The outbreak of the coronavirus has caused a great deal of
uncertainty, fear and stress for many people and businesses.
But it has also been a time for the Cobb County community
to come together and prove that even an awful disease that
spreads so quickly can’t stop good people from helping one
another and spreading joy even farther and faster. Our readers
have been sharing some of those good stories with us,
so here are a few that especially tugged at the heartstrings.
BY KATY RUTH CAMP AND DAMON POIRIER
The Crocker family had a “Frozen”-themed
birthday party for their daughter, Eleanor, with
police officers, firefighters, friends, family and
neighbors greeting her through a caravan of cars.
Eleanor had just turned three, but
the coronavirus pandemic canceled
her birthday party.
Her neighbors in Kennesaw
found out about the dilemma, put a
call out for help on the Westover
neighborhood Facebook page, and
got the attention of Cobb County
Police, Kennesaw Police and Cobb
On her birthday in April, officers,
firefighters, friends, family, neighbors
and complete strangers showed up
for Eleanor’s “Frozen”-themed party.
A caravan of cars, patrol
vehicles and a firetruck drove by the
Crocker residence as they stood in
the front yard with a family photographer,
gifts and even a bottle of
“My husband is Kristoff. I’m
Anna, and we have a little birthday
Elsa,” said Tatiana Crocker. “Since
quarantine, we’ve been watching it
on repeat almost every day. All of
the presents are Elsa-themed.”
The Crockers, like many
families, have taken a hit financially.
They’re co-founders of GoAnchorsUp.
com, an AirBnB-type website for
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