If you’ve been around Alpharetta for any amount of time, you’ve probably seen Carol Anderson-Wood. Over the years, she has been involved in a multitude of City events and activities. Currently, Carol is the Alpharetta Farmers Market Manager as well as a Lead Volunteer for the fall and spring Brew Moon Fest events. After she was transferred to the Alpharetta branch of Colonial Bank, Carol heard about the Downtown Alpharetta Trade Association (former name of ABA) and went to one of the meetings. Right away, Carol became active as a volunteer to help Larry and Margo Attig with the newly started Alpharetta Farmers Market. Carol shared her reasons why she’s been involved with the Alpharetta Business Association for all this time.
Why I’m an ABA member:
“I’ve remained a member of the ABA because I enjoy being involved in the community as well as providing leadership on committees and/or projects where there’s a need. Having been involved with the Farmers Market and Brew Moon Fests (formerly known as Music Street Dance) for so long, it’s rewarding to see the popularity of these events increase over the years. And, bring so much enjoyment to the community.”
My favorite ABA memory:
“I helped put together the first Mayor’s State of the City breakfast when the new City Hall and City Center project was introduced. We rented the biggest ten we could find and set it up on the old City Hall parking lot. Mayor Belle Isle got up to speak and said ‘Yes, you are having breakfast on the parking lot pavement but wait until you hear what’s going to happen in this very spot.’ Being a part of Alpharetta has a special place in my heart. I love this City!”
Special anniversary message:
“The ABA is a great group of people who are all dedicated to their community and have made the organization stronger through their dedication – congratulations on celebrating the 25th Anniversary ABA!”