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Cartersville Magazine Hosts Carpet Capital Reception and Book-Signing

Cartersville Magazine was pleased to sponsor a reception and book-signing for authors Randall Patton and David Parker in honor of the publication of their new book Carpet Capital: The Rise of a New South Industry. Proceeds from the event -- book sales and the raffle of a vintage tufted bedspread -- benefited Roselawn Museum in Cartersville, Georgia, raising over $400. Roselawn is the former home of Sam P. Jones, nationally renown evangelist in the late 19th century.

Despite a torrential downpour, guests from as far away as Atlanta, Rome, and Dalton attended the celebration, including many representatives from the carpet industry and the Carpet and Rug Institute.

Author Randall Patton autographs a copy of Carpet Capital for reception guest, Joe Head, a Cartersville native and Director of Admissions at Kennesaw State University.

Randy Patton
Warren Sims and Randy Patton
Vice President of Shaw Industries Warren Sims and Randall Patton had a great time at the reception to benefit Roselawn Museum.
Steven Ellis, David Parker, and Karen Patton
Roselawn Museum Director Steven Ellis, author David Parker, and Karen Patton look on as Chris King of Cartersville Magazine welcomes guests to Roselawn.
Bud Shaw, co-founder of Shaw Industries, and Dr. Ann Pullen with the Center for Regional History & Culture smile for the camera. As a result of his success with Carpet Capital, Shaw Industries has contracted with Patton and the Center for a history of the company, due out next year. Bud Shaw and Ann Pullen
Randy Patton and David Parker
The authors, Randy Patton and David Parker, were delighted with the attention they received and grateful to have benefited a good cause.

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