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Murrayville, GA 30564

BEANS, BULLETS AND CANAPÉS
LOCAL AUTHOR DONATES BOOKS TO BILOXI CHURCH

Murrayville, GA, October 10, 2006 – Marti Giacobe, cook and author of "Beans, Bullets and Canapés, Feeding a Fighter Pilot and a Few Other Boys and Girls" donated 215 copies of her book to the members of St Michael Catholic Church in Biloxi, Mississippi. St. Michael's is located less than a block from the beach, and was heavily damaged during the 2004 hurricane season.

Parishoner Kenny Barhanovich, captain of the fishing boat "Miss Hospitality", is a long time resident of Biloxi, and the Giacobes have vacationed in the area for many years. When the storm struck, the Giacobes and their friends Cindy and Warner Hessler from Hampton Virginia had a scheduled fishing trip the following week. They were dismayed to hear about the damage in the area, but were greatly relieved to find out that their favorite fishing captains had survived with no damage to their boats.

Upon hearing that Marti wanted to donate copies of her cookbook to the parish, Kenny said,"You what? Oh darlin, that would be very greatly appreciated! Anything to help us get back to a normal life is very welcome." After the books were distributed, we recieved the following in the mail: "Before Mass, we layed the cookbooks out on a small table in the back of the church. Right after Mass, all the people gathered around the table, books were flying everywhere. People were so excited about having a cookbook, just to have something different to cook. It was awesome! A new beginning, starting fresh, new things to cook. It's wonderful!! Your books will be in our homes and hearts forever."

"Beans, Bullets, and Canapés" is available online at www.beansbullets.com for $16.95, plus tax and shipping, or direct from the author at 770-425-6735. A portion of all sales goes to Atlanta metro area charities.


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