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Best-Selling Author to Host Book Signing Event to Benefit Junior Achievement

  • The Gingerbread House 1921 Bull Street Savannah, GA, 31401 United States (map)

WHAT:        David Pence of Allstate Insurance, Jacob Thompson & Sarah Wright of the Gingerbread House cordially invite the community to attend a special fundraiser for Junior Achievement, a nonprofit organization providing hands-on learning programs for students focused on entrepreneurship, personal financial literacy and workforce readiness. This event will feature best-selling author, Johnathon Scott Barrett and his new book, Cook & Tell: Recipes and Stories from Southern Kitchens, provided by local bookseller, E. Shaver. Barrett, a local CPA and executive director of JA of Georgia-Coastal Region, will autograph any books bought on site and all proceeds will benefit Junior Achievement. Guests will also enjoy appetizers by local chefs, beverages, live music and fun door prizes

WHEN:        Tuesday, September 26, 2017                    5:30-7 p.m.

WHERE:      The Gingerbread House                              

                    1921 Bull St. (at 36th St.)

                    Savannah, Georgia

COST:        This event is free and open to the public. Donations are encouraged. Cook & Tell hardback book cost $28.


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By Phone: Marianne Ganem-Poppell, 912-224-4869 | Scott West, 912-509-4922


Johnathon Scott Barrett takes readers on yet another delicious sojourn in his latest work, Cook & Tell: Recipes and Stories from Southern Kitchens, a moveable feast across Dixie showcasing the incredible food created in the homes of the South and the resulting tales that accompany those heartwarming dishes. Stops along the way include such food-rich cities as Savannah and Nashville, as well as the small hamlets of Millingport, North Carolina, and Nanafalia, Alabama, where farm-to-table food still has a prominent spot on the dining table. And in this warm and engaging anthology, Barrett includes not only his own entertaining stories and meaningful recipes but also those of friends met along the way. Some accounts come from family and hometown cooks, while others are from award-winning chefs and authors including contributor and best-selling author, Mary Kay Andrews.


Junior Achievement of Georgia (JA of Georgia) and its volunteers bridge the gap between the business and education communities by providing relevant, hands-on curriculum. The hallmark of JA is its unique use of local business volunteers who facilitate age-appropriate curriculum to K-12 students in a variety of different formats and venues. Through JA’s in-school and after-school programs, all of which focus on entrepreneurship, personal financial literacy and workforce readiness, JA of Georgia works to increase the high school graduation rate of our state’s youth while also ensuring they have the tools needed to compete in the global economy.  During the 2013-2014 school year, JA of Georgia impacted more than 165,000 students statewide through six district offices located in Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Dalton, Gainesville and Savannah. For more information, visit