Tucker Times -December 2018

Tucker Times Covering Tucker, Northlake, Clarkston and Stone Mountain • LOCAL, POSITIVE COMMUNITY NEWS H ometown N ews A tlanta Volume 28, No. 12 • DECEMBER 2018 PRICELESS ISSUE! “AWhole Lot of Christmas” Holiday Display It’s beginning to look at lot like Christmas every- where you go! That sentiment is definitely true at 1833 Smokerise Summit in Stone Mountain where you can see “A Whole Lot of Christmas”. The Christmas season is in full swing and the 25 year old tradition continues at the Economy residence! In addition to seeing something new in the yard display each year (hint this year’s addition is the biggest and best yet) visitors can catch Santa Claus during the weekend when he is available to take photos in his sleigh. As in years past, donations are being collected for the Georgia Make-A-Wish Foundation. Since 2012, a total of $22,781.98 has been collected with 100% of collected donations going directly to this worthy cause. Please be sure to come by and enjoy the lights this year with your family and friends. If you can’t make it, but would still like to donate, please follow this link: http://site.wish.org/ goto/wholelotofchristmas. Merry Christmas! South Fork Conservancy Work Continues with Scout-made Cedar Benches Adding strategically placed seating is terrific amenity at well-maintained creek surrounded by parkland, as Eagle Scout Robert Weimar (left) and unidentified helper show their sense of satisfaction. South Fork, Peachtree Creek, flowing in DeKalb County from the site of Tucker to I-85 at GA 400 was, in Native American times, a pure and beautiful stream. It mainly provided passage for trade and travel of the Creek Indians, and archaeologists have found many ancient Native pottery shards, projectiles and miniature sculptures along the banks of the South Fork, Peachtree Creek. As the namesake South Fork Conservancy, with its admirable emphasis on protect- ing ancient wildlife at sites in DeKalb contends, “Before there was Peachtree Street, there was Peachtree Creek.” Continued on page 11