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Alliance Calling all Photo Buffs!

Visit amazing Atlanta in the great state of Georgia!

By Margaret Quel, Alliance President

It has been 21 years since the College had the pleasure of visiting Atlanta during the 1993 ACAAI Annual Meeting. This charming city is packed with history and many lovely sights.

Atlanta is home to the 1996 Olympic Village, CNN headquarters, and the World of Coke to mention just a few attractions. The Swan House, a beautiful mansion built in 1928, is also worth a visit. Oakland Cemetery, resting place of Margaret Mitchell, is the oldest cemetery in Atlanta and less than a mile from the heart of downtown. Founded in 1850, it is a hidden treasure, a secret sanctuary. When you visit the Cyclorama in Atlanta’s historic Grant Park, you can also see artifacts of the war displayed in the Civil War Museum and a steam locomotive known as the Texas, a veteran of the Great Locomotive Chase of 1862. Right in Atlanta’s historical center you will find Tullie Smith House, an example of a small Southern plantation.

Just outside the city? There is famous and impressive Stone mountain or, if plantations are your thing, drive to Jarrell Plantation (still owned by descendants of the Jarrell family) or visit Stately Oaks believed to be Mitchell’s inspiration for Tara. By the way, did you know that 2014 will mark the 75th anniversary of the epic film Gone with the Wind?

But be sure to keep some time open to enjoy the special events Judy Fineman, our president-elect, and I, along with the Alliance board are planning. Thanks to Barbara Finegold and Jeanne Zitt, our photo contest will continue in 2014; we hope to add some creative items which will showcase the wonderful award winning pictures.

Peanuts and peaches are as bountiful as the many sights and attractions of Atlanta. So be sure to mark your calendar now and join us in Atlanta for the ACAAI Annual Meeting, Nov. 6-10.

 
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