Ponce & Peachtree -October 2018

Ponce & Peachtree Covering Peachtree, Piedmont, Virginia Highland, Morningside, Little Five Points, & Grant Park • LOCAL, POSITIVE COMMUNITY NEWS H ometown n ews A tlAntA Previously Ponce Press and Midtown Messenger Volume 28, No. 10 • OCTOBER 2018 28th Annual AIDS Walk/Run at Piedmont Park Oct. 21 Marion Lenz walks and raises high the Rainbow Flag on the grassy grounds of Piedmont Park at last year’s AIDS Atlanta event. (Steve Schaefer, Special to the AJC). Atlanta in the Metro has a long public caring com- mitment to its citizens who endure HIV/AIDS, dating back to the first walk/run in 1990 to raise awareness for a disease that most people did not then understand. And in 2018, for the 28th consecutive year, there will be another annual event in Piedmont Park, continuing one of the great humanitarian traditions in Atlanta. This year’s edition of the AIDS Walk Atlanta and 5K run will take place Sunday Oct. 21, 10 am-5 pm at Piedmont Park in the area near Park Tavern. The AIDS Memorial Quilt will be on display. Executive director of AID Atlanta, Nicole Roebuck, says that HIV/AIDS is “the most significant health emer- gency in the state. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2,381 adults and adolescents were diagnosed with HIV in Georgia, making Georgia’s num- bers the fifth-highest in the U.S. That’s why AIDS Atlanta is so proactive about the problem and fundraising is always an important key. “We are always unsure about future government sup- port,” said Roebuck, “so this walk/run is a way we can all come together and raise funds.” Indeed, for those affected by or at risk for AIDS the situation remains dire for many. Continued on page 4 Stained Glass at Historic All Saints All Saints Episcopal Church is one of Atlanta’s oldest. Founded in 1901 as the third Episcopal parish in the city, the current Gothic Revival church was erected in 1906. A warm, chocolaty brownstone structure shielded in part by that rarest of West Peachtree sights, mature trees, it has a “beauty secret” few outside observers know about. From the inside of the sanctuary, visitors can bask in the welcoming glow of beautiful and historic stained glass windows. Such windows are not uncommon in Atlanta churches, but the grandeur of these is greatly enhanced by the relatively small size of the sanctuary they adorn. They also provide a more intimate feeling by the very fact that most begin at eye-level before soaring to their great Gothic heights. The twelve along both sides of the nave tell the story of Jesus and most of the story-telling sections are on the lowest sections and easily followed by viewers. How much more intimate and inspiring can you get? Continued on page 4