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Lindsey Jo Hand realized her love for writing and sharing information at a very young age. Over the years, she has worked as a journalist, a technical writer, and has done some academic writing as well. Lindsey is also a professor of communications for American Military University. During her spare time, she teaches guitar and piano lessons to children, which is one of her greatest joys. She also enjoys volunteering with Hippo Associates or the Southeastern Greyhound Association, making music, exercising, painting, and doing anything outdoors. She also loves spending time with her family, friends, and her dog and two cats.

Recap: Blue Jean Ball Benefits Crime Stoppers Of Greater Atlanta

Mayor Kasim Reed and APD Chief George Turner (Photo credit: Lindsey Jo Hand)

Mayor Kasim Reed and APD Chief George Turner (Photo credit: Lindsey Jo Hand)

This year’s Blue Jean Ball benefiting Crime Stoppers Greater Atlanta was quite a success, raising nearly $110,000, a 62 percent increase from funds raised at last year’s ball. The event was not your average charity gala, and Atlanta’s finest showed up to the Rodney Cook Estate in their best jeans ready to eat, drink, dance, and celebrate making Greater Atlanta a safer place. The Cook Estate was a sight to see in itself with 25 acres of picturesque landscape right in the middle of Atlanta. It’s hard to believe such a magical, secluded place exists right in the heart of the city, and the beauty of the venue was breathtaking.

Hosted by Ellen Dracos Lemming and husband Jeff Lemming, the evening began with a nice buffet spread provided by Low Country Barbecue and an open bar. As guests mingled, night began to fall, and the arrival of Mayor Kasim Reed was highly anticipated. Reed arrived and spoke with guests before giving a few remarks on stage. APD’s Chief George Turner also gave a few remarks and thanked everyone in attendance for their contributions and constant support to make Atlanta a safer place. Denim-clad guests danced the rest of the night away to Motown hits with the band Bogey & The Viceroy.

(Photo credit: Lindsey Jo Hand)

(Photo credit: Lindsey Jo Hand)

With the help of citizens and support from the business community, Crime Stoppers is achieving amazing results, helping the Atlanta Police Department make Atlanta a safer city with tips having led to more than 637 arrests, more than 96 illegal guns confiscated, and close to $1 million in recovered property and seized drugs since 2007. Crime Stoppers is a program of the Atlanta Police Foundation.

 

 

 

(Photo credit: Lindsey Jo Hand)

(Photo credit: Lindsey Jo Hand)

APD Chief George Turner with CPD Chief Greg Porter with their wives. (Photo credit: Lindsey Jo Hand)

APD Chief George Turner and CPD Chief Greg Porter with their wives. (Photo credit: Lindsey Jo Hand)

(Photo credit: Lindsey Jo Hand)

(Photo credit: Lindsey Jo Hand)

Hosts  Ellen Dracos Lemming and Jeff Lemming (Photo credit: Lindsey Jo Hand)

Hosts Ellen Dracos Lemming and Jeff Lemming (Photo credit: Lindsey Jo Hand)

Bogey Thornton of Bogey and the Viceroy (Photo credit: Lindsey Jo Hand)

Bogey Thornton of Bogey and the Viceroy (Photo credit: Lindsey Jo Hand)

Mayor Kasim Reed (Photo credit: Lindsey Jo Hand)

Mayor Kasim Reed (Photo credit: Lindsey Jo Hand)

Mayor Kasim Reed speaking with guests.(Photo credit: Lindsey Jo Hand)

Mayor Kasim Reed speaking with guests.(Photo credit: Lindsey Jo Hand)

(Photo credit: Lindsey Jo Hand)

(Photo credit: Lindsey Jo Hand)

Cook Estate (Photo credit: Lindsey Jo Hand)

Cook Estate (Photo credit: Lindsey Jo Hand)

Cook Estate scenery (Photo credit: Lindsey Jo Hand)

Cook Estate scenery (Photo credit: Lindsey Jo Hand)

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