Candace, founder of the Peace Dream Bear Project, traveled with Project Peace Tree which built bridges of friendship with Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia (formerly USSR) on a children’s cultural exchange during the Cold War. Tbilisi is Atlanta’s sister city.
When she opened her bookstore, Phoenix and Dragon, the first Peace Pole was planted in November 1991 on Hammond Drive in Sandy Springs (lower right photo). When the store moved to its current location, the Pole was rededicated in December 1995.
Phoenix & Dragon Bookstore
5531 Roswell Rd. Sandy Springs, GA 30342
Candace Apple, Owner