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Kennesaw Celebrates 125th Anniversary Today

A birthday program will be held at 3 p.m. at Depot Park.

Officials in Kennesaw 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 ’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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