Marietta kicks off holiday season at tour Gala celebration
by By Sally Litchfield
MDJ Features Editor
sallylit@bellsouth.net
December 09, 2012 12:00 AM | 2389 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
’Tis the season for glamour! Even though it’s been unseasonably warm everyone was wrapped in their finery on Dec. 1 when Marietta kicked off the holiday season at the Gala Celebration for the 26th Annual Marietta Pilgrimage Christmas Home Tour. The popular affair was held at First Landmark Bank (307 North Marietta Parkway Northeast, Mtta 30060) drawing local politicians, businessmen and women, and those who just enjoy a great party. Greeting partygoers at the door were the pretty gala co-chairs Kelley Weiner and Angela Poston.

Guest list included: Margie and Rick Bauer, Fran and Glenn Biddle, Robin and Allen Bishop, Cheryl and Greg Briscoe, Cathy and Chris Brown, Alan Browne, Laurie and Bill Bruton, Cassandra and Brian Buckalew, Becky and Ray Buday, Judy Bullard, Sarah and John Bullington, Joanne and Stuart Campbell, Juanita Carmichael, Kim and Jeff Castle, and Carolyn and Doug Chaffins.

Along with Terri and Steve Cole, Joanna and Paul Conyngham, Diane and Bill Cooper, Elizabeth Cossick, Marcelle and Bill David, Donna and Mike DeMarino, Teresa and Terry and DeWitt, Martha and Grover Dobbins, Mary Margaret and Clem Doyle, Dot and Bill Dunaway, Cindy and Marshall Dye, Laurie and Minton Edwards, and Nancy and Sandy Edwards.

Not to mention Laura and Richard Gardner, Jennifer and Charles Gay, Laurie and Josh Gazaway, Elise and Phillip Goldstein, Cappy and Jay Gratwick, Heidi and Reuben Green, Terry and Earl Reece, Lyric Resmondo, Ann and Mark Roland, Christy Rosell, Candice Saunders, Marion and Milan Savic, Elizabeth and John Schupp, Beth Sessoms, Paula and Daniel Shea, Matilen and Joe Sheram Kim and Roy Sheram, and the list goes on and on and on.

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The house was decorated and half the guests were already there, having served as docents during the final shift of the Marietta Pilgrimage Christmas Home Tour. Sooooo… why not throw a party? Jennifer Brett and Charles Gay popped the corks as the last tour guests exited the house.

Although Jennifer does not profess to be a cook she does serve quality “hootch.” She offered up peppermint bark, cheese straws and other delicacies from the Publix bakery and emptied several bottles of good champagne. Mary Koronkowski, looking especially fetching in a Christmas sweater, showed up with her husband Allen’s famous “Mr. K’s Cookies” that were a huge hit.

Guests at the first annual “Toast the Tour” party to thank docents, volunteers and tour supporters included Kelly Bachman, Hope and Andy Branicki, Kee Carlisle, Carolyn Chaffins, Lyric Resmondo and Jay Garten, Angie Green, Connie Kone, Angie Konop, Annie and Jerry Mann, Kathryn Mayfield, Kristin Moffett, Beth McGee, Katie Stieber, Kristi Storey, Lori Weaver, and Larry Zenoni.

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This holiday season lovers of great a cappella choral music will have a chance to hear Sacre Voci, a local chamber choir under the direction of Ed Schneider, perform Christmas classics from around the world. The performance is set for Sunday, Dec. 9 at 4p.m. in the historic sanctuary of First Presbyterian Church of Marietta, 189 Church St. (off the historic Marietta Square).

More information, call (770) 335-8725.

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Fashion spotlight of the week: Black pants and top were the background for her brightly colored holiday vest— Patti Van Den Eynde of Marietta — beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

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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