The focal point was the winter wonderland ice tree: a prelit white burch adorned with live bridal wreath spirea, white hygrangea, snow-like sparkly moss branches, crystal snowflakes, tiered crystal icicles, snow balls, aqua blue sparkling fern, and dangling led lights. A floral ring covered in white hygrangea, tulips, silver shimmer ribbon, and moss served as the base. Handmade signs that sparkled in the night were created with movie theme accents such as “Let it Go,” “I Like Warm Hugs,” and “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” Olaf’s noses were included and if you looked close enough, there were even little moss covered trolls with ears made from clay.
The group ate from silver chargers with glass plates accented with moss. Power was provided for the tree from a car battery and converter. A true winter wonderland.
More than 150 family and friends gathered last month for the celebration of 70th birthday of Ronnie Knighton and Ray Denard. Ronnie’s wife, Nita, hosted the party. Ronnie and Ray have been close friends for 57 years. Fond memories were shared about the birthday boys by the many friends attending. Guests enjoyed barbecue including Boston Butts prepared by Marietta Attorney and friend Jim Maher.
Among the crowd were Nancy Bodiford, Babe and Bill Byrne, Penny and Alton Caudell and Dana. James Caudell, Joe and Jack Chastain, Frank Cox, Joyce and Melvin Denard, Rita Haynes, Julia and Ed Mote, Pat and Janet McPherson, Sean McPherson, Dan Tatum, Shelia Thompson, Kimberly and John Watson, and the list goes on, and on, and on.
Join the Aviation Wing this weekend for Helicopter Rides. Blue Ridge Helicopters will be flying over Marietta on Sunday noon to 6 p.m. at Aviation Wing, 550 Perrin Road, Marieta. The cost is $40 per person (cash only). Visit mariettahistory.org for more information.
Fashion spotlight of the week: Looking adorable in her crisp black and white outfit coordinating a necklace and gorgeous salt and pepper hair — Dorothy Woodruff of Marietta — petite and pulled together!
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.