Calling All Doll Collectors: Vintage Barbie & More Auction

BarbieinboxCalling all Doll Collectors:  Vintage Barbie Dolls to be Auctioned
Jerry Doan, Ga. licensed auctioneer 962 is hosting an auction at Big Shanty Antique Mall, 1720 N. Roberts Rd in Kennesaw on March 15.  Starting at 10 am they will be selling a 40 year collection of Vintage Barbie dolls including the #1 Barbie,Ken, Allan (Ken’s Buddy), Skipper, Tonner collection, Gene collection, , plus Madame Alexander and a large collection of antique dolls and much more at auction. See  hundreds of pictures on line at   For more information Call Jerry at 404-457-4444 or email him at

Southeastern Cowboy Gathering at Booth Museum

cowboycookingSoutheastern Cowboy Gathering at Booth Museum, Cartersville – March 6-8, 2014

Join us for a three-day celebration of the West including three art exhibitions: Today’s West! Contemporary Art from the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Taking the Reins! The Art of Donna Howell-Sickles, and Windows of the Soul: A Portrait of America by Susan K. Friedland; featured artist Martin Grelle; featured entertainers Don Edwards and Waddie Mitchell; the finals of the High School Cowboy Poetry contest; children’s activities; cowboy church; live entertainment featuring Buffalo Bill and Annie Oakley, Steve Porter and Tom Kerlin, The Old Mill Road Band, and April Wehunt; the Southeastern Chuck Wagon Cook-off; and much more!


The largest Chuck Wagon Cook-off east of the Mississippi is set for Saturday! On Saturday, March 8 from 8:00 am to noon, seven teams of cooks will gather on the Museum Festival Grounds to compete in the Southeastern Chuck Wagon Cook-off! This event is designed to educate the public about the importance of the chuck wagon to the cowboys of the mid to late 1800s cattle drive era. Each team will prepare five dishes: potatoes, beans, bread, dessert, and meat. Ticket holders will be served at High Noon. Tickets are $15 and should be purchased in advance by calling 770-387-1300 or by visiting the Museum. The winners of the competition will be announced at 2:00 pm.


The Cowboy voices of Don Edwards and Waddie Mitchell team up with sounds of the Tumbleweed Cowboys for a performance of The Bard and the Balladeer. Edwards, America’s Cowboy Balladeer, and Mitchell, the Buckaroo Poet, blend their individual gifts of song and story that result in a musical celebration of the great American West. The Gathering Concert is this Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 7:00 pm in the historic Grand Theatre. Tickets for the concert are available to Booth Museum members for $25 and $30 for not-yet-members.* Tickets can be purchased by calling the Museum at 770-387-1300, the Grand Theatre Box Office at 770-386-7343, or online at

Adults – $10; 
Seniors (65 and over) – $8; 
Students – $7; 
Children 12 & Under – FREE. 
Booth Museum Members – FREE. 
Active Military with I.D. – FREE
. Chuck Wagon meal tickets and Concert are an additional fee. Please call 770-387-1300 for more information or visit BOOTH MUSEUM. The Booth Musem is located at 501 Museum Drive, Cartersville, GA 30120

Terrence “Terry” M. Hall – Founder of Happy Belly

terry1Terrence “Terry” M. Hall, age 40, of Cumming, Georgia passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by family on February 11, 2014. Terry was born on May 8, 1973 in Hammond, Louisiana and grew up in Ponchatoula, Louisiana. He graduated from Ponchatoula High School in 1991, attended Southeastern Louisiana University then joined the United States Air Force. Later, Terry’s hospitality career took him to many cities across the country. He eventually settled in Atlanta, Georgia.

Terry was the creator & founder of Happy Belly Curbside Kitchen. In two short years, Happy Belly has grown to be one of the top food truck companies in the United States with operations based in Atlanta, Georgia. Terry shared this success with the love of his life, his wife, Dawn Burnette Hall. He had the courage to leave the stability of a great career to pursue his dream and succeed as an entrepreneur. No different than the business he created, his military service to our country, his courageous six-month cancer battle, or his life as a whole…. Terry gave it his all.

Terry was an outgoing, loving and caring man who simply loved people and was deeply committed to his family. He enjoyed water and snow skiing, boating, fishing, wood working and riding his motorcycle. Terry was extremely talented, ambitious and determined with a great work ethic to match. He had the unique ability to use his imagination, solve problems, create solutions and had the desire to leave his mark on the world. Terry was very involved with the Boys and Girls Club of Metro Atlanta, as well as, served on various boards of community organizations. His legacy will remain within our community and in our hearts for many years to come.

Terry is survived by his beloved wife, Dawn Burnette Hall, daughter Mayer Lynne Hall, age 5, and son, Henry Terrence Hall, age 6 months, of Cumming, Georgia.
He is also survived by his mother and stepfather, David & Cathy Felder Havel of Ponchatoula, Louisiana; in-laws Marshall & Lilian Burnette of Wesley Chapel, Florida and Dan & Lynne Knowles of Cumming, Georgia; grandmothers, Yvonne Verneiul Felder of Ponchatoula, Louisiana and Louise Walder of Lacombe, Louisiana; sisters Bridget Hall Anderson of Ponchatoula, Louisiana, Amie Hall Bruno of Cumming, Georgia, Wendy Havel Gagnard of New Orleans, Louisiana and Billie Jo Havel of Kentwood, Louisiana; sisters in law Tracy Burnette Rex of Marietta, Georgia and Christy Burnette Horner of Johnson City, Tennessee; brother John David Havel of Louisiana; brothers in law Marshall Joshua Burnette of Nashville, Tennessee and Clay Odell Knowles of Athens, Georgia; nephews Avery Anderson, Connor Bruno, Lane & Tobey Gagnard, Jr., and Kyle & Colin Rex; niece Abigail Anderson. He is also survived by an extended family of aunts, uncles and cousins.  Terry was preceded in death by his grandfather, Lester C. Felder, Jr. and uncle Gordon W. Felder.

Visitation Service: Saturday, February 22, 2014 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm McDonald & Son Funeral Home 150 Sawnee Drive Cumming, Georgia 30040

Funeral Service with Military Honors: Sunday, February 23, 2014 2:00 pm St. Brendan the Navigator Catholic Church 4633 Shiloh Road Cumming, Georgia 30040. A celebration of Terry’s life will immediately follow his funeral service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a special college fund for Terry’s children, Mayer & Henry Hall. “Terry’s Legacy Lives On” can be found at

An interment service will be held in March (date to be determined) in Terry’s hometown of Ponchatoula, Louisiana.

Condolences may be left at

Great Locomotive Chase 5K – Saturday

logo5kStill time to register for the Great Locomotive Chase 5K
We promise you a day of family fun as we host our 5th Annual 5K Run, 1 Mile Fun Run and Tot Trot featuring a flat and fast course!  We will start the 5K at 8:00 a.m. on September 7, 2013. The race will run from the Kennesaw First Baptist Church, up through Swift Cantrell Park and finish in historic downtown Kennesaw, just in time for the kick off of The Taste of Kennesaw. The 1 Mile Fun Run will start around 7:30 a.m. in front of Kennesaw First Baptist. The Tot Trot will start around 8:55 a.m. in front of Big Shanty Barbershop
Cash Prizes ($100) for the 1st Place Overall Male and Female Winners and 1st Place Masters Male and Female Winners (40 and over)!!!!!!
The race takes place this Saturday, September 7th, 2013 starting at 7:30AM in Downtown Kennesaw Georgia, 2958 North Main Street Kennesaw, GA
The cost is $25 if you register by 9/6/13; $30 if you register the day of the race.  More information and race applications are available at  See you there!