Georgia Magazine - July 2017 - 5

Enjoy!

Laurel George
Editor
July 2017

I am writing to you about your
May 2017 edition of GEORGIA Magazine. I noticed that you listed several
camp meetings throughout Georgia.
It was a lovely article, but there are
several camp meetings that were not
included.
I am from the Augusta area, and
we have Fountain Campground and
White Oak Campground. Fountain
Campground is located in Warrenton,
while White Oak Campground is in
Columbia County. These are very old
and traditional camp meetings, and
the people who meet there go back
generations, just like those campgrounds mentioned in your article.
I'm one of those generations that
have been going to White Oak Campground since I was born. My grandmother has been going 79 years and
missed only one year, when she and
her husband were newly married
and he was stationed in Massachusetts in the Air Force.
I enjoyed your article immensely
and feel like campgrounds are a lost
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tradition in our day and time. I'm
only 23 years old, and I enjoy getting
away from technology for one week
in the summer and one weekend in
the fall while getting together with
everyone for fellowship and worship.
-April Hobbs, via email

Georgia Golden Olympics story
spurs extra recognition
The Georgia Golden Olympics
(GGO) article published in your May
2017 issue was more than I could
have ever dreamed it would be. [See
"Going for gold in their golden years,"
page 16; bit.ly/gmgo517.]
I want to thank you and, particularly writer H.M. Cauley, for doing a
fantastic job on our history and continued endeavor to bring healthy
sports competition to people of all
abilities who are over 50.
When I saw the cover, I was
amazed! Then I read the article. The
short bios below the pictures added
so much. And to have this article
published during our registration
time definitely has helped the GGO
promote the games.
A short promo for the
GGO recently was done
by a local TV station.
It happened because one of the
anchors read the
article in GEORGIA
IS
Magazine. Obviously, it impressed him.
He mentioned the GGO
article to a reporter and it went on
from there. (It's very, very rare to get
coverage during early to mid-registration.)
Again, thank you to the editorial
team for bringing the spirit of the
Georgia Golden Olympics to the
forefront. We welcome you to visit
our games.
-Mary Ealer, public relations
chair and GGO athlete,
Warner Robins

BPABLO

I called and talked to writer Pam
Keene, and she suggested I let you
know how much I enjoyed the May
2017 article on camp meetings in
Georgia. [See "Faith, fellowship and
family," page 22; bit.ly/campmtg.]
I have been attending camp
meeting at the Marietta Campgrounds,
and this year they are celebrating
their 180-year anniversary.
My parents took me and my two
sisters there nearly every year, and
my mother had also been attending
since she was a child; she was born
in 1914. I can remember the days of
the sawdust floors, which have now
been replaced with cement. These
are such wonderful memories.
I enjoy reading the Cobb EMC
edition of the magazine and noticed
the articles have been getting more
interesting in the past couple of years.
Thank you for helping to make this
magazine what it is today, and I'm
looking forward to more excellent
stories in the future.
-Linda Bray, Acworth

K.C
OM /

Ah, summer camp. The bugs,
the s'mores, the friendships, the
postcards home. There is something
magical about a summer camp experience; it's a gift parents can give
their children that they will benefit
from and remember forever.
Kids with special needs are
no exception. They long for a
place where they can just be themselves-where they're not defined
by being sick or different and
where they can learn new skills,
gain confidence and have fun. See
page 16 to find out how Camp
Twin Lakes provides just this sort
of experience for children with
serious illnesses, disabilities and life
challenges.
Summer is a great time to be
outdoors, but in this issue we bring
the outdoors inside with a visit
to Georgia's planetariums. These
domed projection theaters-in
colleges and museums all around
the state-make astronomy accessible and bring the wonders of the
universe to Georgians of all ages.
Turn to "Seeing stars" on page 30
and learn how you can explore the
stars, planets and constellations in
the night sky-without ever leaving
your seat!
Outer space may be limitless,
but living space is not, and no one
knows that better than tiny-house
enthusiasts. The tiny-house concept
involves efforts by homeowners
and builders to craft attractive and
highly functional dwellings of 1,000
square feet or less-sometimes
much less! Motivations for embracing the tiny-house lifestyle vary, but
see page 26 to find out more about
this new social movement and learn
why "livin' small" may be the next
big thing.

Camp meeting memories

TO
C

FROM THE EDITOR

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