April is full of shower bursts and dazzling sunlight. The earth seems greener. Flowers are blooming from the sapphire blue phlox to the gold forsythia. Spring has sprung and summer is just around the corner.
Ahhh, summer . . . school will be out and how will your children pass the lazy, hazy days of summer? This April issue features our 15th Annual Day Camp Guide (see pages 14- 31). We have put together a list of day camps offered right here in East Cobb County and/or a short drive away. While day camp can help your children learn a better backhand in tennis, acquire a stronger stroke in swimming, or get in touch with nature, the true payoff of camp will be apparent when your child becomes a bit more self-reliant, self-sufficient and self-confident.
Spring is also a great time to get in touch with nature. In fact, April is Earth Month, and Earth Day is April 22. So this edition includes an article on the traveling Vanishing Tree exhibit (see page 6) and on page 57, Murdock Elementary students sent in their tips on how we can be better stewards of the earth. Out of the mouths of babes…
I’d like to dedicate this issue to my grandmother, Mary Hoyes (1912-1992), I could not help thinking about her as I was putting the information on day camps and the “green” articles together. As a camp director from 1970 to 1980, “Sunny” (her camp name) loved the outdoors and inspired the Girl Scout campers in her care to experience a sense of community and value nature. As a camp professional and as my grandmother, she taught me some valuable life lessons with her “sunny” disposition and her appreciation of what was real, genuine, and nonartificial in people as well as in the world. So, here’s to you, Grandma – who demonstrated how to age “actively” (she was 58 when she became a camp director!) and taught me to connect with nature and good people.
To my readers, I hope the information in this edition helps you connect with nature and good people, too! Happy Spring!
May you bloom and grow,
Cynthia M. Rozzo
Founder l Publisher
Reprinted from the April 2015 issue of EAST COBBER. Read the April issue HERE.
Founder and president of EAST COBBER, Cynthia Rozzo, created the free monthly publication, EAST COBBER, in 1993 to serve East Cobb County residents by providing a forum for them to share their ideas and a source for them to learn more about their community. Ms. Rozzo is also the proud producer of the annual EAST COBBER Community Parade and Festival. An East Cobb County resident since 1991, Rozzo lives in the Park Ridge subdivision with her husband, George Haralabidis, and three children, Lee, Nikos and Eleni.