The 4th Annual DECA Picnic
Sunday, October 23rd from 1pm to 4pm
2780 Pioneer Court
here to see some pictures.
The Fourth Annual DECA picnic was an amazing event with incredible
creative decor by DECA residents Dax and Quincy of D & Q Designs. Dax
and Quincy designed big beautiful flowers and colorful clouds from
balloons, and creatively integrated them throughout the park-like
landscape of Shane and Danielle's back yard...similar to the Chihuly
exhibit at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens only with balloons in lieu of
blown glass. Truly a festive atmosphere. Thank you Dax and Quincy!
Another extraordinary neighbor of ours, Jeff Yackel, just happens to be
the Owner/President of a local talent booking agency, VIP Entertainment.
Check out his website www.vipentpro.com
!!! This guy books major musical talent for local business events and big
long running Las Vegas shows. Jeff pulled a few strings and secured a
fantastic duo that played favorites from the 70's, 80's and 90's. Jeff
joined in on bass and the entertainment quickly became a trio, they had me
singing! Thank you Jeff!
You've all heard the old adage 'he's my right hand man'. Mike Branum is
no right hand man, he is THE MAN! Where do I begin...he went grocery
shopping with me (hee hee, I know he loved that), he hauled all the
groceries from Sam's to his house for storage and picked up the keg of
beer. Then the morning of, he was there to haul everything to the venue
including the huge BBQ grill and carry it from the truck down to the
picnic area. Oh, and he cooked all the hot dogs and hamburgers! Honestly
the picnic would not have been the success it was without Mike, thank you
very much Mike!
And it goes with saying, an enormous thank you to Shane and Danielle
for the use of their beautiful back yard. They were there early the
morning of assisting with the set up and hauling of tables, chairs and
tents to the picnic venue too. And a big thank you to Elijah for letting
us borrow his parents for the day!
I also want to thank Ceil and Marty Locker for slicing and dicing the
onions, tomatoes and lettuce. AND for getting those items to the picnic,
because I forgot to pick them up!!! I also want to
thank Michelle Yackel for shopping with me at Sam's...she was lots of
support and laughs. Thank you to Sheila Rotter and Mike Besal for the use
of their tables and tents. Thank you to Robin of
Anthony's Pizza for making the hamburger patties and donating the
Last but not least, I want to thank all the local businesses that
support our community by contributing to our raffle and in other ways.
Please return the favor by supporting the following
businesses; Park Ridge Chiropractic Center, United Health Chiropractic,
ChocoLate Coffee Shop, The UPS Store, Publix @Shallowford Exchange,
Collard Green, Anthony's Pizza and D & Q
DECA Social Chair