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Leadership Lake Martin participants graduate

Published 11:06am Friday, May 17, 2013

Paddle for a Purpose was a huge success last weekend!

The story was front page news here at The Outlook, and I would like to say that as a participant, I had a blast.

I did the 3-mile race, which while strenuous, felt great.

I finished in about 50 minutes and felt strong, even if I was not exceptionally fast.

Follow Paddle Lake Martin on Facebook to stay in the loop on all paddle excursions this summer.

Events are also listed in our Summer Calendar in the May issue of LAKE.

Leadership Lake Martin wrapped up a fun-filled year this past Tuesday. We were honored with a graduation ceremony held at the First Baptist Church.

I highly encourage you to participate in this wonderful program if you have the opportunity. As a representative of TPI, I learned so much about the Lake Martin community, and I thought I knew everything.

I am very proud of my class. Collectively we raised about $4,300 for the ACMS & BRHS band programs, built raised gardens at the Crisis Center and enhanced the Trillium Trail.

Congratulations to Scott Adkins, Glenda Bland, Emily Brown, Marla Browne, James Easterwood, Jak Korte, Marie McCall, Emily McDaniel, Mallory Padgett, Harlan Parrish, Elisha Smith, Jenifer Smith, Jeremy Spears, Sharon Whitehead, and Sonny Wilson. It was a pleasure getting to know you all and I cannot wait to escort us all to Mount Rushmore in the near future.

I am happy to report on the formation of the new Lake Martin Young Professionals group!

If you are in the 21-40ish range, please like Lake Martin YP on Facebook to stay in the loop of the many exciting things in the works.

Lake Martin YP is designed to bring together a group of individuals, couples and families committed to the growth and success of this area.

Their mission is to grow themselves and this community socially, professionally, and civically.

A membership drive is tentatively planned for Monday, June 3. Next week’s column will provide more details. Get excited!

Rickie Castrillo is performing live at Emporium Wine tonight from 6-8 p.m. Admission is $5. Be there or be square! Support Downtown’s budding music scene.

Howell works as an advertising representative for Tallapoosa Publishers, Inc., in addition to writing this column. Contact Howell at to keep her In the Loop of events.