This October edition marks the 25th anniversary of the EAST COBBER monthly. 284 monthly issues, 9 annual community guides, one website, 260 weekly e-newsletters and 23 community parades later, I am still focused on informing local residents about the people, events and issues in East Cobb. Since 1993, the EAST COBBER has been publishing articles about East Cobb volunteers, artists and advertisers, clubs and community leaders, musicians and moms. The EAST COBBER cover will continue to feature those people in East Cobb County making this area an even better place to live as well as those East Cobbbers who are reaching out to help fellow Americans in need.

I hope you enjoy reading the EAST COBBER as much as I enjoy putting each edition together month after month. After so many years of meeting readers and business owners, I am reminded everyday of how many really nice people there are in this community. East Cobb has so many people who take the initiative to help out, to share their opinions and/or talents, in order to make East Cobb County a better place to live. The annual EAST COBBER Parade & Festival is another example of neighbors coming together to celebrate our great community, and for me, as the producer/director of the parade, I am able to witness first hand the genuine kindness and cooperation East Cobbers demonstrate to make this special event such a rousing success. See pages 6-8 for some photos taken that day.

I may put the magazine out, but it belongs to the East Cobb community. Special credit goes to the East Cobbers that call me to discuss story ideas, submit articles, and to advertise. Of course, I am grateful to those who pick up the magazine at one of our 500 drop-off points every month and actually read the magazine! In a world of conglomerates and sensational journalism, your kind comments and constructive criticisms inspire me to continue my work as publisher of a truly grass-roots publication.

PUBLISHER'S NOTE: 23 YEARS OF FUN!

Cynthia M. Rozzo
Founder l Publisher
[email protected]

P.S. On October 16, the EAST COBBER staff and the East Cobb Business Association have planned a birthday celebration by inviting residents who have been featured on the front cover as special guests. For more information on this go to page 33. Even if you weren’t on the front cover and would like to come celebrate EAST COBBER‘s birthday, you can RSVP to EAST COBBER at 770-640-7070.