Who/What: Surrounded by festive evergreen trees and pink flamingos, families will enjoy an unseasonably warm Winter Wonderland experience on the Marietta Square. The free event is presented by The Branding Project and benefits the Center for Family Resources (CFR) and Cobb Christmas, nonprofits that serve local low-income families.
Why: Christmas in July is a companion event to the square’s Winter Wonderland event in December, created to celebrate the presentation of a major donation to the Center for Family Resources. The donation is made possible by Blue Sky Exhibits, a company that waives its Winter Wonderland production fee in support of the nonprofit.
“The CFR empowers families in our community,” said Don Keller, CEO of Blue Sky Exhibits. “They meet short-term and long-term needs, temporarily supporting families financially while they pursue opportunities to support themselves and their children in the future. It’s a tough program. You get a case worker and they expose everything – your relationships, your job, your finances, your kids and your kids’ grades. It’s revealing and humbling. But every client who’s been through it says it has changed their life forever.”
According to the Center for Family Resources, its mission is to move people to self-sufficiency through financial stabilization, housing and education.
When: Saturday, July 13, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Photos with Santa 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Where: The event will primarily be hosted in Glover Park at the Center of the Marietta Square at 50 N Park Square NE, Marietta. The artist demos will take place at the Marietta Square Artisan Market on Mill Street, adjacent to Glover Park.
For more information: Visit https://WinterWonderlandMarietta.com or follow @MariettaWinterWonderland on Instagram and Facebook or @MariettaWonder1 on Twitter.