Tucker Times -February 2019

Tucker Times Covering Tuck r, Northlake, & Stone Mountain • LOCAL, POSITIVE COMMUNITY NEWS H ometown n ews A tlAntA Volume 29, No. 2 • FEBRUARY 2019 PRICELESS ISSUE! The Garden Enthusiast’s Silent Auction Supports Tucker Butterf ly Garden The Garden Enthusiast – Backyard Nature Station on Main Street in Tucker will hold a Silent Auction Feb. 4 – 16, 2019 to benefit Tucker Butterfly Garden on LaVista Road at Tucker Recreation Center. Linda Karr, a founder of both the garden and the popular birding and gardening store notes, “This will be our eighth Silent Auction to support one of our local parks. It’s a win-win – a fun event that also raises funds to enhance a park we all enjoy.” During Silent Auction days, shoppers submit written bids on one or more of dozens of items up for auction. On the two Saturdays, Feb. 9 and 16, Master Gardeners are in the store to answer questions and offer refreshments throughout the day. Local musicians entertain and keep the bidding lively. Items at auction include: Primo All-in-One Kamado Ceramic Grill/Smoker made in Tucker; portable treadmill; Continued on page 5 Tucker on Netf lix: Dumplin’ Filmed at Tucker Rec Movie marquee star is Jennifer Anniston, but the up and coming actor is an Aussie, Danielle Macdonald (left). Recognize the background? It was somewhat obscured with the 2018-2019 winter holidays, but on Dec. 13, 2018—7 days after a Netflix release—there was a debut of sorts at Tucker Recreation Center. It was a free movie screening (for first 100 there) of Dumplin’ featuring Jennifer Anniston and the music of Dolly Parton. Much of the film was shot at Tucker Rec in 2017, so it was a homecoming of sorts for the movie. “This is a really exciting opportunity for us to show- case the Rec Center,” said a clearly delighted Rip Robert- son, Tucker Parks & Recreation director. “If you watch the movie, you’ll see some pivotal scenes were shot in our auditorium.” These film passages aren’t fleeting, and Tucker hometown viewers will surely recognize them. “It’s unmistakable,” exclaimed Robertson, “that’s Tucker Rec Center.” Continued on page 17