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Rosemary Martin speaks in her home during the third stop on the tour.

East Cobb resident Jean Wollam was recently honored at the May East Cobb Civitan meeting for 25 years of service to the organization. Jean is a mental health nurse and has overseen multiple projects for the organization during her tenure. Presenting the award to her is East Cobb Civitan President Michael Krengel.

Civitan International is a global organization impacting lives at the grass roots level through local service clubs. Members of Civitan share a servant’s heart and a desire to create positive change for people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. There are currently 40 clubs in the Georgia District, including Camp Big Heart, a service club dedicated to providing inclusive overnight camping for those with developmental and intellectual disabilities.

For more information about Civitans International, please contact Mary Karras, Governor Elect at 678-689-4978 or MARRYKARRAS@synovus.com.

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Well-known plant expert Mickey Gazaway led a walking tour of three members’ gardens in Whitlock Heights for the Anne Hathaway Garden Club on May 15. Weather and blooms cooperated beautifully for the morning event, which began in the native plant habitat and woodland garden of Susanne and Carey Smith. Next, they viewed the colorful plantings and lovely patio at Jill Sinclair’s cottage and then moved to the yard of Rosemary and Dick Martin. The latter consisted of informal English flower beds transitioning into a Japanese-inspired American garden complete with a fish pond and water feature. At the end of the guided tour, the ladies enjoyed an elegant Southern luncheon at the Martins’ home.

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The Sock Hops Band will be in concert on Friday, June 7 at 8 p.m at the Earl and Rachel Smith Strand Theatre on the Marietta Square. From The Four Seasons to The Four Tops, from The Temptations to The Tokens, The Sock Hops specialize in four-part harmony favorites from the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s. Come join the party as we sway, jive and boogie to hits such as “The Lion Sleeps Tonight,” “Blue Moon,” “Runaround Sue,” “How Deep is Your Love?” and “Little Darlin’.”

For tickets and more information, visit earlsmithstrand.org.

Sally Litchfield is a longtime Marietta resident. She has written for the MDJ since October 2000. Send Sally news at sallylit@bellsouth.net. Call Sally at 404-713-7318.

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