Fashion for a cause
Volunteer models strutted their stuff at Act 3 Productions in Sandy Springs during the second annual fashion show that benefits the Drake Closet and Drake House.
The June 10 fundraiser included a raffle for prizes, food and best of all, shopping.
The Drake House is a crisis assessment center that provides emergency housing for homeless women and their children who live in the North Fulton area. The organization helps mothers and children recover from their situations by giving the families the resources to get back on their feet and find a job and self-sufficient housing while keeping them together.
Pink Affair gala
The 13th annual Pink Affair fundraising gala was held Saturday, March 22 at the Country Club of the South in Johns Creek. More than 200 people were on hand for the festive event that benefits the nonprofit TurningPoint Breast Cancer Rehabilitation.
TurningPoint provides specialized and evidenced-based rehabilitation for women with breast cancer, including physical therapy, massage therapy, counseling and nutritional counseling.
The Pink Affair was chaired by Kathy Smith, while the auction committee was led by David Bercaw. Dean Crownover served as the evening’s emcee and auctioneer.
The evening included a competitive game of Heads or Tails, a silent auction with 100 items and a live auction featuring VIP tickets to the “Ellen DeGeneres Show,” a Georgia Tech cheerleading experience at a football game this fall and tickets to the practice round and Par 3 contest at the 2014 Masters Golf Tournament.
Pink Affair sponsors included Oglethorpe Power, Kids R Kids Learning Academies, Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s, Autotrader.com and Sutherland.
TurningPoint will host its next fundraising event with a golf tournament at the Dunwoody Country Club Aug. 24-25.
For more information on TurningPoint, visit them online at https://myturningpoint.org.
Roswell Beer Festival
Proceeds went to STAR House Foundation, an organization with more than 20 years of history serving Roswell’s youth.
Findley Oaks gets fall spruce-up
Gone are the weeds and grass. What remains are well mulched and tidy garden beds for the Kids Garden at Findley Oaks Elementary School.
A cloud of volunteers armed with rakes, hoes, wheelbarrows and shovels descended Saturday, Sept. 7 at 9 a.m. to wake up Findley’s dormant Kids Garden from a summer of indolent sleep.
Fall Festival big hit with residents
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – A bright, sunshiny day last Saturday brought out thousands of visitors for the fith annual Johns Creek Fall Festival at Newtown Park.
It was simply a perfect day to be in the park, even if you did have to cruise a while waiting for someone to leave to grab a parking spot.
Children had plenty to do with carnival games, arts and crafts, live music, a giant slide and a huge Tiki rock climb. There was lots of food including free hotdogs and it was the final farmers market until next year.
For the city, it was great turnout with lots of family fun. It was also a great preview of more fun to come with the Johns Creek Arts Festival Oct. 19-20 and Founders Day Dec. 7.
Skate Park at Fowler
CUMMING, Ga. – Fowler Park’s 23,000-square-foot skate park continues to draw enthusiasts.
For Mark Cushman, who had skated when he was younger, it was a great opportunity to hang out with two sons, Samuel, 10, and Benjamin, 7.
“The lights are really good,” Cushman said. “You can stay until dark.”
The county’s skate park was designed by renowned architect Wally Hollyday, of California, who in 2008 met with about 40 county skaters to help craft the final design for the park.
In addition to skaters, stunt scooters and BMX bikers share the numerous ramps.
Park Place has birthday party
A little rain did little to dampen spirits Aug. 17 of the more than 100 folks at the second anniversary party at Park Place.
Live music, hotdogs and hamburgers and good company made for a lively Saturday night. Park Place is the city’s active adult center at Newtown Park. It offers activities that are open to all county residents, but Johns Creek citizens get first priority.
Old Soldier's Day Parade 2013
The 61st Old Soldier's Day Parade was held in Alpharetta Aug. 3 on main street, and ending at the American Legion Post 201.
Summer Break Craft Beer Festival and Alpharetta 5k
The Alpharetta 5k Road Race was back this year, June 22. The inaugural craft beer festival drew thousands of participants thirsty to try microbrews from all over the country, catered food from Olde Blind Dog Irish Pub and enjoy live entertainment.
Tea Party Rally held on Tax Day
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — On April 15, about three dozen people, many belonging to the Forsyth County Tea Party held a protest at the Forsyth County Courthouse in downtown Cumming.
Speakers included Rep. Geoff Duncan, Congressman Paul Broun and Jennifer Deaton and touched on issues such as Fair Tax, overspending by government and the need for economic growth and jobs.
Many in attendance held handmade signs that read: “Cut Taxes Not Deals,” “More Taxes = Less Jobs” and “Born Free Taxed 2 Death.”
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