Each year, Thanksgiving allows me to create and continue the legacy of love and tradition for my family. I cherish the feeling of contentment, knowing I have so much to be thankful for. So, readers, gather at the EAST COBBER Thanksgiving “table”, read this November issue, and rejoice in East Cobb’s bounty of blessings.
The EAST COBBER gives thanks by publishing stories about people doing good in our community, like MUST Ministries and their annual Gobble Jog (see page 6). This issue carries on that “Thanksgiving” spirit represented in our stories—from our local PTA’s push for “No Place To Hate” program (see page 8), to spotlighting East Cobb police precinct 4’s Officers of the Year (see page 16 & 17).
Pets are close companions because they provide love, comfort, safety, warmth, happiness, and friendship as well as teach us some great life lessons. This issue proudly features our 8th annual “Pet Guide” for pet owners and animal lovers. This special section is a handy resource for everything and anything pet-related in the East Cobb area. You’ll find emergency numbers, clubs and codes, adoption options, and more. Be sure to enjoy the photographs of our readers’ beloved pets. We receive so many pet photos and we still didn’t have enough pages to show them off.
“Thanksgiving” is gratitude in action as well as thoughtful reflection. So, thanks to all of you readers, who are the heart and soul of this publication, the reason for this magazine’s existence. I have so much to be thankful for, and I don’t mean to trivialize those personal treasures of family and friends or living in this great country, but the relationship between EAST COBBER and you, the reader, is one that forms the basis of all that I think about when I am creating each issue.
I would also like to take this opportunity to thank our many advertisers who choose to promote their businesses by placing ads in the EAST COBBER. Without their commitment there would be no publication. And thanks to our 500 community-minded merchants who act as drop-off points for EAST COBBER. I Appreciate You All!
Cynthia M. Rozzo
Founder l Publisher
Reprinted from the November 2014 issue of EAST COBBER. Read the November 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.