Martinis & Music a big hit; Class of 1954 celebrates 60 years
by Sally Litchfield
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The class of 1954 had its 60th reunion this year. <br> Special to the MDJ
The class of 1954 had its 60th reunion this year.
Special to the MDJ
Brian and Cassandra Buckalew, owners of the Marietta Trolley and the Marietta Tours and the Marietta Pedicabs, celebrated Cassandra’s Big 4-0, fortieth birthday with a packed fourth floor at the Earl Smith Strand Theatre on Aug. 16. After dinner with the cast of the Strand’s production of “Steel Magnolias” and ladies from Cassandra’s D.C. trip for the First Ladies Luncheon, Cassandra was shocked to walk into the theatre to screams of “Happy Birthday” from more than 80 of her closest friends.

Catered by Susan Niemeyer, some of the guests included Robyn and Alan Bishop, new Strand General Manager Cassi Costoulas, Claire and Jason Cyr, Theresa and Terry DeWitt, Faye DiMassimo, Bill Dunaway, Cassy Ferrell, Kim Gresh, Connie and Dempsey Kirk, Judy and Bob Ott, Tricia and Mike Pridemore, Terri and Earl Reece, Bert Reeves, Beth Sessoms, and Carol Thompson.


On Aug. 15, more than 430 people squeezed into the Marietta Cobb Museum of Art for Martinis & Music. Patrons enjoyed the latest exhibit “Metro Montage XIV” along with “Duncan and Walkowitz: Modernists of Movement and Line” while sipping martinis to the tunes of Keltic Kudzu, a Celtic Southern fusion band. The next M&M is Nov. 14 when Marietta favorite Douglas Cameron will perform.

Packing the house were Vicki and Greg Aghajanian, Mark Adams, Mary Claire Andres, Holly Bass, Susan and Wade Beebe, Barbara Boone, Edith Boy, Cathy and Chris Brown, Tyler Browning, Steve Byrne, Brian Cadle, Larry Ceminsky, Pat Chilton, Terri and Steve Cole, Dot and Bill Dunaway, Tammy Galvis, Jackie and Bill Garvin, Barbara Giullome, Jim Glover, Philip Goldstein, Nancy Grant, Melinda Heidt, Clark Hungerford, Valerie and Tim Kelly, Joe Kirby, Judson Langley, Adrianne Larson, Claire and Hugh Macaulay, Mike Miller, Kay Morgan, Susie and Frank Moore, Kelsey Morin, Julianne and Boozer McClure, Jani McGee, Phyllis Nichols, Shelley and Roger Nordlinger, Mike Quinlan, Karen Reardon, Stephanie and Mark Shamblin, Alice Summerour, Bobby Tharpe, Trapp and Peter Tishner, Steve Waldrip, Dave Wendel, Robert Westbrook, LeighAnn and Ray Worden, Mary Yang, and Judy Young.


“Doubt, A Parable” runs through Sept. 6, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 3 p.m. at Out of Box Theatre located in the Artisan Resource Center, 585 Cobb Parkway S, Marietta, 30060. Tickets are $20 to $25 and can be purchased online at or by calling (678) 653-4605.


The class of 1954 had its 60th reunion this year.

Pictured above are, first row, from left: Revonda Gregg Boykin, Barbara Barfield Eason, Janet Lindsey Sheffield, Claire Moncus Pledger, Nancy Knight Woods, Suzanne Adams Hamby, K. Barton Shaheen, Peggy Hudgins Campbell and Shirley Dooley Nero.

Second row, from left: Charles Aycock, Stinson Adams, Prilla Glover Ottley, Jane Pratt Scarbrough, Robert Crittenden, Jane Newton Turner, Nancy Tibbs Andrews, Marlene Scoggins Gray and Shirley Berry Olmstead.

Third row, from left: Jack Gentry, Gary Garner, William Martin, Robert Hill, Ronald Johns, Gary Tucker, Charles Watkins, Maynard Young, Thomas Johns, Bob Taylor, John McCamy and Robert Reed.

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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