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August 06 newsletter


									                                Legacy Park
                            TOWN HERALD                                                   For Official HOA News & Information

                                                                                 Volume 8, Issue 11, November 2006
                                   Legacy Park HOA
                                   3900 Legacy Park Blvd.
                                                                                           WANTED: CANDIDATES FOR
                                  Suite C-300                                             THE HOA BOARD OF DIRECTORS
                                  Kennesaw, Georgia 30144
                                                                         Two of the five HOA Board of Directors seats will be up for election in
                                                                         2007 at the February 6th Annual Meeting.
2006 Chili Cook off Cancelled
                                                                         If you are excited about volunteerism and becoming more involved in you
We are sorry to announce                                                 community…
that the Chili Cook off has
been cancelled. There are                                                If you have ideas for improving our community……
too many activities going
on at one time to ensure                                                 If you are willing to lend your expertise to help our community with
the safety of our residents                                              budgetary and maintenance decisions………
and to put on a quality                                                  Then this is your opportunity to make a difference and get involved in the
event. So save those                                                     decisions that affect your community. Qualifications for prospective board
recipes, work on                                                         members: Interest, Talent, Time and a Desire to serve the residents of
improving them, and we will see                                          Legacy Park on its governing board. Board members must be able to
you next year.                                                           attend a minimum of 2 monthly meetings and participate in LP activities and
                                                                         special meetings.

                                                                         If service on the Board is of interest to you, or if you know someone that you
                                                                         believe would be a good Board Member, talk to him/her about becoming a
Family Campout                                                           candidate. You may nominate yourself or someone else who as agreed to
 November 4th                                                            be a candidate by contacting Lisa Neff at 770-919-2556 or via e-mail at
 The Bandstand
 Starts at 5:00pm                                                        A list of candidates along with their biographies will be in the December
                                                                         Town Herald. Look for up-to-date information at and in
                                                                         the upcoming issues of the Town Herald.

          Inside this Issue . . . .                                      Deadlines for candidates for the 2007 Board of Directors Election:

HOA News & Information ........................ 2                            ·   Board nominations due to HOA office by November 30th
HOA Board Notes ...................................... 3                     ·   Candidate biographies due to the HOA office by December 8th
Breakfast With Santa.....................................4
Activities & Events ...................................... 6
Tennis News ................................................. 8                        See Inside for These Upcoming Events:
Classifieds ...................................................... 9          Legacy Park’s                Breakfast          The Lighting
Club News .................................................... 10                   5K                        with                 of
School News....................................................12           Survival Challenge               Santa             The Tree
Pumpkinfest Recap ...................................... 14
Investment Focus ......................................... 16
Events Calendar & Financial Update ....... 18
HOA Directory ............................................ 19
H          OA News & Information
                                    LEGACY PARK CITIZEN OF THE YEAR

      With the holiday season fast approaching, let’s take a minute to think about all the
      wonderful events that we enjoy in Legacy Park and the people who make them
      happen!   Do you know of a great coach or a great director of activities for kids or
      adults?  Have you noticed a Legacy Park resident who gives time to make the lives of
      neighbors better?  Show them your appreciation by nominating them for Legacy Park
      Citizen of the Year.  Town Council will be accepting nominations for COY through
      December 2006.  Please nominate a candidate with outstanding community
      involvement during 2006 by the method easiest for you - online at,
      via email to a Town Council officer (see inside back cover), or with a letter dropped off
      at the HOA office.

      Our 2006 COY will be announced during the Legacy Park Annual Homeowners’ Meeting in February.  If
      you have questions or would like more information, please contact Michele Poole, Town Council secretary,


                                                                       The HOA is
                                                                       working on the
                                                                       2007 Legacy
                                                                       Park Directory.
                                                                       You will find the
                                                                       directory form
It’s time to make plans to decorate your neighborhood entry.           enclosed for your
Legacy Park is especially beautiful during the holidays thanks to      completion. You
the wonderful decorations each neighborhood provides. Many             must complete a new form to be included in the
neighborhoods collect donations and residents young and old            2007 directory. If you do not complete a form,
work together on this fun project.                                     you will NOT be listed in the directory. Return
                                                                       the form to the HOA or complete the on-line
In the spirit of friendly competition, the entryways will be judged.   form by December 1st to be included in the
Decorations should be up by December 9th. The winning                  directory .
neighborhood will receive a party for all participating families, so
keep track of everyone helping out, including those who
contribute donations. HAVE FUN!!! And may the best
neighborhood win!

                                             Legacy Lighting of the Tree

    Mark your calendars for the start of the Holiday Season on Friday, December 1, 2006 for the
    Lighting of the Tree. This will take place at the Amphitheatre from 6:30-8. The Kennesaw
    Chorus along with the Big Shanty Chorus will be there to get us into the festive mood.

    We will be collecting canned foods and toys for a Cobb County organization to be distributed
    and these can be placed under the tree prior to the event.

    Be sure to bring a flashlight , a battery operated candle or a dripless candle so you can
    participate in one of the songs the Chorus’ will be performing to make it a magical night

2     HOA News & Information
The HOA is very excited to be working                                         “Unofficial” Notes
with Hutcheson Horticultural Company!
They began maintaining Legacy Park                         At the September 19th board meeting, the board:
property on September 5th. We are sure                          • Approved additional funds to complete brick
that you have noticed what a great job they have done in           repair throughout the park.
just the 2 months they have been here. We are looking           • Approved additional funds to complete landscape
forward to great accomplishments working with                      redesigns at the main entrance to Legacy Park
Hutcheson!!!                                                       Circle.
                                                                • Discussed the recent Survey Report (printed in
                                                                   the September Town Herald), the cancellation of
                                                                   the contract with Tidal Wave Swim Foundation,
        A Word from the President of                               and the Communications, Rental and Elections
      Hutcheson Horticultural Company                              committees.

The team at Hutcheson Horticultural is honored that the    The minutes of each Board meeting are typically
Legacy Park homeowners association has entrusted us        approved at the board meeting the following month.
to maintain and enhance your neighborhood. Our goal        Once the minutes are approved, they may be viewed in a
is to consistently perform regular maintenance duties to   secured section (for Legacy Park homeowners only) of
the highest standards while continuously improving your    the Legacy Park website or in the Legacy Park HOA
landscape. We believe this can be accomplished by          office. If you would like access to the secured portion of
staying focused and open communication by both             the website, you will need to contact the HOA office for
parties. With time and effort we hope to provide           log-in information..
services that will allow your landscape to become what
your homeowners expect and deserve.                                            CALLING ALL
                                                                            GRAMERCY, PALISADES
Sincerely,                                                                & WINTERTHUR RESIDENTS
Mark Hutcheson
                                                                       During the development of Legacy Park, the
                                                                       homes in Gramercy, Palisades and Winterthur
COVENANT REMINDER – HOLIDAY DECORATIONS                                had gas lights installed in front of their homes.
                                                                       While these lamp posts add a warm and
                                                                       friendly feel to the community, they are another
   Holiday displays must not create a nuisance for         item that must be maintained on a regular basis. Before
   adjacent property owners. All holiday                   the HOA begins sending out individual letters to
   decorations including lighting displays should not      homeowners, we would like for you to take this opportunity
   attract significant or increased traffic flow.          to make sure that the lamp post in front of your home is
   Holiday season displays may only be used from           working properly.
   Thanksgiving through the weekend following
   New Years Day.                                          There are vendors that can help with repairs or for those
   Decorations for other holidays may only be              “do it yourselfers” supplies may be purchased at various
   displayed up to two weeks in advance of the             venues. If you need assistance locating a vendor, please
   occasion, or the month of the occasions                 contact the HOA office or visit our website for the preferred
   whichever is longer, and must be removed no             providers list. Thank you for your cooperation!
   later than seven days following the holiday.

                                                                    Your resource for the latest
                                                                    news, activities and events
                                                                    happening in Legacy Park

                                                                                         HOA News & Information    3
                                               Legacy Park Webmaster
    The Legacy Park HOA is currently accepting bids for the maintenance of the Legacy Park
    website in 2007. Candidates must have experience in website development with great web
    production skills. The ideal candidate will possess the ability to create web content
    independently, but also take direction in a team-based environment. A great attention to
    detail and proven expertise in web development is a must.
    Please include the following information with your resume and bid for the job:

        •   Years of experience developing business websites.
        •   Turn around time that is guaranteed for updates to a website.
        •   Backup person in charge of website in your absence.
        •   Experience working and managing PayPal interface programs.
        •   A portfolio of your work and list of websites to view.

    You may submit your resume to Lisa Neff at or via fax at 770-919-0066. If you
    have any questions, contact the HOA office at 770-919-2556.

   SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9TH                                                   BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
SPONSORED BY JOHNNY’S PIZZA                                      Name:

Legacy Park, Johnny’s Pizza, and Santa have
teamed up for the sixth year to offer this popular               Address:
breakfast event. It is a great time for children to
meet with Santa, give him their wish lists, and enjoy
a fun family breakfast. Reservations are required,
and seating is limited. Three seating times are
available: 8:30, 9:45 and 10:45. The cost is $5 per
adult and $3 per child. Please fill out the reservation           # of Adults:                     x $5.00 =
form and submit it with a check (payable to Legacy
Park) to the HOA office as soon as possible to
reserve your table. Reservations go quickly and we
                                                                  # of Children:                   x $3.00 =
don’t want anyone to be disappointed, so please act
now. Forms and checks may also be left in the                                                       Total Due:
locked drop-box outside the HOA office before and
after business hours.

We especially want to thank Legacy Park residents                                Seating Time Preference
Chris & Susan Martin and Lee & Twyla Strasburg,                             (please indicate a 1st and 2nd choice):
the owners of Johnny’s Pizza for hosting this event
at their restaurant. Each year they open the
restaurant early and provide a full staff to prepare
and serve the breakfast. Thank you!                                           8:30               9:45             10:45

                                                                        Be Sure to Bring Your Camera to Capture
                                                                             Memories of This Fun Event!

4   HOA News & Information
                                1765 Roswell Road, Marietta
MATHEWS          (770) 565-0571
                                     Showroom Hours:
                                   M - F 9 - 5, Sat. 10 - 5
carpet company
                             LEGACY PARK’S 5K SURVIVAL CHALLENGE
 When: Saturday, November 18, 3pm - 5pm

 Where: Legacy Park’s Town Green, Kennesaw, Georgia

 Who:      This race is for everyone: Walkers, Runners, Strollers & All Ages

          Registration Fee: $15 pre-registration / $20 day of the race
          Registration forms available in the HOA Office

 Winterthur resident and Lung Cancer warrior Jim Sargeant’s 5K for Lung Cancer Research is coming up fast! Please
 sign up and come out and run, walk and play at this event. There will be moonwalks, a DJ, face painting and more.
 All registered runners and walkers will receive a t-shirt. Sign up sheets are available at the HOA office and at many
 Legacy Park Events. Sponorship opportunities are still available. Call Mary Felts at 678-354-7731 or e-mail her at

 This race is supported by: Lung Cancer Caring Ambassadors Program
                                    St. Joseph’s Hospital
                                  Winship Cancer Institute

                                               RUN TIL’ YOUR DONE!

The City of Kennesaw Comprehensive Plan Public Participation Open House and Forum.

    •   Do you have a vision for how Kennesaw should look, feel and function in 20 years?
    •   What’s important to you to develop, improve, or preserve in Kennesaw?
    •   Do you have solutions to issues regarding land use, housing, historic preservation, commercial development,
        parks and recreation, city services, transportation?

Then join us Thursday, November 2nd.  City of Kennesaw Community Center, 2753 Watts Drive, for an
Open House  from 2-6pm. An opportunity for residents to share their vision for a growing Kennesaw and participate in
one-on-one discussions with City representatives.  

Public Information and Visioning Discussion  From 7-9pm facilitated by MacTec (project consultants) and City
representatives. Call Darryl Simmons at (770) 424-8274 for more information.

 Movie Night - RV

 The movie night was so
 well attended, we had over
 400 people there. The
 weather was just right, too
 with a little chill in the air.
 RV seemed to get a lot of
 laughs, from adults and
 children. It was great to
 see Cub Scout Pack 002 kicking off their
 fundraising, selling food and drinks. Thank you
 to Rita Cymbalista of Coldwell Banker for
 sponsoring Cinema Night, and for always being
 both a wonderful sponsor and resident.

6   Activities & Events
                          SANTA VISITS LEGACY PARK @ LEGACY PERK

Friday, December 1 – 9 am to 5 pm
Saturday, December 2 – noon to 7 pm

Santa is once again making his traditional stop in Legacy Park! This is a great opportunity for
children to meet with Santa and have their portrait made without the long lines at the mall.
Thomas James Photography will capture your little ones’ unique expressions as they visit
with Santa and whisper what they want for Christmas. 

Appointment times are limited and the schedule fills quickly, so call today! Payment is due at the time of your scheduled
sitting. Packages are $40.00 and include: Photo CD with full release for printing and 1-4x6 of each photo taken. Payment
can be made with check or cash only. Packages will be available for pick up by December 8 at the ERA office.

Please contact Tara Douglas at ERA with Legacy Park to schedule your appointment by phone at 770-423-9494 or via e-

Thank you to our sponsors: ERA at Legacy Park, Legacy Perk and Dr. Gold of Health Quest Chiropractic

Julie Jansen
   Closing Loans That Open Doors
     Call me about:
       Residential Mortgages
       Commercial and Investment Loans
       Home Equity Loans
       Debt Consolidation
       No Interest Loan Refinance
 Office: 770-953-2727                      Cell: 678-939-5168
  Morgan Toms Mortgage Consultants, Inc.       771 Shallowford Road
  Residential & Commercial Lending             Kennesaw, GA 30144
                  Georgia Mortgage Liscense #15262

                           Legacy Park resident wants to help you
                           with all your real estate needs.

                           RESIDENTIAL BROKERAGE
                           1635 Old 41 Hwy. Ste. 104
                           Kennesaw, GA 30152

T       ennis News                                                                       Slice Backhands
                                                                             by Adam Grandstaff, Legacy Park’s Tennis Pro

            Most players that have problems executing the shot well are often off-balance when
            trying to hit it, so I think it’s important to start with the basics and try and get your
shoulders level so that you will be nicely balanced, even if you’re moving while hitting the ball,
like on an approach shot. When preparing, try and take your racket back slightly higher than the
height at which you’re going to strike the ball, so that you can swing through the shot from high to
low, which will allow you to get the slice on the ball.  The angle of the racket face on contact with
the ball is the most important thing to think about when trying to hit spin on any shot.   If you have
the racket face too closed when you’re trying to hit slice then you will end up hitting it too flat, and
if it’s too open then you will end up hitting too much spin or the ball will go pretty much straight up
in the air.  Once you start your swing try and make sure you hit through the ball, and try and finish
the stroke with your racket pointing somewhere in the direction of the area of the court you’re
aiming for, which will stop you from swinging too wildly and losing control of the shot. And, last but not least,
always remember to watch the ball!  Most players are guilty at one time or another of missing shots because
they start to look at their target area instead of concentrating on the shot.

        Men’s &                             DRILLS,                                                Juniors

     Ladies’ Nights                        LESSONS,                                4:00 - 4:30 (3 - 5 years old), Tuesdays
    Ladies - Mondays 7 - 8 pm
                                           & MIXERS                                4:30 - 5:30 (6 - 13 years old), Tuesdays
     Men - Mondays 8 - 9 pm                      Morning Drills
    All levels of play are welcome!
                                                                                  4:00 - 4:30 (3 - 5 years old), Wednesdays
         (Cost: $10 per person)                                                  4:30 - 5:30 (6 to 12 years old), Wednesdays
                                               9:30 - 10:30 am
                                        Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays                             October Mixers

                                              Tournament Juniors                        Friday, November 10th @ 7:30pm
                                                                                         Saturday, November 25th - One
                                      5:30 - 7:00 pm Mondays and Thursdays             hour free drill @ 6:00pm. The Mixer
                                                                                                 starts at 7:00pm

8     Tennis News
HOUSE FOR SALE: House in Lullwater. 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 baths, sunroom, 2--story family room with built -ins. Brazilian
cherry “real” hardwood floors throughout the main floor, stainless steel appliances in the kitchen. Only house in Lullwater
with smooth ceilings. Fenced in backyard on a quiet street. $209,900.00. For details or a showing call Tracey at
770.514.1326 or e-mail for pictures

FOR SALE: 3-piece entertainment unit holds up to 32” TV, equipment storage below, glass shelving with light on sides.
Like new. Asking $750.00. 770-794-0464.

FOR SALE: SNAPPER SR 1028 Lawn Tractor/Mower. Briggs & Stratton 10 HP engine, 28” Hi-Vac cutting deck. Garage
kept by original owner. Runs perfectly. New right front tire, new battery. Blade recently sharpened. Ramp included. $549.

FOR SALE: Custom made computers – brand new. Pentium or AMD processor, 256 MB RAM, 40 gb hard drive, CD/
DVD combo. $250. LP resident. 770-424-1916.

FOR SALE: Stainless Steel 22.6 Cu. Ft. Side-by-Side Frigidaire refrigerator.  Used only 10 months. GREAT condition. 
Must sell!  Please email or call 770-499-9179 for more info or to make an offer.

FOR SALE: Ping Pong Table. Tournament quality by Stiga. Great Condition. Comes with 6 high-quality paddles, 4 balls,
2 nets. Folds for storage. Asking $325 ($650 new!). Call 770-485-5731.

MUSICIANS WANTED: Looking for musicians to play with for fun. Influences range from: Beatles – Zepplin – U2 – etc.
Call 770-485-5731.

WANTED: General Maintenance foreman and Handyman to supervise company for residential service work in Legacy
Park. Must be customer oriented with good communication skills. Hand tools and diverse repair experience required. Fax
resumes to 404-806-4320 or call company owner at Ryden Contracting, Inc. 770-853-5700.

INVESTMENT REPRESENTATIVE APPRENTICE PROGRAM:  Recent university/college graduates who have
demonstrated top-level ambition and responsibility.  These candidates will make ideal investment representatives but
would like to first gain financial-services industry or sales experience.  Duration is 9 months.  Apprentice will work full
time in Edward Jones Investment office.  This is a paid position.  For more information contact Mike Sesan, Edward
Jones Investments at (770) 422-4946.

WANTED: After school care for 3rd and 1st grader in my home. Monday through Friday 2:30 – 4:30 pm. Call Christy or
Richard Bracken for details. 770-423-9623.

IN-HOME TUTORING AVAILABLE: Certified and experienced teacher, BS in Education. Grades K – 6th. Also, proven
success with children who have special needs. Please call Carol at 404-428-8726.

Accounting & Tax office in Acworth has position available. The ideal candidate will be responsible for payroll, financial
statement, and tax preparation. Must be detailed oriented and possess excellent computer skills. Public accounting
experience a plus. Please email your resume to

Accounting & Tax office in Acworth has part-time position available. The ideal candidate must possess excellent
interpersonal and communication skills. Must be detailed oriented and possess excellent computer skills. Duties to
include answering telephone, scheduling appointments, and other admin tasks. Tax and accounting office experience a
plus. Please email your resume to

                                                                                                                Classifieds   9
C  lub News
      Legacy Park Garden Club
                                                          NORTH COBB LACROSSE PARENTS
For all of the Garden
Enthusiasts or Garden Lovers
looking to learn more, Legacy                        PARENT RULES CLINIC - On Saturday,
Park is forming its very own                         November 4th, Trident Lacrosse is offering a
Garden Club under the National                       FREE rules clinic to North Cobb Lacrosse
Garden Club of Georgia. You will learn how to        parents.  The clinic will go over everything you
make your gardens grow and make our                  need to know about the game.  The women’s
beautiful Legacy Park sparkle even more.             clinic will be from 9:00 am - 10:30 am and the
                                                     men’s clinic will be from 10:30 am - 12:00 pm.  It’s
Our first meeting was a success and we look          always great to know what you are watching and
forward to October’s meeting. Look for dates         cheering for.  This is a great and FREE
and time on the website.          opportunity.  Seats are limited so please email
We look forward to seeing you there!        to confirm your spot. 
                                                     Trident is located off of Canton Hwy about 3/4 of
For more information, or to become a                 mile from the Sandy Plains intersection (towards
Charter Member of The Legacy Park Garden             Marietta).
Club, please contact Sharon Hamilton at               
(678) 581-5987 or e-mail The Legacy Park
Garden Club at:

                                                       VIKING PAINTING, INC.
                                                            Residential Repaint Specialist
                                                -   Interior/Exterior
                                                -   High Quality Materials         $200.00 OFF
                                                -   Licensed/Insured               For Legacy Park
                                                -   2 Year Warranty
                                                -   Deck Staining                  (for jobs over $2,000.00)
                                                -   Pressure Wash: Driveways,
                                                    Patios, Fences, etc.
                                                                                Call for your free estimate:
                                                    * Many References
                                                available in Legacy Park*        770-993-3325

10   Club News
                       “DR. FIXIT, PhD”
                   Professional Home Dabbler
                                                               •    Decks
                    No Job Too Small, Just Call                •    Electrical

                   MICHAEL COOPER                              •    Plumbing
                                                               •    Maintenance
                       770-974-2390                            •    Painting
                                                               •    Woodworking
                  Your Satisfaction - Our Concern              •    Installation

                Non-Smoker Insured Non-Drinker
                                                               •    Assembling
                                                               •    Repairs
                                                               •    Carpentry

                       For more information contact:
                       Jeremy Dreisbach, President
                       Office: 404-432-7134

              We pick up what your dog leaves behind

              Our Paws R Clean
              A Pet Waste Management Company

                                          10% Off All in Stock Merchandise
                                            for Legacy Park Residents
                                                                                                         family law
                                                        with ad
                                           (may not be combined with other discounts)
                                                                                                     Daryl L. Kidd, P.C.
                                                                                         •   Divorce                •   Custody & Support Revisions
                   Large selection of candles                                            •   Custody                •   Restraining Orders
              Candle holders and other accessories                                       •   Child Support          •   Paternity
                                                                                         •   Adoptions              •   Family Violence
                Gift baskets for every occasion
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Publix at Kennesaw Walk Shopping Center
Corner of Jiles Rd. and Baker Rd.           770-426-5686                                            770-499-1274

              IN SMARTMONEY
                          S             M
 SmartMoney magazine has named Edward Jones the No. 1 full-service
                     IN MART ONEY
 broker in its annual brokerage survey. Edward Jones placed ahead of                                 osten Tax Group, Inc.
 seven other firms and received the highest rankings in all four categories                             Priscilla Costen, EA*, MBA
 surveyed by the magazine: stock picking, customer satisfaction, trust and              *Licensed To Practice Before The Internal Revenue Service
 customer statements. The ranking was reported in the magazine’s August
                                2005 issue. Thanks to you, our clients and                                770-516-1648
Mike Sesan                      friends, for helping us achieve this
                                                                                                5184 Bells Ferry Rd., Acworth 30102
3655 Cherokee Street            accomplishment.
Suite 9
Kennesaw, GA 30144
Member SIPC
S     chool News & Information
                                               KENNESAW ELEMENTARY
September came to a roaring close with the first Silent & Live auction for   KES FAMILY NIGHTS              November 28th 5-8PM
KES! We had over 140 parents and KES staff and teachers bidding on                                          Dave’s Grill (Legacy Park)
an array of items from candle baskets, class creations, restaurant gift      November 14th 6-8PM             
certificates, Hotel stays, Bella Curbing, Panama City fishing trips, golf    Steak’nShake (Barrett Pkwy)    December 12th 6-8PM
outings, autographed memorabilia, and much more! The Live auction                                           Steak ‘n Shake
consists of a 1990 VCR that sold for $20.00 - without the remote! 2          November 21st 6-8PM             
Roundtrip tickets on Air Tran, 2 - nights stay at Barnsely Gardens and 2     Ci Ci’s (Acworth)              December 16th
rounds of golf, Walt Disney tickets and Universal Tickets! The bidding                                      Ci Ci’s
for the Principal For A Day got heated. Two fathers generously decided                                       
to pay and have 2 winners! We munched on wonderful food catered by
Cecilia from the Nick of Thyme. Thank you to the Southern Museum of
Civil War and Locomotive History in Downtown Kennesaw for graciously                   BIG SHANTY INTERMEDIATE
hosting this event.
                                                                                      Upcoming Dates to Remember:
November will be a busy month for KES as well. Remember to VOTE
on November 7th,, school will be closed that day as KES serves as               No School November 7th
Polling Place. With the day off from “studies” students can perfect their
jump roping. The annual JUMP ROPE FOR HEART will be held after                  Thanksgiving Holidays November 22-24th
school on Thursday, November 8th. (Kindergartners will be jumping
during regular school hours.) Big Shanty Siblings are welcome to join in        General PTA meeting December 5th @ 6:30 pm
the jumping at KES. Parents, this is always a huge event & many
volunteers are needed – so please help if you are able! Let’s top our           Early Release - December 6th
record from last year! Don’t put away those gardening tools & gloves
just yet! Campus Cleanup will be held from 8 AM – 12 noon on                    Spirit Wear Day every Friday
Saturday, November 11th. This is a great opportunity for Cub Scouts,
Girl Scouts or your church group to be involved with a community
environmental effort! Meet at the front of KES with work gloves & any
garden tools. As always, the first 50 participants receive a free T-shirt.
                                                                                   AWTREY MIDDLE SCHOOL
Enjoy your family during the Thanksgiving Break November 22 – 24.
Let us all remember how thankful we are to live in such a wonderful
community in a FREE country!                                                 Awtrey was recently recognized for earning the 2006
                                                                             Bronze Award for the Greatest Gain in Meeting and
Winter rolls in decked with Jingle Bells & Holiday Carols as the PTSA        Exceeding Standards for state testing.  This award was
hosts Secret Santa Workshop will be on Saturday, December 2 from             presented by the Governor’s Office of Student
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Bring the whole family for lots of fun. Many         Achievement.  Congratulations to our students, staff and
wonderful vendors will be on-site so that parents can do some holiday        all members of our school community!
shopping. Meanwhile, children can do their own shopping in our Secret
Santa room. All gifts in the children’s shopping area will be priced at $2   Please continue to check Awtrey’s web site for updated
each and plenty of volunteers will be on hand to help with gift-wrapping.    information.  For this coming month, we will be helping our
The children can also participate in crafts and get a picture taken with     families needing assistance with food during the
Santa. The PTSA will hold a bake sale as well. Please come join the          Thanksgiving Holiday.  Please look for more information
fun! ADMISSION IS FREE! Kennesaw Elementary is located at the                about this service to our community, and we would
corner of Jiles Road and Main Street in Kennesaw                             appreciate any help your family can provide.

 Plan your shopping accordingly as Early release will be on Wednesday,       Happy Holidays!
December 6th. Don’t forget to attend the KES PTSA Meeting at 6:30
PM on Thursday, December 7th. Come along & join in the Sing –A-Long
on Friday December 21st as we say good –bye to 2006. Winter break                        UPCOMING EVENTS:
begins on December 22 – January 7th, 2007 - maybe we will have a little
“cold white stuff” during our break. Have a safe, happy & healthy                11/7: Student Holiday
holiday season from the KES PTSA & see y’all in 2007!                            11/14: 6th Grade Band Concert, 7:00 p.m.
                                                                                 11/15: End of 2nd 4 ½ weeks
                                                                                 11/22-24: Thanksgiving Holiday
                                                                                 11/27: 4 ½ week progress report distribution

12           School News & Information
                                     ST. CATHERINE OF SIENNA
National Make-A-Difference Day was celebrated by St. Catherine of Siena
Catholic School on Friday, October 27, 2006.  The parent volunteers at St.
Catherine organized a marathon Make-A-Difference Day by sending almost
300 students in 15 different directions to help others.  During this day, the SCS
children reached out to the ill, the hungry, the poor, elderly and the civic
community to bring a spirit of humanity to their day.  Some of the charities
targeted for this day included:  Scott’s Sprit, St. Vincent de Paul in Chamblee,
Atlanta Women’s Shelter, Habitat for Humanity, local nursing homes, MUST
Ministries, and the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Home. 

St. Catherine of Siena Catholic School, based in Kennesaw, serves students in kindergarten through 7th grade with the
addition of 8th grade in 2007.  A comprehensive curriculum is provided in mathematics, science, language arts and social
studies as well as religion, foreign language, computer technology, music, art and physical education.

                                                  NORTH COBB HIGH SCHOOL

       North Cobb High School Hall of                               North Cobb High School November Schedule:
        Fame Induction Ceremony
                                                                    Varsity Football 
 With 48 years of great athletic accomplishments,                   11-03-06  NCHS vs Etowah @ NCHS  7:30 p.m.
 North Cobb High School hosted it’s first ever Hall of              11-10-06  NCHS vs Marietta @ NCHS 7:30 p.m. also senior night
 Fame game to honor 12 individuals for their tremendous
 contributions to the North Cobb High School Athletic               Varsity& JV Basketball:
 Program. Mr. Joseph Sharp, Athletic Director and Mr. Gary          Warrior Classic   11/18/2006 @ NCHS 12:00 - 7:30 p.m.
 Boling, Principal of NCHS congratulated each inductee              Warrior Classic   11/21/2006 @ NCHS   4:30 - 7:30 p.m.
 and presented them with a plaque during the half time              11-28-06  JV - home game @ 4:30 & 7:30 p.m.
 celebration game against Campbell High on Friday,                  12-01-06  JV & Varsity - home games @ 4:30, 6:00 & 7:30 p.m.
 October 6, 2006. All the inductees enjoyed VIP treatment
 throughout the evening and topped off the night with and           Lacrosse:  Girls
 exciting double over time win by NCHS. “It was such an             Nov 11th & 12th  Girls Lacrosse clinic; ages 12-18 @ NCHS  Visit
 exciting time, it was so great to be able to honor such   for details & fee info.
 deserving members of the North Cobb family,” said Gary
 Boling.                                                            Wrestling:
                                                                    Strength training has begun.  Please see Coach Lanier for details

                                                                    Off season conditioning begins Nov 6th.  Please see Coach Callahan
                                                                    for details. Tryouts scheduled in Feb. 2007

                                                                    Cross Country Track :
                                                                    11/02/2006  Region meet @ Jim Miller Park.  See Coach Yoder for

                                                                    5AAAAA Region Competition 11/04/2006 @ Woodland High School
                                                                    State Cheerleading Competition 11/11/2006 in Columbus GA.
                                                                    See Julie Hopp for details.

                                                                    NCHS Dates for Parents to Remember:
 Hall of Fame Inductees:
                                                                    Nov 7th - Student holiday, teacher workday
Larry Nelson, Kim Robertson, Shannon Averrill Sylvester,            Nov 13th - Report card distribution
Stan Meek, Virginia Diedrich, Clete Cole, Allen Kemp, David         Nov 22nd thru 24th - No School, Thanksgiving Holiday.
Scandrett, Albert Matthews, Emory Sewell (Mrs. Sewell,              Nov 11th - Cobb tree planting. Volunteers needed see Dr. Petelle.
accepted the award on behalf of her late husband), Al Cole
and David Jiles.

                                                                                                 School news & Information   13
                           PUMPKINFEST 2006
               The day was beautiful and the pumpkins were plentiful. The Pumpkinfest was a huge success.
               The Cub Scout Pack 002 sold out of their food and provided some of the freshest, prettiest
               pumpkins yet. The children delighted in the hayride, bounce and slide. The face painting and
               pumpkin painting tables were always crowded and it looked like every child was able to decorate
               a Halloween cookie. Thank you to all of our sponsors and vendors for making this a fun filled
               event. Thanks to Joanne Weaver for all her work on making this event wonderful!

                                                                      THANK YOU TO OUR
                                                                    WONDERFUL PUMPKINFEST

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                                                                            EAST COBB PEDIATRICS

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Pumpkinfest Recap
                                                 Investment Focus

                                           Gen-Xers Face Retirement Challenge

                                         Mike Sesan, Edward Jones Investments

If you have children or grandchildren born in “Generation X” - loosely defined as those people born between 1965
and 1980 - they still have quite a ways to go before retirement. But that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t be thinking about
retirement - and saving for it.

Unfortunately, many members of the Gen-X cohort are doing a poor job of retirement planning. About half of all
workers born between 1965 and 1972 are “at risk” of having too little money to maintain their standard of living during
retirement, according to the National Retirement Risk Index created by the Center for Retirement Research at Boston
College. (This study didn’t include the younger Gen-Xers because their financial histories are not considered long
enough to yield meaningful interpretations of future behavior.)

The Retirement Risk Index uses a variety of variables to come up with its projections, but they pretty much boil down
to one conclusion: Older Gen-Xers aren’t saving enough to pay for the type of retirement they’d like to have.

If you think your child or grandchild - let’s call her “Jen” - might be in the low-savings group, what changes can you
encourage her to make to reach a different - and more favorable - destination? Here are a few suggestions:

    ·   Don’t panic. Gen-Xers have got one really good asset on their side: time. Even the first wave of Generation X
        members have got roughly 25 years until reaching the “typical” retirement age of 65. That means Jen still has
        time to make some moves that can help her make good progress toward her retirement goals - if she doesn’t
        wait too long.
    ·   Take advantage of retirement savings opportunities. If Jen has a 401(k) where she works, encourage her to
        take full advantage of it. Her money will have an opportunity to grow on a tax-deferred basis, and her
        contributions are typically made with pre-tax dollars, which means the more she puts in, the lower her
        adjustable gross income. Ideally, Jen should contribute as much as she can afford, increase her contributions
        whenever she gets a raise, and spread her money among the range of investments available in her plan.
        Also, if Jen can afford it, she should contribute to a Roth or traditional IRA every year. Both offer tax
        advantages and can be funded with money going into virtually any investment - stocks, bonds, government
        securities, etc.
    ·   Identify retirement goals. We all have different visions of the ideal retirement. While Jen might want to work
        until 65 and then open a small business, her friend might want to retire early and travel the world.
        Consequently, the amount Jen will need to save - and even the investment philosophy she follows - should be
        based on her individual retirement goals.
    ·   Get professional help. It’s not always so easy to create and maintain long-term investment strategies. Which
        investments are right for Jen’s individual needs? How aggressive should she be? When should she make
        changes to her portfolio? A financial professional can help Jen answer these and many other questions that
        will arise over the years.

For people in Jen’s age group, retirement may seem like a distant vision. But it’s moving closer every day - and she’ll
want to be ready when it finally arrives. Encourage her to take the steps necessary to prepare herself.

Mike meets with individuals, couples and small business owners. The office is located at 3655 Cherokee Street in
Kennesaw. If interested call (770) 422-4946.

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Cobb Christmas, Inc. is a non-profit, all volunteer organization that was started in 1963 to
assist low-income, working families in Cobb county during the Christmas season.  The
families served must be residents of Cobb, meet income requirements and have
dependent children eighteen years and younger living in the household. Cobb Christmas
along with the Cobb County Department of Family and Children Services screen families
seeking assistance for eligibility each year.  

For most of the families that meet the criteria, the spirit of Christmas is hard to muster
knowing that all of their money must be used for the roof over their head, food and basic necessities. Without the
Cobb Christmas program, their children would not experience the joy and excitement that comes with tearing open
the Christmas gift that is waiting for them on Christmas morning.

Funding for Cobb Christmas is raised locally through the generosity of Cobb County employees, residents, schools,
civic clubs, church groups, businesses, and professional organizations. Because there are no paid staff, nearly 95
percent of funds raised are spent directly on toys and gifts.

In 2005, Cobb Christmas provided assistance to 1,441 families. Toys were provided to 3,963 children and more than
6,000 persons received food. The 2006 distribution of food, toys and gifts will occur at Jim Miller Park on December
15-17. Donations of money, new toys and gifts, non-perishable foods are welcome.  Visit for
more information about volunteering, donations and upcoming events.  Legacy Park Town Council is working on
several opportunities for residents to get involved. Watch for Legacy Park events to benefit Cobb Christmas...coming
          LEGACY PARK’S
       2006 EVENT CALENDAR
                                                                                        YARD OF
                                                                                       THE MONTH
  Every Tuesday, 10:30 am Sunshine Story Time
  Every Wednesday 10:30 am Sunshine Story Time
                                                                                       Annandale - Sweat
  November 4th-------------------Twilight Story Time
                                                                                       Bellingrath - Hansbrough
  November 4th--------------------Family Campout
                                                                                       Carillon - Ahearn
  November 18th------------------5k Survivor Race
                                                                                       Gramercy - ElRifadi/Maghariaf
  December 1st--------------------Lighting of The Tree
                                                                                       Highcroft - Hurst
  December 1st & 2nd------------Pictures with Santa
                                                                                       Kentmere - Genet
  December 9th--------------------Breakfast with Santa
                                                                                       Lullwater - Hauck
                                                                                       Madison - Calhoun
                                                                                       Northgate - Avery
                                                                                       Olmsted - Tulper
                                                                                       Palisades - Westbrook
                                                                                       Revere - Kalber
                                                                                       Winterthur - Mitchell

                                                                           Sponsored by Rita Cymbalista of Coldwell Banker, 404-403-2777

         Financial Update
                                                 Legacy Park                                                         Northgate
In order to fund expenses for
maintenance and upgrades of Legacy               4004 Annandale Main                                                 4438 Highgate Drive
                                                                              4176 Havenwood Court
Park, annual assessments must be levied          4028 Annandale Main                                                 4454 Highgate Drive
                                                                              4216 Highcroft Main
against each property. Our yearly                4030 Annandale Main                                                 4465 Highgate Drive
                                                                              2325 Holden Way
budget is prepared based on the receipt          3651 Bancroft Main                                                  4491 Highgate Drive
                                                                              2335 Holden Way
of these assessments from all                    3652 Bancroft Main                                                  4425 Highgate Drive
                                                                              2337 Holden Way
homeowners. If the assessments are not           3657 Bancroft Main                                                  2712 Northgate Way
                                                                              3696 Iroquis Road
received, our financial position is              4166 Berkley Landing                                                2714 Northgate Way
                                                                              3106 Kirkwood Drive
impacted.                                        4237 Brighton Way                                                   2722 Northgate Way
                                                                              3107 Kirkwood Drive
                                                 4254 Brighton Way            3032 Langley Close                     2726 Northgate Way
According to our records as of 12:00 p.m.        4273 Brighton Way                                                   2733 Northgate Way
                                                                              3946 Lullwater Main
October 15, 2006, the following homes            4274 Brighton Way                                                   2741 Northgate Way
                                                                              3907 Madison Bend
have an outstanding balance with the             4302 Brighton Way                                                   2742 Northgate Way
                                                                              3820 Mast Court
HOA. This information is being                   2429 Brookgreen Commons                                             2749 Northgate Way
                                                                              4091 Mill Creek Gate
provided to keep our members informed            2460 Brookgreen Commons                                             2750 Northgate Way
                                                                              4292 Monticello Way
of the financial status of the association.      3890 Butterstream Way                                               2760 Northgate Way
                                                                              4300 Monticello Way
                                                 3742 Christine Street        4119 Pinemist Lane                     2775 Northgate Way
This is a reminder that pursuant to the          3893 Collier Trace                                                  2777 Northgate Way
                                                                              4260 Revere Walk
Legacy Park Community Association By-            4211 Cornell Crossing                                               2787 Northgate Way
                                                                              4270 Revere Walk
Laws, all privileges are revoked until the       4218 Cornell Crossing                                               2793 Northgate Way
                                                                              3811 Seattle Place
assessments are paid in full. Payments           3005 Cranbrook Walk                                                 2795 Northgate Way
                                                                              3815 Seattle Place
should be made immediately to avoid              3020 Cranbrook Walk                                                 2800 Northgate Way
                                                                              4328 Sentinel Place
additional fees.                                 3026 Cranbrook Walk                                                 4359 Richmond Place
                                                                              4246 Sheffield Court
                                                 3029 Cranbrook Walk          3073 Shelbourne Trace                  4360 Richmond Place
As of October 15, 2006, the delinquent           2984 Downing Lane                                                   4362 Richmond Place
                                                                              3706 Somerset Ridge
amount is as follows:                            4208 Grammercy Main          4141 Springhill Lane
                                                 4209 Gramercy Main           4213 Steeplehill Lane
LP Assessments            $ 54,529.75            3167 Hartness Way            4025 Willowmere Trace
NG Assessments            $ 16,508.44            3175 Hartness Way            2971 Winterthur Court
Late Charges              $ 25,520.00            4174 Havenwood Court
Legal Fees                $ 8,207.51
Total                     $104,765.70

18     2006 Event Calendar & Financial Update
                                                                                                OCTOBER BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
   NEWSLETTER INFORMATION                                                                             “Unofficial” Notes

  For information about advertising in the                                           At the October 19th board meeting, the board:
  Legacy Park Town Herald, please call 770-
  919-2822, ext. 5 or e-mail                                                                •    Approved a motion to appoint a Clubhouse Ad space is                                                         Committee to begin working on recommendations for
  limited; scheduled ads are due by the 15th of                                                  the board regarding a clubhouse in Legacy Park.
  the month. Information about advertising is                                               •    Approved a motion to allow exceptions, on a case-
  also available online at                                                   by-case basis, to the current policy of closing the
                                                                                                 Town Green & Baseball Field from November 15 –
  The deadline for articles for the December                                                     March 1.  The Board voted to allow the adult soccer
  issue is Friday, November 10th. Articles                                                       group to play during the closed time 1 ½ hours per
  should be sent to                                                                              week.                                                                •    Approved the appointment of Mary Lee Tripoli as the
                                                                                                 chairperson of the Election Committee.
  The advertisements contained herein are paid                                              •    Discussed the status of hiring an Activities Director,
  advertisements. The information is provided                                                    the additional lighting at the Main Pool, and the
  by the service provider. The Legacy Park                                                       replacement of the vending machines in Legacy
  HOA makes no specific recommendations for                                                      Park.
  any particular company, individual, or service.

                                              LEGACY PARK CONTACT INFORMATION
                                                                                                 Committees & Groups
HOA Board Members                                                                                Activities Comm., Richard Bracken ....
President: Daryl Kidd ...............................                  Amenities Comm., Susan
Vice President: Mike Sesan .....................                       Communications Comm., Gina
Vice President: Jeff Miller ........................                  Cub Scouts, Lisa Briggs (Cub Master) .......................... 678-797-0660
Treasurer: David Kirkland .................                                                                     
Secretary: Mike Riedesel .....................
                                                                                                 Environmental Committee, Tony Taylor .....
HOA Office, Suite C-300, Town Fair                                                               Finance Comm., Doug Tulper .....................
HOA Main Office .......................................................... 770-919-2556          Landscape Committee, Angela Paine ........
HOA Fax ........................................................................ 770-919-0066    Mens’s Club, Tom King..................................................770-794-6869
Property Manager, Lisa Neff .......................................... 770-919-2556              Woman’s Club, Trasey Welton (President) .................... 770-429-3230
Activities & Events Manager (open) ..............................770-919-2647
Account Manager, Vickie                                    Sports Leagues
Covenant Enforcement, Joanne Weaver .......                               Adult Flag Football, Brian Jeske ................................... 770-419-2401
Town Herald Editor, Tracey Viars .......                               Adult Soccer, Don Ahearn, Edgardo Pineda...................770-423-1162
Town Council                                                                                     Swim Lessons, Lola Hartness ......................
President: Tina Shambaugh .........................                       Swim Team, Traci Buck ......................
Vice President: Brandi May ................                           Tennis Committee, Stephanie Taney .............................. 770-792-6811
Secretary: Michele Poole ..................................                    Tennis Pro Office, Adam Grandstaff .............................. 770-795-7926
   Please visit the Neighborhood section of the Legacy Park website for                                ,
      a list of individual neighborhood Town Council representatives.                            Youth Flag Football, Teresa Upshaw ............................. 678-354-6827
                                                                                                 Youth Soccer, Richard Bracken ..................................... 770-423-9623
Legacy Park Website -                                                         Youth Coach Pitch, Lucy Ackert................
Webmaster, Kim Solomon ......................                           Youth T-Ball, Juan Alarcon ............................................ 770-425-8115
                                             November 2006
Sunday           Monday                Tuesday              Wednesday              Thursday               Friday                   Saturday
                                                            Story Time       1                  2                     3        HOA Office        4
                                                            10:30 am                                                           Open 9 - 11 am
                                                                                                                               Twilight Story Time
                                                                                                                                    7:00 pm
                                                                                                                                Family Campout
                                                                                                                                    5:00 pm
         5                     6    Story Time         7                     8                   9                    10                         11
                                                           Story Time                                  Tennis Mixer
                                    10:30 am
                                                           10:30 am                                     7:30 pm
                                   Applications Due
                                   Board Planning           Town Council
                                   Session 6:30 pm         Meeting 7:30 pm
         12                 13      Story Time        14     Story Time   15                    16                        17                     18
                                    10:30 am                 10:30 am                                                              5K Survivor
              Finance Committee                                                     Board Meeting
               Meeting 7:30 pm                                                   7:00 pm HOA Office                                 Challenge
                                                                                                                                   3 pm - 5 pm
         19                         Story Time        21   Story Time     22                   23                     24                        25
                            20                                                                                                 Tennis
                                    10:30 am               10:30 am                                                            Free Drill 6:00 pm /
                                                                                         Happy Thanksgiving                    Mixer 7:00 pm
                                                                                         HOA Office Closed
         26               27        Story Time    28                      29                    30
                                    10:30 am                                                             Please remember to recycle your
                                                                                                         batteries by dropping them off at
                                                                                                         the boxes provided by the tennis
                                                                                                         courts and at the HOA office

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