What’ll ya have? Couple celebrates anniversary at Varsity
by Sally Litchfield
April 01, 2014 09:52 PM | 1837 views | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Some things never change. Charlene Atkins and Bob Gill met at the Varsity more than 50 years ago. They started dating, visiting the Varsity many times over the years. They still enjoy going to the Varsity, especially after one opened at Towne Center Mall.

The Gills married on March 22, 1964 at Grace Methodist Church in Atlanta. In honor of their 50th wedding anniversary, their children Candy Cook and Bart Gill asked, “What’ll ya have?” The Varsity — of course!

Candy and Bart hosted an anniversary celebration at the Towne Center Varsity where they decorated the party area with balloons, photos and memorabilia. Charlene wore a gold and diamond necklace given to her mother, Gladys, by her father, Austin, on their golden wedding anniversary on June 19, 1982.

The Atkins family was well represented by Babe and Bill Byrne, Anne and Gary Atkins, Harriett and Gene Atkins, Jennifer and Bill Atkins along with daughters, sons, nieces, nephews and in-laws.

Others attending the celebration were: Bart, Christy, Bailey, Brock and Bentley Gill, Jimmy Chambers, Paula and Jerry Cofield, Candy, Casey and Dylan Cook, Kim Curl and Seth Curl, Tony Garner, Hope and Hayden Langston, Reba and Phil Machue, Kay and Jim Moss, Ashley McCade, Earline Pettet, Susan Reynolds, and Doug Watkins.


On April 10, College of Continuing and Professional Education at Kennesaw State University is conducting its Spring Career Training Expo open-house event. Prospective students can learn about 10 of the colleges’ 50-plus professional certificate programs. The College of Continuing and Professional Education is known for these biannual expos in January and July. The Spring Expo is a new offering and gives the public an extended look at the following professional certificate programs at the following times:

n 6 p.m. sessions: Medical Billing and Coding Assistant, Medical Office Assistant, Project Management

n 6:15 p.m. sessions: Basic Office Technology

n 6:30 p.m. sessions: Phlebotomy Technician, Web Design

n 6:45 p.m. sessions: Administrative Professional

n 7:00 p.m. session: Medical Assisting

n 7:15 p.m. sessions: Culinary, Social Media Marketing

Attendees will be able to meet instructors and recent program graduates, use registration discounts, and learn about payment plans and other forms of financial aid. Registration, free and open to the public, can be completed by phone (770) 423-6765, online at ccpe.kennesaw.edu or in person at the KSU Center at 3333 Busbee Drive, Kennesaw.


On April 8, the Master Gardener Volunteers of Cobb County present “Moving Towards Organics in the Vegetable Garden” with Amy Whitney of the Cobb County Extension. The Gardener’s Night Out program takes place at the Mountain View Regional Library, 3320 Sandy Plains Road from 7 to 8 p.m.

This is the opportunity to learn what organic gardening and farming really means, to identify your personal level of comfort in going organic and to determine the steps you need to have a more environmentally friendly garden.

Call Cobb County Extension Service at (770) 528-4070 or visit cobbmastergardeners.com.

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 sallylit@bellsouth.net. Call Sally at (770) 425-8106.

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