Yacht Rock Schooners take the party inside at Groovin’
by Sally Litchfield
May 18, 2014 12:36 AM | 1709 views | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Instead of Groovin’ on the Green last week, parents, faculty, administration, and staff of the Walker School were Rockin’ in the Warehouse. The Chastain-style concert featuring the popular band Yacht Rock Schooner was moved to warehouse space owned by Fleming Flooring & Design Centers when Mother Nature flexed her muscles with the threat of rain. Patrons of the Arts, Walker Backers, and Walker School Association sponsored the community-building event.

Extra Credit, a band comprised of Walker teachers, opened for Yacht Rock Schooner and gave an impressive performance. Band members included Katie Arjona, Richard Gibson, Rob Holman, Todd Motter, Erik Kofoed, and Samantha Walker.

Four-hundred attended the event including Carrie and Ray Aho, Susan Bargo, Krista and Todd Baughn, Sandy and Gary Blohm, Bryce Brickhouse, Ellen and Clay Carmack, Majorie and Tom Clarke, Christie Cook, Kristie and Scott Cowan, Ira Dawson, Bina and Bharat Desai, Liz Bouis and Randy Fields, Gayle and Barry Foy, Jeanine and Skip Harper, Joan and Mike Hayden, Allison King, Janet and Mark Knautz, Alex and Dawn Koutouzis, Mike Mackey, Liz and Hunter Meadows, Randy and Bob Murphy, Pam and Newton McCurdy, Jamie Reubens, Kelly and Bill Schreiner, Amy and Brad Slade, Matthew and Jennifer Smith, Jan and Phil Steffen, Kitty Drew and Terry Strecker, Paul and Caroline Tezza, Jud and Carrie Thompson, Nadine and Kevin Tilley, Suzanne and Cliff Waddington, and Terri and Jim Woods.

Fleming Flooring and Design Centers, Smyrna Truck & Cargo, 3 C Software, Haynie, Litchfield, Crane, & White Attorneys, Brand Mortgage, Marietta Wrecker, Atlanta West Dentistry, Gregory, Doyle, Calhoun, & Rogers, Ford and Shannon Bohannon, Tracy and Aaron Rathbone along with Meaghan and Dan Timko, and Jazzy Artz gift boutique where fun people shop sponsored the event.

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Speaking of Yacht Rock Schooner — you don’t want to miss Schooner Sings Soul at the Earl Smith Strand Theatre, 117 North Park Square (on the historic Marietta Square) on May 31 at 8 p.m. The evening features an exploration of classics that influenced the music of the ’70s and ’80s.

Tickets are available at earlsmithstrand.org.

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Fashion spotlight of the week: She rocked it in white cropped jeans, black swing top, long silver necklace — Dorie Wiley of Marietta.

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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