Coweta Ferst Foundation’s 2019 Lewis Grizzard & Catfish Bike Ride


Please consider joining Marie and me for the 2019 Lewis Grizzard & Catfish Bike Ride in Moreland, Georgia.  This event will take place on October 6, 2019 at 8:00am.  There are 12 mile, 25 mile and 66 mile options to choose from. You can register in advance at: Lewis Grizzard & Catfish Bike Ride.

The Coweta Ferst Foundation is dedicated to providing age-appropriate books for every child under the age of five in Coweta County.  This mission is important because:

  1. Sixty-one percent of low-income families do not have a single piece of age-appropriate reading material in their home;
  2. One-third of Georgia’s children start school unprepared to learn; and,
  3. Seventy-five percent of Georgia’s students who are poor readers in the third grade will remain poor readers in high school.

The more words a child hears, the larger the child’s vocabulary and the larger the child’s vocabulary, the more likely the child will be a proficient reader.  However, in order to read with a child, books must be in the home.

Samaritan Clinic’s 9th Annual Bluegrass and Barbecue

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One event we never miss is the Coweta Samaritan Clinic’s annual fundraiser.  So, put on your jeans and boots and join us for the 9th Annual Bluegrass & Barbecue! This event will feature top local chefs, great bluegrass music, and lots of fun! Marie and I are long time sponsors of this event and more importantly the good work done by Samaritan Clinic.

This free clinic serves the medical needs of those citizens 19 year of age or older who live in Coweta County, have household incomes 200% below the federal poverty level and have no access to any medical insurance.

Samaritan Clinic began treating patients in October 2011. Since then the clinic’s patient base has grown to more than 950 individuals and volunteer healthcare professionals have conducted more than 8,000 patient visits.

With the exception of three full-time and four part-time employees, all medical care and office support is provided by volunteers. More than 80 volunteers are active at the clinic and the value of service provided by volunteers in 2014 was nearly $300,000. That does not include the value of services provided by many kind and skilled specialists in the community who treat clinic patients without charge in their offices.

Community Champions Awards to Benefit Christian City


Christian City is honoring individuals and businesses that have demonstrated outstanding leadership and commitment towards the betterment of our Atlanta community. Each of our honorees has made an indelible impact on improving the Atlanta community. The inaugural Community Champion Awards dinner on September 19, 2019 will pay tribute to three special and deserving recipients in three categories: Individual, Nonprofit and Corporate.  This year’s recipients are: Stephanie Blank, The Westside Future Fund, and Delta Air Lines.

Proceeds from the event will support Christian City’s mission, specifically the Children’s Village which houses at risk youth and the Safe Place Program.  For more information or to purchase tickets please visit Community Champions Awards 2019.