat Hamel, Skyler Heath, Annika Hott, Nina John, Kaitlyn Lauk, Grace Miller, Gracie Mitchell, Grace Mulroy, Seyi Ojo, Riley Parks, and Bonnie Simoneaux.


Tickets are on sale for Centerstage North’s production of “Squabbles” by Marshall Karp. The play runs Aug. 8 through Aug. 16 at The Art Place Mountain View, 3330 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta.

This hilarious play pits a father-in-law against a mother in a comedic succession of squabbles. Jerry Sloan is a successful writer of advertising jingles married to an equally successful lawyer. Living with the happy couple is the-not-so happy Abe Dreyfus, Jerry’s curmudgeon of a father-in-law. Abe is a funny guy to the audience, not to Jerry. The situation is exacerbated when Jerry’s mother, Mildred, loses her house in a fire and needs a place to stay. Abe and Mildred can’t stand each other. This play is one hilarious confrontation after another until the heartwarming finale in which the oldsters discover that, really, each is not so bad.

The play is directed by Kylene Compaan and stars Matt Calvo, Jessie Kuipers, Lee Buechele, Marge Krengel, Angel Escobedo, Greg Smith and Luciana Magnoli.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit or call (770) 331-0079.

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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