4th Annual Ladies Tea & Silent Auction

2018 Silent Auction

This year’s Ladies Tea & Silent Auction was the most successful ever (It seems we keep saying that 🙂 )!

Our goal was to exceed last year’s attendance and to raise at least the same amount ($8,762), both of which we exceeded.  We had 90 in attendance, and to say we were crowded is an understatement, but it was so much fun. There were great networking opportunities, wonderful food thanks to Cake House on Main. Our auction raised $9,520 almost $1,ooo more than our goal and more than 3 times what we raised 2 years ago!

We are eternally grateful to this wonderful community for their generosity and continued support of our school.

When:  Thursday, April 26, 2018 11:30AM – 1:30PM
Where:  Acworth Beach House, 4425 Beach St NW, Acworth, GA 30101-5303

Special thanks to our sponsors and donors:

Toby Carmichael, Acworth & Lake City Animal Hospitals
Sarah Hardy Williams, Cake Houses on Main
Danielle Hilderbrand, Pearl’s Spa & Rustic Ruby
Malinda & Rick Howe
Sherri Noftsinger, Sherri’s Portraits
Kennesaw Driving School
Henry’s Louisiana Grill
Fusco’s via Roma
Center Street Tavern
Chick-Fil-A, Acworth & Brookstone
Marvon Williams, American Family Insurance Agent
Wild Blossoms
Petals & Treats
Acworth Massage Therapy
Ryan Blythe, Georgia Trade School
Mike & Michelle Lanier, Arkenstone Paintball
Jennifer Boykin, Boykin Creative Studios
Rachel Hutchinson, Happy Trails Pet Center
Eric & Angela Williams, 
Holiday Harbor Marina
Gregory & Dana Spencer, Toccoa House Properties
Total Wine & More, Kennesaw
Darrah Photo
Leo Mazzone, Atlanta Braves 1979 – 2005
Tracy Trees, Jim Owens Pool
Georgia Wine Tours
King of Pops     
Atlanta Marriott Northwest at Galleria
Hilton Atlanta/Marietta Hotel & Conference Center
Atlanta Motor Speedway
Leone & Margie Hinzeman, Hinzman Holdings, LLC
Donna Kelly, Serendipity Designs
Jill Dunlop, Studio 151
Barry Loudermilk
Buddy McLaughlin Aviation, LLC
Jan Murphy, Pampered Chef
Jan Lauer, Rodan + Fields
Thomas Arvid, Artist
The Atlanta Falcons
Marietta Gone with the Wind Museum
Marietta Cobb Museum of Art
Atlanta Movie Tours
Stars & Strikes
Errin Thomas, Silva & Thomas Hair Studio
Danielle Anderson
Tammy Urban
Valerie Gaudemer-Marker, Artist
Lori Tanner, Synergy Medical Centers
Georgia Aquarium

Fernbank Museum of Natural History
Panera Bread
Confection Perfection
AMC Movies
NCG Movies, Acworth
Debbie Pike, Tropical Smoothie Cafe
Cheesecake Factory
Jason’s Deli, Kennesaw
Publix Supermarkets
Pike’s Nursery

Auction Item Catalog (Updated 4/22/2018 @10:15 PM)

Tickets on Sale for Historic Bike Tour

Buy your tickets NOW!  $20 if purchased by May 2; $30 after.

ALL proceeds benefit Acworth Historic Preservation.

Route and other details HERE

How many?


I can’t make it but would like to donate to the preservation of the smokehouse!

HB 217 Passed – APOGEE Cap increased!

We just received this email from APOGEE!!

Please take a moment to thank your representatives as well as those listed below.  More details on the scholarship can be found here.

“We have VERY exciting news to share!  Assuming Governor Deal signs the bill (which we fully expect), the Tax credit cap will be increased from $58 million to $100 million for the next 10 years starting in 2019.  After the 10 year mark, the cap would be reduced back to $58 million.
There will be an assessment of the program and its effectiveness in saving the state money and providing opportunities to families at the 5 year mark. With the expectation that the results will be in our favor, we could possibly expect an even more favorable result legislatively at that point.
The bill also includes some moderate fee reductions for SSO’s and improves the SSO reporting process.
We would like to take a moment to thank Representative John Carson. Without Rep Carson, the tax credit cap expansion bill would never have come to fruition.  Rep Carson expended a great deal of time, energy, and political capital to get this bill across the finish line in a format that was favorable to all of us in the program.  There will thousands of additional children who will directly benefit from the work done to accomplish this monumental task.
If you would like to personally thank Rep. Carson for his tremendous work on the expansion of the tax credit program, he can be reached at 
Another key player in the expansion of the program was Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle, who supported the larger cap increase to take place immediately rather than the proposed escalator.  Casey Cagle’s role in the Senate was vital to the success of the bill.  
Words of appreciation can be sent to casey.cagle@senate.ga.gov.  
We are extremely excited for the long overdue expansion to the program and for the tremendous impact this expansion will have on providing educational opportunities for Georgia families.
We are thankful for your response to our legislative alert.  It is always refreshing to see our legislative body react favorably to the support of a bill we have all been working towards for such a long time.”