Mamula family gets a Southern send-off in Kennesaw
by Sally Litchfield
September 15, 2013 12:23 AM | 2153 views | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend | print
This one snuck by me, but it’s worth the mention. The moving vans were packed and waiting in July when Paige and Neil Mamula and their children, Brooklyn and Alexander, were bid farewell at a Southern send-off attended by family and friends.

The next day, the family left for their new home in Oakbrook, Ill., where Paige has accepted an executive position as senior director of real estate for the United States with McDonald’s Corporation. The celebration was set outdoors at the beautiful home and magnificent gardens of Delinda and Charles Kilgore of Kennesaw.

Lovely tables were set with Mason jar candles and bowls overflowing with roasted peanuts. Other fare included pimento cheese sandwiches, deviled eggs, and of course the traditional burgers, dogs, onion rings and fries served up by none other than the Varsity.

Paige grew up in Kennesaw and attended North Cobb High School. Her parents, Connie and Gene Smith, were guests of honor along with her brothers, Dr. Erick Smith and Dr. Gene Smith, and their families. The Kilgores and co-hosts Martha and Dr. Ken Farrar welcomed Margaret Adam, Margaret and Neil Barfield, Sarah and Ralph Farrar, Hellan and Judge George Kreeger, Helen and Dr. George Mims, Dolly Ann and Ben Northcutt, Sybil Sams, Phil and Blake Settlemyer, Dr. Judson and Mary Ellen Trippe, Gayle and Tommy Turner, Jane Worley, and many more. It was a fond and happy farewell with hopes to see Paige and Neil again soon.


Living Hope Church and Open Arms Christian Child Development invite the community to view the movie Cars 2 (rated G) on Sept. 20 at 7p.m. for free with free popcorn provided. The movie will be shown outdoors on a large screen in the field adjacent to Living Hope and Open Arms. Families are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs, and purchase drinks and additional snacks from members of our youth ministry, as a fundraiser for their retreats and upcoming mission trip.

The Cars 2 Movie Night on the Field is part of Living Hope and Open Arms 20th Anniversary Celebration weekend. For more information, visit and click on the Living Hope Open Arms 20th Anniversary link, or contact Joy Schubert, Children’s and Family Minister, at or (770) 425-6726. Living Hope and Open Arms Christian Child Development Center is at 3450 Stilesboro Road in Kennesaw.


Fashion spotlight of the week: In a bright coral sheath accessorized with a turquoise and gold necklace — Melissa Worley of Kennesaw—proof that good things come in small packages.

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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