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Friends of Mabry Park NewsletterFebruary 2012
"Our mission is to raise funds to create Mabry Park; a park for current and future generations to connect with nature, history, and the community."
Dear Friend of Mabry Park!   
 We want to thank the East Cobb community for your continued support of the effort to build Mabry Park!

Please enjoy reading about our latest effort! 

Friends of Mabry Park, Inc.


We Need a Road
A Big Thank you to Cobb County, Garrison Mill Elementary and Cub Scout Pack 471
The NE Cobb Community Pitches in!

Mabry Park Tree Planting Mulch

King of the mountain took on a whole new meaning for these cubs and their families. What a great effort from our community!
Click here for more pictures...

Not only will the 60 trees planted on the park land help provide a future habitat for wildlife, and a buffer for the adjacent properties, but it provided Cub Scout Pack 471 and other children and their parents a "hands on" way to contribute to the development of the park, and one that will hold lasting meaning and memories.

Learn how it all came about in the story below "Volunteer Spotlight."

Calling All Neighborhoods!

Please help us contact your neighborhood leaders!

Just send an email to [email protected]
with the following information.
  • The name of your neighborhood.
  • The email address of your board or actively involved resident.
  • Neighborhood web site address.
  •  Any other contact information.

Thank YOU!   


Mabry Park's TREE PLANTING hero!
Stan Herdlein

Stan Herdlein has been a resident of Loch Highland subdivision for almost 20 years, and of Atlanta for more than double that. As a longtime resident of north Cobb County, Stan remembers when Highway 92 was a 2-lane road, and subdivisions were pockets amongst large tracts of farm land - not the other way around. Stan expressed that he misses the open fields, and is concerned about how quickly the remaining farm land is disappearing.


From the first public meeting that he attended at Mountain View Regional Library, Stan was interested in making Mabry Park a reality. From sharing his ideas, to volunteering to help out with community events, public awareness and fundraising, Stan has been an active "Friend of Mabry Park."  


From the start, Stan said "if you want to get people involved, get the kids involved" and the parents will join in. And from that, the tree planting idea was born.  


Stan worked with staff from Cobb County Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs Department, along with the administration, parents and children of Garrison Mill Elementary school and Cub Scout Pack 471 to organize the tree planting day.


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The weather held, the trees were planted and mulched, and the event was a huge success thanks to Stan's "can do" attitude in helping to plan and coordinate the event.


Stan is looking forward to sharing more ideas, and he is especially excited about the "tree house" element that is part of the parks conceptual design plan.


Stan is a person who feels that it is "important to give back," and that is evident in his enthusiasm and energy in volunteering his time to transform Mabry Park from a concept to reality for area residents and visitors to enjoy.


Stan took it upon himself to create a permanent banner for use at Mabry Park events. In addition to paying for the banner, he provided coordination between the artwork provider and printer, making numerous trips to make it happen.


And if that weren't enough, he even constructed a custom carrying case for the banner!


Thank you, Stan!


Catch Mabry Park on Cobb TV23!

The Spotlight on Cobb program on Channel Cobb TV 23 is including the Mabry Park video "Imagine a Place" in their daily broadcast throughout the day. Friends of Mabry Park thanks Cobb TV 23 for their support in increasing awareness for this beautiful park! Click here for broadcast schedule... 


In This Issue
Cubs and Parents are awesome!
Neighborhood reach out
Volunteer Spotlight
Are you the one?
Friends of Mabry Park info...

Become a Founding Supporter!

Build a legacy within the community by donating to the Friends of Mabry Park, a 501(c)3 organization with a mission to raise funds to create Mabry Park; a park for current and future generations to connect with nature, history, and the community.


Speaking of Volunteers... 

We are always looking for new volunteers! Here are some specific needs.  


Good with people? 

We need a Volunteer Coordinator to help with matching volunteers with desired tasks / events! 

Email us at [email protected]  


Do you speak Geek?   We are also seeking a Volunteer Webmaster for

Please email [email protected]. Experience with Adobe Dreamweaver and/or mainstream tools is preferred. 

Social Media Addict? 

We have a cure for a marketing intern or volunteer - help us with our social media efforts! Contact [email protected] 






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Friends of Mabry Park, Inc.    
Contact us at [email protected]
PMB #173
4651 Woodstock Road #208
Roswell, GA 30075 


Mabry Park is a Cobb County Parks and Recreation Facility  

Friends of Mabry Park is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization

Executive Board Members 
Lee Berg, President

Peter Hortman, Vice President 

Debra Kushnick, Secretary

Mary Berg, Treasurer

Robin Hoban , Fundraising

Hania Whitfield, Marketing