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Look who’s in the 19th Annual EAST COBBER Parade & Festival!

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This fall, East Cobb will once again welcome the hometown tradition of a community parade and festival when the 19th Annual EAST COBBER Parade & Festival takes place on Saturday, September 13. The EAST COBBER Parade features floats and high school marching bands as well as a cornucopia of East Cobb groups and will be followed by the EAST COBBER Festival featuring local entertainment, carnival games and plenty of good food.

The Parade begins at 10am at Mt. Bethel Elementary School, 1210 Johnson Ferry Road and travels one mile south along Johnson Ferry Road from Princeton Lakes Drive to Fountains of Olde Towne Shopping Center, 736 Johnson Ferry Road where the EAST COBBER Festival will take place from 11am-3pm.

Both the EAST COBBER Parade and the Festival are FREE and open to the public.

Registered to participate in the EAST COBBER Parade are:

Abbadabba’s Cool Shoes
Addison Elementary PTA
Aireserv of North Atlanta
Arrow Exterminators
Aviation Wing of the Marietta Museum of History
Board of Commissioners
Brumby Elementary School
Cactus Car Wash
Cheer Revolution Allstars
Cobb County Fire Dept
Cobb County Public Library System
Cobb County Republican Party
Cobb County Schools of Transportation
Corrigan Care, Inc.
Cub Scout Pack 744
Cub Scout Pack 770
Cub Scout Pack 795
Cub Scout Pack 797
Dance Stop Company
Daniell Middle School & PTSA
Dickerson Middle School
Dodgen Middle School
East Cobb Business Association
East Cobb Civic Association
East Cobb Lions Club
EAST COBBER Mother of the Year
East Marietta National Little League
Faith Lutheran School
Friends for the East Cobb Park
Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta -Chattahoochee Service Unit
Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta Redbud Unit
Girl Scouts-Daisy Troop 14406, Timber Ridge Elementary School
Glamour Girls Day Spa
Groovy Little Art Place
Hightower Trail Middle School
Johnson Ferry Christian Academy
Joyful Noise Marching Saints Homeschool Band
Junior League of Cobb-Marietta
Keheley Elementary School
Kid Chess
Lassiter Junior Trojans Dance Team
League of Women Voters of Marietta-Cobb
Lockheed ES Girl Scouts
Mellow Mushroom
Moohan Martial Arts
Mount Bethel Elementary School
Mt. Bethel Christian Academy
Mt. Bethel UMC – Habitat Road Race
Mt. Bethel UMC Cub Scouts Pack 121
Mt. Bethel Unicycle Club
Murdock Elementary School
Nicholson Elementary School
Pope Drama Club
Pope Habitat for Humanity
Pope High School Chorus
Pope High School Marching Band
Pope High School PTSA
Pope High School Robotics
Price for Congress
Primrose School of Sprayberry
PRO Martial Arts
Rotary Club of East Cobb
School of Rock East Cobb
Sedalia Park Elementary
Simpson Middle School
Sparkles Family Fun Centers
State Farm Agency-Floria Izadi
State Representative Sharon Cooper
Temple Kol Emeth
Tritt Elementary School
Walton High School Band
Walton Jr. Raider Cheerleaders
Walton Robotics


The EAST COBBER Parade & Festival was established to build a sense of community and reinforce East Cobb County’s status as one of the best places to live in the metro Atlanta area. Booths at the festival will showcase everything from jewelry to local schools. Young East Cobbers will have lots to do in the Kids Zone like getting their faces painted, playing carnival games or hopping on a moonwalk. And all festival visitors can enjoy food from East Cobb restaurants and civic clubs while listening to some great local entertainment.

The EAST COBBER Parade & Festival thanks presenting sponsor WellStar for supporting the 2014 event.

Interested participants should contact 770-640-7070 or visit to find out more.


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Casino Night to support the Northeast Cobb Business Association charities

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The Northeast Cobb Business Association will host the 2014 Casino Night and Silent Auction, to benefit the Northeast Cobb Business Association charities. Casino night will be held on Thursday, August 28, 5:30-8:30pm at First Landmark Bank, 307 North Marietta Pkwy NE, Marietta. Admission is $25. To register or for more informatino, visit  


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Nader Parman II Memorial Run has been CANCELLED

With great sadness and disappointment, the committee of the Nader Parman II Memorial Run has announced that this year’s Interfaith Community Run has been cancelled. With a week to go before the September 1st event, advance registrations were too low (about 40) to justify the many thousands of dollars that the event would cost.
The Foundation will continue to work toward education and support of keeping our children safe at play and at school, and hope to have the run return in the future. In these next weeks all monies will be returned.   
Anyone with questions or concerns should call Sherri Parman at 404.483.7222 or email her at


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See The Sock Hops in concert and support Sprayberry Football Fieldhouse

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From The Four Seasons to The Four Tops, from The Temptations to The Tokens, The Sock Hops specialize in the four-part harmonies of all your favorites from the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s. See The Sock Hops in concert on Saturday, August 23rd, 7pm at Sprayberry Auditorium. Doors open at 6pm and tickets are $20.

All proceeds benefit John Paty Football fieldhouse. To purchase go to For questions, call Wanda Patterson at 770-973-0681.


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An Evening with Jay Leno to benefit ArtsBridge Foundation

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ArtsBridge Foundation, formerly known as the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre Foundation, is pleased to announce An Evening with Jay Leno on Wednesday, August 27, 2014. A benefit to raise funds for ArtsBridge, ArtsBridge Foundation’s education and community engagement program, will precede the evening’s performance.

Through the support of the Foundation, ArtsBridge provides quality arts education and community engagement programs designed to inspire creativity and foster the next generation of artists and art supporters. Since its inception in 2007, ArtsBridge has served over 200,000 students and educators from 30 Georgia counties, Alabama, Tennessee, Florida and South Carolina. ArtsBridge programs include field trips to the Cobb Energy Centre for performances by leading local and national arts organizations, Georgia High School Musical Theater Awards – Shuler Hensley Awards, Broadway Master Class Series, workshops, artists-in-schools opportunities and more. Learn more at

The show is Wednesday, August 27th at 8:00 p.m. at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. Tickets for the performance are on sale. Attendees have the option of purchasing a VIP ticket package or tickets to the show only.

The VIP ticket package includes prime seating for the show and a pre-show reception beginning at 6:00 p.m. The price for the package is $250.00 per person. Complete information about the VIP package for this fundraiser event can be found at . Reservations can be made by calling 770.916.2800; the VIP package is not available thru Ticketmaster.

Tickets, for the performance only, are $200, $105, $73 and $53 plus applicable fees, and may be purchased through, any Ticketmaster outlet, by calling 800-745-3000, or purchased in-person at the Bank of North Georgia Box Office at the Cobb Energy Centre. Box office hours are Monday through Friday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., closed on Sundays. The box office is located at 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30339.


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Be a Part of It! EAST COBBER Festival 2014 is September 13


The 19th annual EAST COBBER Parade & Festival will be held Saturday, September 13. We welcome the community’s participation in making this year’s EAST COBBER Festival a successful tradition in East Cobb County.

The EAST COBBER Festival will be held immediately following the EAST COBBER Parade from 11am to 3pm in the Fountains of Olde Towne shopping center parking lot.  The Festival will offer arts and crafts vendors and local businesses a great way to introduce their products and services to an upscale audience.  The Festival will also allow non-profits, service clubs and PTAs an opportunity to raise funds and raise awareness for their organizations.

When completing the Exhibit Application, please take the time to describe the items you will be offering. Please note: we request payment along with your completed Exhibit Application.  The Exhibit Application deadline is August 8.

To participate please click on the appropriate link below and complete and submit the application:

Click here to pay online

Click here to pay by mail

We are excited about this special event and hope you will join us in celebrating our wonderful East Cobb community!  If you have any questions, please contact the EAST COBBER offices at 770-640-7070 or email Cynthia Rozzo at 


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Family Promise of Cobb County to host One Family Concert Fundraiser

Family Promise of Cobb County (FPCC) invites everyone to the “One Family-One Promise-One Song” concert on Friday, September 12 at 7:30 p.m. at Transfiguration Catholic Church.

“Choirs and musical groups from 13 local congregations will perform to help raise money for homeless families in Cobb County,” said FPCC Executive Director Camilla Worrell. “Now in its second year, the One Family concert will be one of FPCC’s biggest fundraisers of the year[GH1] .”

Tickets are $20 for premium seating and $10 for regular seating and available at participating churches or at or at the door. Transfiguration Catholic Church, 1815 Blackwell Road, Marietta GA 30066

“Homeless families are the fastest growing segment of the homeless population,” said Family Promise President Fred Massey, owner of Massey Automotive and member of St. Catherine’s Episcopal Church. “Here in Cobb County, we may not think of it, but single mothers and veterans are the new faces of homelessness. With over 1,600 homeless Cobb school children, there is a clear call for more action by the faith-based community.”

FPCC’s Host congregations assist families with children by providing lodging, meals, and caring hospitality for one week, four times each year on a rotating schedule. Additional support congregations assist the FPCC network by providing volunteers, meals, and funds.

Local congregations that serve as FPCC host congregations are: Acworth UMC, Annunciation Episcopal, Christ Episcopal Church, Covenant Presbyterian Church, East Cobb UMC, Pilgrimage United Church of Christ, St. Andrew UMC, St. Benedict’s Episcopal, St. Catherine’s Episcopal Church, St. James Episcopal Church, Mt. Zion UMC, Smyrna Church of the Nazarene, Transfiguration Catholic Church, Unity North Atlanta Church, and Zion Baptist Church.

FPCC, which opened in January 2014, is a non-traditional shelter where homeless families spend one week with local area faith based congregations. The local organization is an independent affiliate of Family Promise, a national organization founded in 1988. This interfaith organization was founded with the mission of addressing the immediate needs of homeless families with children. To find out more about Family Promise of Cobb County and to donate to this cause, please visit


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Golf Tournament to benefit MUST Ministries


Set against the backdrop of the North Georgia Mountains, The Golf Club at Bradshaw Farms is the backdrop for MUST Ministries’ annual golf tournament. Set for Sept. 8 with an 8 a.m. registration and 9 a.m. shotgun start, the event is requesting sponsors and signing up golfers.

The beautiful Woodstock location is recognized for its 27 holes of challenging golf. MUST will provide an opportunity to win a car in a Hole in One Contest and will be giving prizes for top teams, longest drive, closest to the pin and putting. A raffle of great prizes is also scheduled.

All proceeds benefit the 34,000 people a year who come to MUST seeking help and hope. MUST, a volunteer-driven organization serving for 43 years, addresses the basic needs of life to those struggling with food, housing, employment and clothing. MUST has five facilities in Cobb and Cherokee counties and programming in eight counties.

Players can sign up for $125 per golfer at or email for more information.


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Good Eatin’ Great Cause is Thursday, August 14

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SafePath Children’s Advocacy Center will host Good Eatin’ Great Cause this Thursday, August 14th, 6pm at the Cobb Galleria! Come out and help celebrate the community’s commitment to protecting children. Tickets are still available and can be purchased at Support SafePath and help create a community free of child abuse!


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Join the fun of the 9th Annual Dog Days Run this weekend!


Join the fun and register for the Rotary Club of East Cobb’s 9th Annual Dog Days Run, benefitting East Cobb Charities. The run is August 9 and the race begins at 7:30am. To register visit or go to Big Peach Running Company, 1062 Johnson Ferry Road.

For more information visit or


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