The Inaugural Saving Susan Ministry Gala was a great success on March 28 at American Sprit Works in Atlanta. The ministry exceeded its fundraising goal and will establish a foundation for Orphan College Education in countries where adoptions are closed because of human trafficking.
The Journal’s Life & Style reported on Saving Susan Ministry, started by Tracy and Jay Arntzen of Acworth, on March 1. The Christ centered ministry seeks to reverse the effects of orphan abandonment in Cambodia by connecting children with loving parent partners that provide parental support by developing relationships through use of technology such as Skype as well as financial support. Visit savingsusanministry.org for more information.
One hundred sixty-seven people attended the sold out event including guests from Marietta and Kennesaw Robyn and Wes Askren, Kristy and Pastor Craig Bowler, Shirley and Jack Baskin, Melanie and John Cain, Tricia and David Delk, Claire and Bill Leisy, Cheryl and Bill Musial, Melissa and Dr. Harold McLendon, Marty and Wesley Wetherington along with out of town guests Connie and Al Seeba of Oakridge North Carolina, Scott Hutter of Davenport, Iowa, and Rich and Drew Allen of Prosper, Texas.
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Today, Mellow Mushroom in Acworth will host a fundraising event benefitting shooting victim, Christopher Sparkman who was shot in the abdomen last year while working as a security guard for FedEx facility in Kennesaw. Sparkman grew up in Acworth, attended North Cobb High School, and served in the Army. Since the shooting, he has had more than two dozen surgeries.
During the daylong event, 10 percent of sales, along with the server’s tips and 100 percent of profits from a select group of beers will be donated to Sparkman to assist him on his road to recovery. A silent auction will also be held in his honor as well with the proceeds to be added to his benefit.
Mellow Mushroom is at 6121 Cedarcrest Road, Acworth.
Visit www.mellowmushroom.com/store/acworth or their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/mellowmushroomacworth?fref=ts.
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It’s time! The Cobb County Master Gardeners annual Plant Sale and Garden Fair will be April 24 and April 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. The rain or shine event takes place at Jim Miller Park, 2225 Callaway Road SW, Marietta, in the covered Equestrian Center.
Hundreds of plants from the gardens of the Master Gardeners including iris, lilies, annuals, hellebores, ferns, hostas, perennials, native plants, shrubs, trees, as well as specialty offerings from the many vendors will be on site. Items such as yard art, sculptures, planters, birdhouses, crafts, and much more will be available.
Admission is free. Visit www.cobbmastergardeners.com for more information and to buy tickets for the Garden Tour on May 9.
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 email@example.com.