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Make way for Labor Day! Community Events September 4-10.

Celebrate Labor Day at Holy Smoke BBQ and Music Festival at Johnson Ferry Baptist Church.

 

Labor Day weekend is upon us and with it the unofficial end of summer. Make the most of the changing seasons with these East Cobb area events. 

 

SEPTEMBER 4

Marietta Square Art Walk. A free, self-guided tour featuring visual and performing artists hosted by art galleries, museums, boutiques and restaurants. The Beer Garden returns by popular demand, where guests can purchase beer and wine while enjoying live music in Atherton Square, located behind Cool Beans. 5pm to 9pm, rain or shine. Parking is free on the streets, or use the parking deck on Cherokee Street across from the Earl Smith Strand Theatre for free after 4:45pm. More info: artwalkmarietta.com.
Scary-etta Trolley Ghost Tour. Join Ghosts of Marietta and The Historic Marietta Trolley Company for a 90-minute “spirited” ride aboard the trolley. Tours last approximately 90 minutes and the walk is about 2 blocks. 8-9:30pm. $27/adults; $14/child 130. Church Street, Marietta 30060. More Info: 770-425-1006 or visit mariettatrolley.com/scary-etta.

SEPTEMBER 7

Holy Smoke Festival. Includes: 5k Run (9AM) & Tot Trot Following (Hosted by Predisan), Children’s inflatables, games, and more! 10 am. BBQ by Williamson Bros. 11am- 4pm. Food and product vendors, car show, silent auction, live music. Free Admission. On the fields of Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: holysmoke@jfbc.org.

Museum Mice Tour for toddlers ages 3-5 and their parents. Join in the fun and play Dressing Up with Murray & Etta. 10:30-11am. $5 per child. Reservations required. Marietta Museum of History, 1 Depot Street, Marietta. More info: 770-794-5710 or mariettahistory.org.

Over 40 Females Cobb County chapter luncheon, featuring Melissa Galt sharing her best practices for building an exclusive business. 11am-1pm. Members get in free, nonmembers: $25. Registration is required. Red Sky Tapas Bar, 1255 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info/ To register: swcarman@over40females.com.

SEPTEMBER 10

The Southern Trilogy of Homes Homeschool Day. The Roswell Convention and Visitors Bureau and “A Southern Trilogy: The Historic Homes of Roswell” will host a Homeschool Day for homeschool students This year the theme will be about the Cherokee Native American removal. Registration is encouraged. The registration price before September 4 is $12. After September 4 price will be $15 and $20 the day of the event. Children under 6 are free. More info/to register: Roswell Convention and Visitors Bureau, 770-640-3253.

 

SEPTEMBER 11-13

32nd Annual Fall Atlanta Home Show. Seminars and exhibits on flooring, siding, patios, appliances, and other home improvement subjects. Friday: 10am-6pm; Saturday: 10am-7pm; Sunday: 11am-5pm. Cobb Galleria Centre, Two Galleria Parkway, Atlanta 30339. More info: 770-998-9800 or atlantahomeshow.com.

 

For more great East Cobb area events visit our Community Calendar on EASTCOBBER.com.

It’s our best festival yet! Check out the 2015 EAST COBBER Festival Exhibitors!!

It’s our best festival yet! Check out the 2015 EAST COBBER Festival Exhibitors!!

Sponsor Tents
WellStar
EAST COBBER

Tent A
100% Chiropractic
BCG Learning Specialists
Bradford Family Chiropractic
BrainCore of East Cobb
Cheer Revolution Allstars
Cobb County Republican Party
The Extension Inc.
Greater Atlanta Speech & Language Clinics
Healthsource of Marietta
Lakeshore Learning Materials
Page One Studios
Sing Like a Star

Tent B
Aloha to Aging
The Avenue of East Cobb
BRICKS
Kumon
Langley Family Chiropractic
Mt. Bethel Christian Academy
Origami Owl
Pop Culture Collectibles
Rubin Family Chiropractic
Sierra Club Centennial Group
White Tiger Martial Arts
Workout Anytime Roswell/East Cobb

Tent C
Chestnut Ridge Christian Church
Cobb Smiles
Delta Community Credit Union
East Cobb Business Association
Family Dog Training Inc.
Floss Dentistry for Children & Adolescents
Homeless Pets Foundation
Kennesaw State University –
Museums, Archives & Rare Books
Randy’s Painting Plus
Supercuts
Tupperware

Special Exhibitors
Adamark Jewelers & Silversmiths
Angles Among Us Pet Rescue
Anytime Fitness
Army
Arrow Exterminators
Atlanta Boxer Rescue Inc.
Bergstrom & Associates
Bernie 2016
Chattahoochee Nature Center
Cheever Agency of Farmers Insurance
Children’s Dental Village
Club Z! In-Home Tutoring
Colombian Coffee Roasters
East Cobb Robotics
Edward Jones Investments
Everything Computers
GG’s Fashion Forward
Good Mews Animal Foundation
Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa
Healthy Spines Initiative
Inspired Living
Iron Tribe Fitness East Cobb
Karate Atlanta
Liberty Mutual Insurance
Like Mike 4 Cobb
Moohan Martial Arts
The Mosquito Authority
Nutrimost
Owl-O-Ween Hot Air Balloon Festival
PRO Martial Arts
School of Rock
Southern Comforts Consignments
Students First
Thirty-One Gifts LLC
Thru My Lens Photo
Ultimate Karate & Fitness
Varmora USA LLC
Walton Robotics

Carnival Games, Giant Slides, Moonwalk and more fun stuff presented by Jump and Slide

Food Vendors
Brat SO Stop!
Bubba D’s Dawgs
Cherry on Top Delights
Kenny’s Smokehouse
Kona Ice
Sno-Angel Delites
Tikiz Shaved Ice & Ice Cream

Visit our 2015 Parade & Festival Guide for all you need to know about this year’s event!

Don’t miss the EAST COBBER Parade & Festival on Saturday, September 12!

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Find a familiar face! Look who’s in the 2015 EAST COBBER Parade

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Who will you see in the 2015 EAST COBBER Parade? Look for these East Cobb representatives (in order of appearance):

 

Cub Scouts Pack 121
Presenting Sponsor: WellStar
Grand Marshall: Michael Johnson, Director, East Cobb Health Park
Cobb County Commissioners
Cobb County Fire Dept
EAST COBBER
Lockheed ES Girl Scout Troops
East Cobb Robotics
EAST COBBER Father of the Year
School of Rock
Project Mail Call
Dickerson Middle School
Atlanta Boxer Rescue
Everything Computers
Kids Kuts Salon
Cheer Revolution Allstars
Polar Bear Run
East Cobb Baseball
Cobb County Public Library System
Cobb County Republican Party
Mt. Bethel Christian Academy
Joyful Noise Marching Saints
Johnson Ferry Christian Academy
All Four Seasons Garage Doors
Casa Montessori School
SELF
East Cobb Civic Association
Angels Among Us Pet Rescue
Southern Comforts
Junior League of Cobb-Marietta
Kincaid Elementary School
Marietta Derby Darlins
The Mosquito Authority
Mountain View Elementary
Teacher of the Year
Sierra Club Centennial Group
Daniell Middle School
Sahaja Yoga
Rocky Mount Elementary School
Dance Stop Company
East Cobb Business Association
Addison Elementary PTA
Kid Chess
Niceys Heart of Restoration
Simpson Middle School PTSA
Chattahoochee Nature Center
Twilight Twirlers of Marietta
Nicholson Elementary School
Cactus Car Wash
Anytime Fitness
Keheley Elementary
Moohan Martial Arts
Lassiter High School Volleyball Teams
Primrose School of Sprayberry
Davis Elementary
Cub Scout Pack 797
Sope Creek Elementary
Walton High School
Walton High School Band
Timber Ridge Elementary School
Girl Scout Brownie Troop 14406 from Timber Ridge
Cub Scout Pack 744
Walton Jr. Raider Cheer squads
Walton Robotics
Girl Scout Troop #13409
Mount Bethel Elementary School
Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta- Chattahoochee Service Unit
East Side Elementary School
Brumby Elementary School
Wheeler High School Marching Band
Wheeler High School PTSA
Sparkles Family Fun Centers
Sedalia Park Elementary Cheerleading
East Cobb Cheetahs Track Club, Inc
Girl Scouts- Red Bud Services Unit
East Valley Cheerleading
Eastvalley Elementary School
Powers Ferry Elementary
Whiffer Sniffer
Cobb County School Distict Transportation
Shallowford Falls Elementary
East Cobb Orthodontics
Dodgen Middle School
Pope High School PTSA
Pope High School
Corrigan Care/Emmy’s Academy
Friends for the East Cobb Park
Pope High School Marching Band
Like Mike 4 Cobb
Hightower Trail Middle School
Pope High School Chorus
Tritt Elementary School
PRO Martial Arts
Murdock Elementary School
Pack 770
Girl Scouts- Soaring Spirits Service Unit
East Marietta National Little League
East Cobb Lions Club
Judge Reuben M. Green
Mt. Bethel UMC Habitat for Humanity
Rotary Club of East Cobb
Lady Lion Cheer Team
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church/Oktoberfest
The Georgia Ballet
Lutheran Church of the Resurrection
Miss East Cobb
Americans United For The Separation of Church and State
State Representative Matt Dollar
DanceVersE ATL Dance Academy
U.S. Army Recruiting
Girl Scout- Kudzu Service Unit
Dogwood Service Unit/Girl Scout Troop 12434
ROMEOs Antique Cars

Visit our 2015 Parade & Festival Guide for all you need to know about this year’s event!

Don’t miss the EAST COBBER Parade & Festival on Saturday, September 12!

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WellStar, EAST COBBER sponsor of EAST COBBER Parade & Festival

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WellStar Health System is celebrating the one-year anniversary of serving patients at WellStar East Cobb Health Park this month! In the past year, the team members of WellStar East Cobb Health Park have been honored to treat thousands of East Cobbers in need of urgent care as well as those of you visiting
your primary care physicians and specialists.

When your physician sends you for imaging and labs, it’s just a walk down the hall. And for OrthoSport physical therapy, cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation, a sleep center, spine center, women’s imaging and retail pharmacy, we’re close to home.

In July, WellStar East Cobb Health Park opened an outpatient surgery center, providing a convenient location for surgeries that do not require a hospital stay. Thank you for allowing the physicians and team members of WellStar East Cobb Health Park to care for you in the past 12 months. Visit wellstar.org for information or call 770-956-STAR (7827).

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For the past 22 years, the EAST COBBER has provided East Cobb County residents with a timely and easy-to-read source of information unique to our community with the free monthly magazine, EAST COBBER. With 20 blogs on our website, eastcobber.com, EAST COBBER provides a local news feed24/7, fun giveaways and contests. Be sure to “like” the EAST COBBER on Facebook, follow us on twitter
and sign up for EAST COBBER’s weekly e-newsletter. The EAST COBBER seeks to build a sense of community in East Cobb County by providing a forum for people to share opinions and information,
and to provide a cost-effective advertising outlet for local businesses. The EAST COBBER is the producer of the Parade & Festival – East Cobb’s only community-wide special event and the LARGEST parade in all of Cobb County

 

Visit our 2015 Parade & Festival Guide for all you need to know about this year’s event!

Don’t miss the EAST COBBER Parade & Festival on Saturday, September 12!

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East Cobb school bus driver wins national safety award

Photo-CCSD Bus Driver Michael Graham

After placing first at the state competition, Michael Graham, a Cobb County Schools bus driver for the past 10 years, took third place at the 45th Annual School Bus Driver International Safety Competition in Minneapolis this past July. He drives or has driven bus routes for Pope, Wheeler and Walton High Schools.

Graham has won two of the last four Georgia Road- E-O events and placed second in the other two years.
The Road-E-O consists of a bus safety check, followed by a challenging obstacle course designed to test drivers’ abilities to safely but expertly handle their machines. Drivers must successfully complete maneuvers such as serpentines, parallel parking, offset alley exercises and diminishing clearance and stopping maneuvers.

Since he won the Georgia Road-E-O, he qualified to compete in the National School Transportation
Association’s School Bus Driver International Safety Competition. The best school bus drivers from the U.S. and Canada compete for top honors and recognition. The event begins with a written test, then contestants get behind the wheel of a bus to put their driving skills to the test. Competing in one of three categories (Conventional, Transit, or Small Bus), drivers have the opportunity to demonstrate their professionalism, skill, and dedication to pupil transportation. The event culminated with an Awards Banquet and Ceremony, at which Michael was honored.

The School Bus Driver International Safety Competition began in 1971 as the National School Bus Safety
Road-E-O, and continues to take place on an annual basis. The competition provides positive media  coverage for the safety and security of the school bus industry. Cobb Schools Transportation Director, Rick Grisham, says “Michael’s department and the entire district is very proud of him!”

Editor’s note: Michael Graham will be in the EAST COBBER Parade.

 

 

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Check out our 2015 Guide to the EAST COBBER Parade & Festival!

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Click HERE to visit our 2015 Parade & Festival Guide for all you need to know about this year’s event!

The 20th annual EAST COBBER Parade & Festival is scheduled for Saturday, September 12. The day’s festivities will be kicked off by the EAST COBBER Parade at 10am. The parade starts at Fidelity Bank, 1223 Johnson Ferry Road, and will travel south on Johnson Ferry Road to Olde Towne Parkway. The festival will be at a new site this year, the south parking lot of Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, 955 Johnson Ferry Road and will begin immediately after the parade from 11 am – 3 pm.

Visit our 2015 Parade & Festival Guide for all you need to know about this year’s event!

Don’t miss the EAST COBBER Parade & Festival on Saturday, September 12! 

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East Cobber Parade and Festival Celebrates 20 Years of Fun

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The annual EAST COBBER Parade and Festival will be held on Saturday, September 12 starting at 10am.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of this community building tradition, started by EAST COBBER founder and publisher Cynthia Rozzo.

In 1993, Cynthia launched the EAST COBBER magazine with the mission of building a sense of community in the growing East Cobb community. Her focus was, and still remains, the people, special events, schools and businesses that make East Cobb County such a great place to live, work and for so many, to raise a family.

Growing up in Ohio, Cynthia fondly remembers her hometown parades, and in 1995, she brought that small town tradition to the residents of East Cobb. “I wanted to bring a sense of ‘place’ to our community, and I wanted to create an event that kids growing up here would remember…I did not have children at the time, but I wanted my future children to experience that smalltown feel, and excitement that a parade and festival provide,” she said. She also wanted to provide a way for the local businesses to introduce themselves to the community in a fun and festive atmosphere.

The community has always embraced the EAST COBBER Parade. In 1995, 1,000 people marched in the
parade. This year, more than 2,000 participants are expected, representing more than 110 unique groups
with more than 10,000 spectators. The parade is really a tribute to the local schools. “Our principals and Teachers of the Year are the parade’s VIPs. We realize a lot of people move to East Cobb because of the schools, and the parade has always been a unique way to honor and celebrate all of our great schools,” said Cynthia. The parade is followed by a free community festival which will include entertainment, arts and crafts, concessions, carnival games and local businesses.

The parade and festival could not happen without the generous support of its sponsors. WellStar Health Systems was an inaugural advertiser with the EAST COBBER and supporting the parade from its inception was a natural extension of that existing relationship. “We have remained a solid partner with the parade because of a shared commitment to the East Cobb community,” said Elaine Morgan, Director, Brand Development and Marketing with WellStar. “Our focus on the health and wellness of East Cobb pairs well with the EAST COBBER’s focus on bringing information to the community,” she continued.

Elaine has another reason to support the parade she grew up in East Cobb. “I have been a resident of
East Cobb for 45 years and a WellStar employee since 1993. The marriage of my hometown and my employer is a natural and big reason I can attest to the value of our partnership with the EAST COBBER parade,” said Elaine.

Mark your calendars and plan on attending one of East Cobb’s longest standing and revered traditions!
The parade starts at Fidelity Bank, 1223 Johnson Ferry Road, and will travel south on Johnson Ferry Road to Olde Towne Parkway. The festival will be at a new site this year, the south parking lot of Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, 955 Johnson Ferry Road and will begin immediately after the parade from 11 am – 3 pm.

Visit our 2015 Parade & Festival Guide for all you need to know about this year’s event!

Don’t miss the EAST COBBER Parade & Festival on Saturday, September 12!

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Photo of the Day

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Just over a week to go! See you at the 20th Annual EAST COBBER Parade and Festival on September 12!

LIKE THIS PHOTO? Your mission should you choose to accept: take some pictures and then share them with our online community. We are always looking for local photos that capture the wonder of our East Cobb world: from a birthday pic, to a photo of your backyardgarden, to an image from a special event.  Send your slice-o-life photo to photos@eastcobber.com.  In the body of the email, be sure to identify who, what or where the photo was taken.

 

Who’s that on our September cover? Lyn Ferrara, Atlanta Boxer Rescue.

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An East Cobber since 1976, Lyn Ferrara, a volunteer at Atlanta Boxer Rescue (ABR), is pictured with her
two rescue boxers, Deke and Missy. You can see Lyn and her rescue dogs marching in this year’s EAST
COBBER Parade and/or meet them at Atlanta Boxer Rescue’s booth at the EAST COBBER Festival.

“I became involved with ABR because of my love of all dogs– especially Boxers. I reached out to them
a few years ago to adopt a rescued Boxer and ended up volunteering. I help evaluate dogs in shelters, help with training issues . . . It’s all about saving lives and I help anyway I can,” says Lyn.

Atlanta Boxer Rescue is hosting the eighth annual Boxerstock Music Festival on October 11. A $10 ticket gets you access to an entire day of music and family fun from 12 noon to 6pm.  All proceeds benefit
Atlanta Boxer Rescue.

For more information, you can read all about this event on page 35 of our September issue or visit boxerstock.org.

Front cover photograph taken by Alex Neely Photography.

 

Reprinted from the September 2015 issue of EAST COBBER. Read the September issue HERE.

 

Relax with the Labor Day Weekend Special at Hand & Stone Spa

Treat yourself this Labor Day Weekend with $5 off at Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa, 4475 Roswell Road, Suite 1560 in East Cobb.

Call (770) 565-0808 or visit http://www.handandstone.com/ for more information.

 

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