This event is hosted by Gwinnett Chatt Outreach. We are so excited to be able to support Gwinnett Chat and have a wonderful evening at the same time. Gwinnett has its' own version of Dancing With The Stars. Our version is The Dancing Stars of Gwinnett. Anytime we can support our youth, we will do so.
Ryan Cox is the Founder of Gwinnett Chatt Outreach. He was born and raised in Chattanooga Tennessee, hence the “Chatt” in the name of the organization. He tries to hold on to his Tennessee roots here and there. In moving to Georgia years ago, and living in Gwinnett County for over 10 years; Ryan has grown a passion for Gwinnett County and its residents.
As a resident of the county, Ryan began to notice a social justice gap within the communities of Gwinnett. Ryan is not one to play the blame game, he took action by volunteering, continuing to vote, attending local government meetings, and launching Gwinnett Chatt Outreach. He is continuously looking for creative ways to make a difference in his community, and bridge the social injustice gap.
As the founder of Gwinnett Chatt Outreach, Ryan’s goal is to help Gwinnett communities be healthy, well cared for, informed, and thriving. Ryan partners with community leaders, businesses, and the community itself; to develop and conduct public service programs. Ryan’s shared passion for Gwinnett County and the well-being of all its residents, is an extension of who Ryan is at his core.
I had a wonderful Mother's Day Weekend. One of the things I love about Gwinnett County is that there is always something to do here. Whether you live in Lawrenceville, Sugar Hill or Auburn, you can always find something to do. This past weekend was so much fun for me. I started out going to dinner with my family on Friday evening. I love fried crabs and so almost every Friday evening we go out to eat some.
Saturday morning started with me taking my 3 year old granddaughter Carter to free comic book day downtown Lawrenceville at Galatica Comic Book store. That was a lot of fun. She picked up her first comic book which had Wonder Woman on the cover. She loves Wonder Woman and Spiderman. I had to purchase that book, a set of trading cards and a Paw Patrol activity set. I didn't mind because she was able to get 10 free comic books as well.
After we left Galatica, we stopped by to visit SoJe, which was next door and owned by my husband's co-worker and his wife. While in there, I picked up some body butter and a cute little sweat suit for Carter. I am such a pushover for this kid. We then left Soje and went across the street to pick up a balloon and a couple of lollipops. We saw a couple of characters walking around. Carter got to meet one of the Ghost Busters and Zorro.
Our next stop was to Peachtree Cafe' to have brunch and there Carter and I met up with my daughter Dominique for some good food. I love the Reuben from Peachtree Cafe'. I have it at least once a month when I host my Breakfast Club meeting on the 2nd Friday of each month.
Our final stop of the day was Duluth Derby Day. This was a lot of fun, but it was a little chilly. I wished the weather would have been warmer, but the experience was nice. Carter got a chance to ride the horses twice and as soon as we got there we got to take a free picture from a company called Star Pix Photobooth ATL. This was pretty cool, because I wanted to get the pictures of us with our hats on. The night before I had stopped by the thrift store to find the hats and I lucked out. My first thought was order them from Amazon, but I knew that I would probably only wear the hat once, so the thrift store worked out fine.
All in all I had a wonderful weekend. Looking forward to my next adventure which will be this weekend when I visit Calloway Gardens. I'll be sure to share the pictures with you.
Until Next Time
Make It A Great Day!
It was so nice to just outside this weekend and enjoy the St. Patrick Day festival. My husband and I work a lot, so just to be able to sit outside and enjoy the festivities was great. I really appreciated just being out with people from my community. I've made a vow that we will do more of this. Yes we have to work, but I realize that we have to live also. Saturday was simple living at it's best. My husband got to sample a very strong Irish beer and that was cool. I don't like beer, so I had to pass on that one. After the event he thanked me for dragging him out of the house.
Sometimes it's the simple things that make you appreciate life. We didn't have to dress up and drive somewhere far to enjoy ourselves. It was a breezy Saturday afternoon and we were dressed in sweats and jackets. We drove about 10 minutes to downtown Lawrenceville, parked the car and walked about 2 blocks and we were right in the middle of all of the fun.
I would like to encourage you to take some time and just enjoy the simple things. Life is short and you really should try to live it to the fullest while you can. That's what I intend on doing. This past weekend was a wake up call for me. I don't have to spend all of my time grinding to grow the business. I can take a Time Out and live a little.
That's all I got for you today.
Until Next Time
Make It A Great Day!
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