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Large Crowd Turns Out for Veterans Day Celebration

11/15/2007, Roswell, Georgia

A crowd of approximately 120 was on hand recently when The Orchards Group hosted a Veterans Day luncheon for residents of its communities who served in the U. S. armed forces. The event, held Friday, Nov. 9, at the Roswell Double Tree Hotel, located at 1075 Holcomb Bridge Rd. in Roswell. Attendees included the Orchards Group homeowners who are veterans and their spouses or guests. “We have quite a number of homeowners who served or are retired from our armed forces, and we thought this would be a good way to salute them for their service and honor our country on Veterans Day,” said Mitch Block, Director of sales and marketing for The Orchards Group.

Stacey Wheelus, activities director for The Orchards Group, said, “This was a wonderful luncheon. Everyone there really really enjoyed it, and I have received many phone calls thanking me for a wonderful event.” At the event, Block welcomed the group, and the Pledge of Allegiance was led by Bob Moore of Cumming, an Orchards Group homeowner. The invocation was delivered by Calvin Gardner of Cumming, a retired Navy chaplain who is also an Orchards Group homeowner. The speaker for the occasion was Al Spears, state adjutant quartermaster of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U. S., who gave a Veterans Day address.

Attendees were encouraged to share photos they had of their time in service, and those attendees who wanted to bring scrapbooks or any other mementoes were encouraged to do so.

The Orchards Group has been successfully building ranch condominiums and low maintenance detached homes in Atlanta for the active adult market for more than 10 years. With more than 1,000 homeowners now living in an Orchards Group community, the firm has gained a reputation for excellence in its product design, amenities planning and attention to customer satisfaction. The company is currently selling new homes in The Orchards of Habersham Grove and The Orchards of Brannon Oak Farm, both in Forsyth County, and in The Orchards of East Cherokee in Cherokee County. The company has also built and developed communities in North Fulton and Gwinnett Counties. For more about the company and its communities, see the company website at

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