Vintage Vocals recently provided inspirational musical entertainment for the Kiwanis Club of Marietta’s Golden K Prayer Breakfast. Philippa Anderson, Deb Gerace and Mary Slider have been singing together for more than 20 years at venues ranging from churches, corporate events and military bases to a USO tour overseas. The trio met and began singing together at Christ Episcopal Church in Kennesaw.

Fr. Ben Day, also of CEC, gave an inspiring speech at the breakfast on making a difference in the lives of both children and adults by improving our communal level of civility and caring. Since bettering the lives of kids worldwide is the goal of Kiwanians everywhere, he spoke to the hearts of this Golden K Kiwanis group, which gathers every Thursday morning at 10 a.m. at the East Cobb Senior Center.

Musically-gifted member Sue Plummer and guest Lane Hubbard provided piano hymns during the event for this National Day of Prayer. Vintage Vocal composer and arranger Deb Gerace is also a Golden K member. For more info about the singers, visit

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On April 24, Hal Justice, Vice President of Atlanta Bonded Warehouse, spoke to the Kennworth Kiwanis Club. ABW is located in Kennesaw, but has additional warehouses in several other metropolitan Atlanta areas as well in Mississippi, South Carolina and North Carolina.

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May is National Historic Preservation Month. Cobb Landmarks and Historical Society invites the community to join them and the Marietta Historic Preservation Commission for annual preservation celebration. This year, CLHS is marking the occasion with a special ribbon cutting for the new smokehouse at the William Root House Museum & Garden. The 19th century Acworth smokehouse was rescued from demolition and reconstructed at the Root House Museum for the enjoyment of museum visitors and guests.

Admission is free, but space is limited. Guests must RSVP by May 17. For more information, visit

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


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