Marietta Grassroots is an outreach program created to provide safe, family friendly events and activities with a special focus on showcasing local talent from the diverse cultures present in Marietta and surrounding communities.
Marietta Grassroots’ vision is to build upon and strengthen the foundation of community pride present today and encourage a pay-it-forward attitude.
For more information, visit www.mariettagrassroots.org.
The featured music talent at the festival will include bands and solo artists such as The Ali Doodle Band, Bob “Stitch” Stewart, Vacant House Band, Ali Bartlett, Catherine Kimbro & Shoal Creek, Tim Walker, No Parachute, Jessica Fine and Acorn Ridge.
Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation emerged from the front-yard lemonade stand of cancer patient Alexandra “Alex” Scott (1996-2004). In 2000, 4-year-old Alex announced that she wanted to hold a lemonade stand to raise money to help find a cure for all children with cancer. Since Alex held that first stand, the foundation bearing her name has evolved into a national fundraising movement, complete with thousands of volunteers across the country carrying on her legacy of hope. To date, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, a registered 501(c)(3) charity, has raised more than $45 million toward fulfilling Alex’s dream of finding a cure, funding more than 200 research projects nationally.
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. Call Sally at (770) 425-8106.