Blowing out 40 candles; Birney preps for fall festival
by Sally Litchfield
MDJ Features Editor
October 03, 2012 01:13 AM | 1466 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Turning 40 is a big day! Friends of Mary Margaret Doyle didn’t let her big day go unnoticed. Her birthday club celebrated her 40th birthday at the final concert on the Marietta Square on Sept. 28 where the Atlanta Pleasure Band played.

The party included her husband, Clem Doyle, Beth and Danny Bourgeois, Marjorie and Tom Clarke, Hart and Linton Elliott, Lee and Heath Garrett, Allison and Chris Gruehn, Katherine and Chris Harrison, and Katharine and Brad Turner.


You won’t want to miss this! Birney Elementary School at 775 Smyrna-Powder Springs Road in Marietta is hosting its first Fall festival Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wristbands are $15 per child (includes all-day access to games and rides) and tickets are $1 each.

The number of tickets needed per game/ride will vary. Food and activities for children can be purchased at the festival.

Highlights include food booth, games, cakewalk, “Royal Flush” Dunk Tank, face painting, relays and more! Proceeds help fund Birney’s student activities and supplies.

For more information, email or call (678) 749-2573.


All tennis players and dog enthusiasts! You won’t want to miss the Lost Mountain Community Tennis Association’s annual Halloween Fright Festival Charity Tennis Tournament on Oct. 26 to 28 at Lost Mountain Tennis Center in Powder Springs.

The weekend benefits Mostly Mutts Animal Rescue and Adoption. Tennis players of all levels and junior age groups can participate with a limit of two players per event. Entry fee is $30 for singles event and $40 for doubles teams and includes a tournament T-shirt, gift bag, and entry to the Player’s Party at Brookstone Country Club.

Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and soft drinks will be served at the party along with a cash bar. There will be a raffle drawing with numerous prizes donated by community sponsors. You must be present to win. A silent auction will be held with all the proceeds going to Mostly Mutts Animal Rescue and Adoption.

To register or for more information, call LMTC at (770) 528-8525 or visit or

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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