Students present magazine about what makes Cobb home
by Sally Litchfield
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From left to right, Mary Frances Grisham, ABWA Chapter President, Kay Hall and Louise Crapps. <br> Special to the MDJ
From left to right, Mary Frances Grisham, ABWA Chapter President, Kay Hall and Louise Crapps.
Special to the MDJ
During the spring, Target 5th grade students of Nancy Ernstes at Cheatham Hill Elementary school reviewed Smithsonian magazine’s issue entitled “101 Objects that Made America.” The students wanted to create their own magazine about 101 Objects that made Cobb County. It led to an intense search of objects that they felt made Cobb County home to them.

On June 4, several of the contributing students met at Marietta’s Museum of History to present a copy of their publication to the museum. Two of the students had met with Dan Cox for their research.

Some of the unique features of their magazine include: the cover of the magazine was a result of many individual ideas, which included making it look like an iPad with the time reading “1:01” and a photograph of the students on the playground forming “101” with their bodies; an article about the history of the MDJ and current information about the newspaper; unique stories written after a presentation to the class from one of the Cheatham Hill families who is moving to the Still family farm in west Cobb County and will be the 8th generation to live on this land; student biographies were recorded by individual students and posted as QR codes next to their photographs; a photo of the “Big Chicken” game from the 60s that one student found in his grandmother’s attic and was used as one of the artifacts; and a student photographed Home Depot paint sticks and manipulated images to make the “H” for Home Depot.


The Marietta Charter Chapter of the American Business Woman’s Association held their monthly meeting June 20 at the Atlanta Hilton/Marietta Conference Center. Kay Hall, actress, author and composer, was the guest speaker.

Kay appeared in the film, “The Solomon Bunch.” As CEO of Houston Hall Publishing, Kay has published two original books for children titled “Here Comes Dot.Com,” and “The Little Blind Shepherd.” Kay holds a Masters of Music Degree from Georgia State University, and is currently a retired music teacher. She considers herself a “died in the wool patriot.” The Chapter was very honored to have Kay Hall as their guest speaker.


On July 19, beginning at 3 p.m., The Earl Smith Strand Theatre and the Creeper’s Car Club will be hosting a car show extravaganza that runs until 10 p.m. North Park Square will become a display place for seventy of the coolest classic custom cars from all over the area. Join hundreds of car enthusiasts on a day filled with activities for all ages. Take in the street full of old-school cool automobiles, grab a drink or refreshments from the concession stand, relax in the air conditioning during a screening of Grease at 4 p.m., or grab a seat for a live show featuring the music of the Motor City itself — The Men of Motown! at 8 p.m.

For more information, visit or call (770) 293-0080.

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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