Tucker Times - April 2019

Tucker Times Covering Tuck r, Northlake, & Stone Mountain • LOCAL, POSITIVE COMMUNITY NEWS H ometown n ews A tlAntA Volume 29, No. 4 • APRIL 2019 PRICELESS ISSUE! Leash-Laws in Tucker, Part 2: City Urges “Lead the Pack” Talk to the hand: Parks & Rec promotes public cooperation. We reported last month that citizens who enjoy Henderson Park had expressed concerns about off-leash dogs there. Direc- tor of Parks & Recreation Rip Robertson responded on the Tucker website and elsewhere that dogs outside and off-leash in public places are not allowed in the city, an ordinance that applies throughout DeKalb County as well. One might think that this kind of official clarification of something unlawful would end the prob- lem, but reports from citizens confirm it has continued. Rather than a heavy-handed approach, Tucker Parks & Rec has intro- duced a new program to encourage resi- dents to follow leash-law for pets, espe- cially in city parks where sometimes that’s not the case. “Lead the Pack” is a civic initiative in Tucker to increase public awareness that long-established leash-laws are in force. Continued on page 5 Each year thousands of worshippers make the pilgrimage to Stone Mountain Park for the annual Easter Sunrise Service celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The Christian tradition began on a much smaller scale 75 years ago when Lucille Lanford, a member of Stone Moun- tain United Methodist Church led a group of church youth to the top of the mountain to worship. It was April 9, 1944, and among the young people from Ms. Lanford’s Unit- ed Methodist Youth Fellowship group that morning was Barbara Spivey, then Barbara Arrington, a ninth-grader at Stone Moun- tain High School. A lifelong member of Stone Mountain United Methodist Church, Mrs. Spivey, 88, who lived on Main Street “In the third house up from the lumber yard” she said. “We met before sunrise. It was cold and it was real windy on top. By the time we got to the top you could hardly stand up.” She recalled the wind was so strong the girl’s scarves were blowing off their heads. “Some of the boys looked around and found a place where we could be shielded from the wind. That’s where we had our service, a little bit down from the top,” she said. Remembering the First Easter Sunrise Service Atop Stone Mountain Continued on page 13 Barbara Spivey, a lifelong member of Stone Mountain United Methodist Church