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Dear Marriage Encounter Community –

We are counting the days down until our 32nd annual, fabulous, fun, family weekend up at Red Top Mountain!

Here is a list of all the “need to know” items about this annual event:



October 23, 24, and 25, 2015



Red Top Mountain

Cartersville, GA

Exit 285 – Red Top Mountain Rd. off I-75 North!


Come for any single day or come for the entire weekend!

Cabin and campsites still available!

Cabins are filling up fast – register NOW!


Cabins & Camping:

Cabins are two-bedrooms (w/two double beds per room) and can accommodate two families which is the normal for our fun-loving folks!

That’s how we first met some of the best friends we know!  We were put into a cabin with them 20 years ago and are still cabin mates!

It’s a great story… ask us about it and we’ll tell you H.D.M.A.M.M.F.!


To register for a cabin click here:  Red Top Weekend | WWME Atlanta

To register for a campsite click here: Red Top Mountain State Park | Georgia State Parks


What is the schedule of events? Click this Blog Entry for the schedule.


Event Highlights & Things to Bring

Friday Night

  • Potluck dinner 6:30-8pm with family games & karaoke to follow
  • Sign up to help roast the pig which goes on through the night and into the morning!
  • What to bring:  Dish to share, family games


Saturday (Morning and Afternoon): 

  • Family Rosary, Kids Games and Activities, Pumpkin Carving, Petting Zoo, Bounce House and more…
  • Family style meal of roasted pork and great side dishes
  • Silent & Live Auction – don’t forget your checkbook or credit card!!!
  • 4:30PM MASS –  Celebrated in Group Shelter… a truly unique experience
  • What to bring: 
    • breakfast type snacks to share (i.e. fruit, individual wrapped items like cereal bars, peanut butter crackers, etc.)
    • pumpkin to carve, plain cake to decorate

Saturday (Evening): 

  • Trick or Treating for children of all ages at all Marriage Encounter Cabins
  • Adult Progressive Cabin Party – ALL ARE WELCOME – Meet & Greet New & Old Friends!
  • Teen Gathering at designated cabin.
  • What to bring:
    • bring your favorite costume!
    • Cabin dwellers bring decorations for Best Decorated Cabin Contest!!

Sunday Morning:

  • Coffee, Pastries and Good Byes
  • Cabin Checkout
  • What to bring: 
    • And.. of course hugs to say good bye!

What is the cost of this weekend?

The Georgia State Parking Pass for the day is $5. The cost of the Marriage Encounter Red Top Mountain Family weekend is $0.00.

The cost of the weekend is paid for by the proceeds from the Silent & Live Auction… WEDS Sharing Group theme-event dinners and miscellaneous silent auction items.  If you would like to either contribute an item for the silent auction or perhaps participate in one of the dinners offered by different WEDS groups, please contact:  Dave & Dorothy Markert at: or


The Georgia-Tennessee Marriage Encounter Community looks forward to another year of hosting this family weekend!  Bring your family and friends and join us up on the mountain for this beautiful fall weekend experience for memories that will last a life time!


With Love & Hugs,

Meg & Alex Atkinson

Red Top Mountain Event Coordinators


Still have questions? Need more information? Wish to volunteer or participate?

Contact Meg & Alex Atkinson at:


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