City's Anniversary, Taste of Kennesaw Set for Saturday

Events begin at 11 a.m. on Saturday.

Officials in will celebrate the city's 125th anniversary on Saturday.

The program will include acknowledgment of past and present civic leaders. In addition, city staff will sponsor a booth containing displays depicting a timeline of Kennesaw’s history including photos, maps, and articles. T-shirts, lapel pins and commemorative coins featuring a logo designed by student Rachel Fred will be available for sale.

“Kennesaw has a rich and eventful heritage, and anniversaries like this one present the perfect opportunity to revisit and celebrate our past,” Mayor Mark Mathews said.  “Our city has come such a long way from a railroad shanty town to the vibrant, progressive community it is today.”

The anniversary celebration will be held at 3 p.m., during the annual Taste of Kennesaw event, which runs from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. at Depot Park in downtown Kennesaw. More than 35 area restaurants plan to participate. Food samples will range from $1-$4.

The festivities also will include continuous live entertainment throughout the day, as well as a 6 p.m. concert featuring Banks & Shane. A wide variety of children’s activities will also be available, including inflatable slides, bounce houses and a trackless train.


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