When people in the South Cobb area hear that the SCBA is meeting at Presbyterian Village, it just happens. What happens is that they come and they bring friends and associates with them. So this was no exception. Over 100 business leaders from South Cobb, West Cobb, Marietta and Smyrna too all came together to network, meet and greet and even do a little politicking.
The monthly meeting was held at Presbyterian Village and the crowd just kept growing- 75, 80, 85. 90, 100 and then some. More tables were brought out to accomodate the crowd. They ate great food from Mother's Finest catering and then settled back for an update from the ARC.
There was a prayer, the pledge, introduction of guests, recognition of visitors and new members and then announcements about coming events.
Next up to the podium was Laura Keyes from the ARC who came to update the progress of work being done in the Mableton area in line with the Lifelong Community project.
A 40-year project that has taken hold and will be seen every year as it continues to mature. The project includes road widening, residential neighborhoods that are a good mix, sidewalks, community gardens, access to the Silver Comet Trail and revitalization of blighted areas.
Commissioner Woody Thompson who is the 4th district county commissioner was on hand and spoke briefly about the current state and the future of the old township. A three-minute video enlightened those watching about the need for sidewalks, accessibilty to stores, shops, recreational places, hospitals and doctors' offices.
Candidates were on hand, as they usually are, with some having other commitments and either arriving late or leaving early but they made their appearences. Vic Reynolds, Cindi Yeager, Michael Opitz, Nathan Wade, Van Pearlberg, John Skelton, Rebecca Keaton, Marsha Lake, Justin O'Dell, Tim Lee, Larry Savage, Mike Boyce, Woody Thompson, Larry Burke, Joyette Holmes and Lisa Cupid were all there. Hopefully I didn't miss anyone.
Go to sc-ba.org for details on membership, upcoming events or just be in the swing of things.