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Unclutch the pearls! Junior League heist ends happily

Some Grinch stole the Junior League's "shopping scarecrow" a week before the annual Mistletoe Market holiday shopping event!

Some Grinch stole the Junior League's "shopping scarecrow" a week before the annual Mistletoe Market holiday shopping event!

UPDATE!!!!

Members of the Junior League of Cobb-Marietta were able to leave their fainting couches Thursday when a dastardly crime story ended happily.

A week before its annual Mistletoe Market, a holiday shopping event that helps the League raise money for area charities, someone swiped the League’s “shopping scarecrow” that had been part of Marietta’s Scarecrows on the Square exhibit. But hours after the AJC posted a blog about the outrage, the culprit returned the hostage. “She’s a little beat up,” said Junior League of Cobb-Marietta president Allison Carter.

The Mistletoe Market will be Thursday through Saturday next week at the Cobb County Civic Center, with a preview party Wednesday night. (For tickets and details see http://www.jlcm.org/mistletoemarket or call 770-422-5266).

League members are hoping the shopper scarecrow, now missing her stand and looking a little rough around the edges, can be rehabbed in time fo the event. “She’s going to the spa this weekend,” member Amanda Seals said.

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The earlier story:

Lawd have mercy y’all, I’m about to faint.

Thieves have hit the Junior League of Cobb-Marietta a week before the organization’s annual Mistletoe Market and swiped the “shopping scarecrow” that promoted the holiday shopping event.

The Junior League’s Mistletoe Market is next Thursday through Saturday at the Cobb Civic Center, with a preview night that Wednesday. Mistletoe Market is a cherished annual event, and the League’s largest fundraiser. Proceeds help the League make charitable donations to many worthy causes.

To drum up interest the Junior League created a cute “shopper girl” as part of Marietta’s Scarecrows on the Square exhibit. But last night, the League discovered that its scarecrow had gone missing and just now, the group posted a notice on its Facebook page pleading for its safe return. If you or someone you know “accidentally” ended up with it the League promises “no questions will be asked upon return.”

7 comments Add your comment

Grant Parker

October 4th, 2012
11:22 am

bongostella

October 4th, 2012
3:38 pm

Surprised you have not mentioned Bourdain in Atlanta this week.

Jennifer Brett

October 4th, 2012
3:57 pm

He was at the Clermont Lounge filming something with Alton Brown last night. I doubt he had time to swipe the Junior League’s scarecrow though… ;)

Jennifer

Samantha

October 4th, 2012
5:08 pm

TBone

October 4th, 2012
6:10 pm

I am sure she was off doing some good at one of the League’s many wonderful community partners!

Michelle Schweber

October 4th, 2012
6:34 pm

Just wondering if there could be more posts about celebrity gossip and news from Atlanta and beyond? That’s the description of the blog, right? (These should not include the “Real” Housewives of Atlanta and Honey Boo Boo, in my opinion.) There’s enough going on in this town to keep up consistent coverage.

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