The lucky wives Julie Cone, Simone Dorman, Margaret Kirkland, Lynn Sanders, Susanne Smith, and Biddie Steed spent the afternoon lunching together and returned to the Kirklands’ home where the bubbly was uncorked and sipped with delicious appetizers. The yummy aroma of beef tenderloin, au gratin potatoes, roasted broccoli and garlic rolls filled the home while the couples socialized. The meal was later enjoyed at a beautifully decorated table complete with roses for each wife — a la Kerry. The pièce de résistance was Anthony’s chocolate molten cake with raspberry sauce and the heart-shaped lighted orb hanging outside from a maple tree.
On Jan. 31, a group celebrated the Chinese New Year — the year of the horse — at House of Lu behind The Strand Theatre on the Marietta Square with Mah Jongg and dinner.
Among the crowd were Debbie Barnett, Jamie Blassingame, Ann Bull, Katherine Dennis, Bonnie Dixon, Sally Erwin, Rita Fullick, Beth Mussarra Helman of Columbia S.C., Anne Hills, Carolyn Johnson, Mary Jo Kline, Sylvia Phillips, Ann Rooney, Lyn Steinhilber, Ophelia Titus and Mary Frances Williams.
The Kiwanis Club of Marietta honored the January 2014 recipients of the Quarterly GEM Awards at a festive luncheon held at the Marietta First United Methodist Church. Developed in 1996 by members Jan Blodgett and Jackie Whitt to recognize educators and students that “Go the Extra Mile” for their community, each school in the Marietta school system has a plaque displaying the names of all former and current recipients. Nominations are accepted each quarter from fellow teachers and are voted upon by their peers. Fellow Kiwanian Emily Lembeck, Marietta City Schools Superintendent gave the club an update on the award-winning innovation of the numerous programs within the system.
The January 2014 recipients honored are as follows: Jennifer Kloet and student Lillian Patterson for A.L. Burruss Elementary; Stephanie Thurston and student Ania Mendoza for Dunleith Elementary; Adrian West and student Keiayrah Burley for Hickory Hills Elementary; Ashley Sweat and student Michelle Olivares for Lockheed Elementary; Amanda Montgomery and student Ashley Gariela Segovia for Park Street Elementary; Amy Crandall and student Katherine Goodman for the Marietta Center for Advanced Academics; Terri Pellegrino and student Berenice Cerda for Sawyer Road Elementary; Alex Musto and student Chapman Clarke for Westside Elementary; Tootie Berniard and student Sarah Weaver for Marietta 6th Grade Academy; Anthony Booker and student Fionn Brown for Marietta Middle School; Lucila Berdugo and student Muna Aniemika for Marietta High School; Tanya Griggs and student Nichole Wilson for Marietta Performance Learning Center; and James Mitchell from the County Office.
The Jazz Roots – New Orleans! concert starring Aaron Neville has been rescheduled for March 27 at 8 p.m. at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. Tickets purchased originally for the show will be honored. Tickets are still available for the concert.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Call Sally at (770) 425-8106.