Belinda Richardson and Brian DeChant, at left, were among the couples sharing the floor with solitary dancers like Walter Mahone, at right, when the YMCA Happy Club put on its annual Valentine’s dance Feb. 12 at the Cowart Family/Ashford Dunwoody YMCA. The Happy Club provides opportunities and social activities for teens and adults with developmental disabilities. The Happy Club meets twice a month, usually on Saturdays, for activities such as professional sporting events, concerts, plays, movies,
theme parks, camping, fishing, swimming,
ice skating and annual trips to the beach.
Co-sponsors for the dance were All About Developmental Disabilities and the Junior League of Atlanta.
AirWatch chairman Alan Dabbiere, left, greets Sandy Springs Mayor Eva Galambos, right, after the company’s announcement it plans to hire hundreds of high-tech workers. Gov. Nathan Deal, center, praised the company’s expansion plans.
“CATS” member Francisco Escovar, a sophomore at Cross Keys picks up as firefighter Pete Erickson, a member of DeKalb Fire Station Number Two on Dresden in Brookhaven watches. DeKalb firefighters were on hand to make sure everyone was safe, and out of the water.