Hello South Fulton,

I had the most amazing, breathtaking experience. As a gift from the Home Depot Foundation and the Travis Mainon Foundation to surviving military families, my son, sister and I were able to spend the night at the Georgia Aquarium. We were blessed to roll out our sleeping bags in front of the “Wow Wall” in the Ocean Voyager Gallery and sleep in the company of whale sharks, giant rays, a sea turtle and grouper. It was hands down the most unbelievable experience that one can have in downtown Atlanta! I could barely take my eyes off the tank to rest! Do it if you ever have the chance! What have y’all been up to this summer? Email me at EMitchell@LifestylePubs.com and let me know!

As the summer begins to wind down, this issue focuses on kids and pets! This month, we’ve got some good stuff in store. South Fulton’s own Idol, Victoria McQueen, has a star that is shining bright and making us proud. Then there’s some top spots to visit with your best friend, your pup, by “Pawty” Planner Tosha Key McDade. Read on to enjoy some peaceful patio spaces and learn about Atlanta Hawk Kent Bazemore giving back to the community. Enjoy!

 

PHOTO CAPTION: Editor Erikka Mitchell is pictured with President Audra Brown Ward of the Tau Epsilon Omega chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc at the Pearls of Excellence Reception. The philanthropic arm of the chapter, the Twenty Pearls Foundation awarded over $30,000 in scholarships to local students. Photo by Para Sharde Malden.