Meet Margie Couvillon! Margie is married to Sam and the couple have two daughters Sarah Grace and Molly.
Margie, who works at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, was selected recently to compete as a celebrity dancer for Dancing for a Cause, an annual fundraiser that benefits Alliance for Literacy, Center Point and Rape Response.
Margie’s husband Sam won Dancing for a Cause two years ago and Margie hopes to bring home the mirror ball trophy this year!
Dance for a Cause is Aug. 25 and you can visit Dance Hall County to donate or learn more about the event.
We want to thank Margie for recently telling us more about her life and love of Hall County.
Question: What inspired you or led you to your current career?
Answer: “When moving back to Gainesville in 2009, I decided to pursue a career at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. With it being Gainesville’s largest employer I knew there would be many great opportunities. This has proved to be true. Currently, I am a Credentialing Specialist with NGMC. I process initial and reappointment applications for MD’s and mid level providers.”
Q: What is your favorite restaurant in Hall County, and what do you love there?
A: “This is a hard one but I would have to say 2 Dog and I love their Rosa- add chicken and avocado!”
Q: How long have you lived or worked in Hall County?
A: “From the time I was 5 years old thru high school graduation (1974-1988) I lived in Gainesville. My family moved back to Gainesville in 2009 after being in Jacksonville, Fla. for 14 years.)
Q: Who is the most interesting person you’ve met in Hall County and why?
A: “Shaw Carter. He is my hometown hero. After being born with a heart defect, Shaw overcame so much adversity with his great sense of humor and bright outlook on life. He is missed in this community by so many. Shaw is a true inspiration.”
Q: What is your favorite childhood memory?
A: “Traveling to Litchfield Beach and Lake Winfield Scott with my family. Such great memories and special places dear to my heart.”
Q: If you could travel anywhere in the world right now, where would it be and why?
A: There are so many places on my list but I would have to say Italy! I would love to travel to the Amalfi Coast…my sister went this summer and absolutely loved it.”
Q: What is the first movie you remember seeing in a theater?
A: “Jaws! I saw it in Washington, D.C. I have not been in the ocean since then.”
Q: What advice would you give a crowd of people?
A: “Support me in Dancing for a Cause! I will be dancing on August 25 and would love your support! Proceeds go towards three local charities: Alliance for Literacy, Center Point and Rape Response. Go to: dancehallcounty.com to donate!”
Q: What is something on your bucket list?
A: “I would love to hike in the Grand Canyon and also go on an African Safari!”
Q: What is your favorite music/ three bands you would like to see (dead or alive)?
A: “This is definitely a mixed bag! Micheal Jackson, Olivia Newton John and Elton John. Many more I could name!”
Q: What local business makes you the most nostalgic about Hall County and why?
A: “Mellow Mushroom on Green Street. It makes me nostalgic because during World War II it was a home for wives and families whose husbands were off at War. My Grandmother and Dad (Grace and Walton Moore) lived there in 1940. I eat there often and think of them! Greens Grocery, Inn Between and Bobby Gruhn stadium also hit home with me.”
Q: Choosing anyone (past or present and a non-relative), with whom would you love to have lunch? And where locally would you have this lunch?
A: “Saturday Night Live Cast from the 80s and 90s…they were all hilarious! I would take them to The Collegiate Grill on the square- Best burger in town!”
Q: What is your favorite thing about Hall County?
A: “The people that live here and it’s proximity to Atlanta, Athens, Lake Lanier and the mountains.”
Q: Where do you see yourself in five or 10 years?
A: “Most likely in Gainesville, working and being involved in the community. Also, enjoying being empty nesters with my husband, Sam.”
Q: What is something interesting that most people don’t know about you?
A: “I can dance! Well…maybe!”
Q: What three words mean “Home” to you?
A: “Family, Friends and Unconditional Love.”