Very long but incredibly rewarding day today out on the road!  Besides installing a beautiful Vitalie Peregrine pool table as a birthday gift for a young man I have known most of his life (Dad surprised him with a pool table for his birthday) we also were able to finish a really nice table for a great customer who upgraded to Simonis 860 cloth in one of their new colors I really like called Mocha.  The table was a nice 8' Olhausen pool table that had never had worsted cloth before and was set up by the dealer here in Atlanta the first time.  We were able to undo some of the sloppy work and the customer was amazed by how much better the table looked and played than before.  We get to meet SO many interesting people and make them happy.  It really is a blessing!

I would have to say that the highlight of the day was upgrading a table for the Center for Children and Young Adults in Marietta, Ga.  The center had a 8' Olhausen furniture-grade table before today-a very well built pool table but not built for the amount of use their table sees.  We were able to upgrade them to a Gandy Sportsman commercial-style table which is much better suited and will afford the center a lifetime of great play.  The Gandy actually came from the original Mr. Cues in Norcross years ago.  I think Richard Sweet would have loved that it ended up where kids will enjoy it every day.  The Sweet family still operates the parlor at Mr. Cues II on Chamblee-Tucker Rd, an awesome pool hall  that Southern Billiards is honored to service.  

As I mentioned, the pool table went to the Center for Children and Young Adults (CCYA), a favorite charity for Southern Billiards. In addition to hosting a fund raiser every Saturday morning where anyone can come to our showroom and play/practice/receive instruction for up to 2 hours for only a $10 donation to CCYA, we also are blessed to be able to provide gift cards for the kids for Christmas and are able to help them with their gameroom needs.  

If you are not familiar with CCYA you can visit their website at  Ever since we first met the people at the center I have been overwhelmed by the professional and loving care they provide for the kids there.  It is truly a great charity and they can use help in fundraising, volunteer work and more.  You would be uplifted to go visit or help them in any way you can.  

Well, gotta go now.  Big day tomorrow with another surprise table going out to start the day.  7' Craftmaster built for Southern 14 years ago.  They'll love it!

Always remember, Jesus Loves Us!


October 24, 2014 by Scott Carpenter

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