Surprise! Happy Birthday Cassandra Buckalew


Written by Earl Reece

Brian and Cassandra Buckalew, owners of the Marietta Trolley and the Marietta Tours and the Marietta Pedicabs, celebrated Cassandra’s Big 4-0, fortieth birthday with a packed fourth floor at the Earl Smith Strand Theatre on Saturday, August 16.

After having dinner with the cast of the Strand’s production of Steel Magnolias and the ladies from Cassandra’s DC trip for the First Ladies Luncheon, Cassandra was shocked to walk into the theatre to the screams of happy birthday from over eighty of her closest friends.

Catered by Susan Niemeyer,  some of the guests included Kim Gresh, Faye DiMassimo, Alan and Robyn Bishop, Mike and Tricia Pridemore, Earl and Terri Reece, Bill Dunaway, Jason and Claire Cyr, Terry and Theresa DeWitt, Beth Sessoms, Bob and Judy Ott, new Strand General Manager Cassi Costoulas, Carol Thompson, Dempsey and Connie Kirk, and Cassy Ferrell, and Bert Reeves.