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Creatively Connecting Local Residents

Susan Salisbury and the Augusta Area Newcomers Club host Downton Abbey event

Developing relationships and establishing friendships serve as an essential part of calling a community home. Born out of a desire to foster community relationships, Susan Salisbury, top selling agent with Blanchard and Calhoun Real Estate Company, frequently offers clients a variety of opportunities to connect with others. She does this through fun and engaging activities such as a yearly gratitude party, outings to Augusta GreenJackets baseball games, and more.

Susan also serves as Past President and Activity Coordinator for the Augusta Area Newcomers Club, which is currently celebrating fifty years of helping new residents and others fully enjoy all the area has to offer. “The Augusta Area Newcomers Club welcomes residents new to the area or those who have recently experienced lifestyle changes such as retirement, moving to a different neighborhood in town, or are simply looking to make new friends,” says Susan. “There are many activities to benefit people including monthly movies, games, hiking, yoga, and book clubs. We also have a charitable arm of our organization which encourages giving back to the community. Our charity this year is the Augusta Training Shop and we presented the organization with a sizable donation during our May meeting.”

Earlier this summer, Susan invited her real estate clients and members of the Augusta Area Newcomers Club to a special Downton Abbey luncheon and movie event. “On Friday, May 20, we had a Downton Abbey English-French luncheon at Jones Creek Clubhouse. Then we went as a group to see the movie premiere of Downton Abbey: A New Era at the River Watch cinema,” shares Susan. “The movie takes place in England, but one of the characters inherited a chateau in the south of France. So that's why the luncheon was English and French themed.”

“Jones Creek Clubhouse did an excellent job with the catering. We enjoyed a very nice lunch that included crudités with a béchamel sauce, battered fish, apricot chicken, salad, scalloped potatoes, pea mash, and roasted vegetables,” says Susan. “For dessert, there were madeleines and macaroons, both French desserts.” Participants enhanced the experience by dressing time-period costumes. Monica Dainer won best costume in her green flapper dress and Marian Sumrell won second place in an elegant Edwardian outfit with opera-length pearls.

This fun gathering serves as an example of the wonderful opportunities Susan Salisbury and the Augusta Newcomers Club offer to local residents.

For more information on how Susan can assist you with real estate transactions, email SSalisbury@blanchardandcalhoun.com or call 317-847-7216 or 706-868-1000. Find out more about the Augusta Area Newcomers Club by visiting www.augustanewcomers.net.

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