Monthly Archives: May 2015

Dogwood Forest of Alpharetta and School for Autism Host Prom

Posted by Kia Crawford on May 14th, 2015 in Alpharetta, GA, Spirit | No Comments

Never mind Buckingham– the King and Queen reside at Dogwood Forest of Alpharetta. Lion Heart School, an Alpharetta school for autism, along with residents at Dogwood Forest of Alpharetta danced the night away on Thursday, May 7. The improbable prom was featured on 11Alive during last night’s broadcast. Seniors from Lion Heart School organized the event and hosted it at Dogwood Forest of Alpharetta, a community the students visit for volunteerism each week. A Prom Princess from The Lion Heart School and King and Queen of the Prom from Dogwood Forest of Alpharetta were crowned.

The two organizations have worked together for some years. The relationship has proven to be beneficial for both groups though they are on opposite ends of the age spectrum. Autism, a developmental disorder that could potentially make communication challenging, and cognitive decline, which can hinder … Read more...

The Ultimate Gift for Mom on Mother’s Day

Posted by Kia Crawford on May 8th, 2015 in Holidays, Spirit | No Comments

Okay Folks. It’s May, and it’s game time. Dust off your skills. You have a new opportunity to impress the socks off the woman that brought you into this world and could contrarily take you out. We all hope to do well in our pursuit for the perfect gift for the woman who is often the unsung hero in our lives–our Moms. Mother’s Day is May 10, 2015.

While Mother’s Day gives us a chance to show our appreciation by showering her with cards, flowers, candy, and other tangible items, there has always been a general consensus among moms’ everywhere that the best gift to be had was quality time with their kids. And, as time goes on, and we all grow older, something so simple as giving time becomes difficult. The difficulty comes largely due to the growing … Read more...