Monroe County preparing for weekend Bicentennial Celebration

Monroe County is getting ready to celebrate its 200th birthday.

FORSYTH, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) — Monroe County is getting ready to celebrate its 200th birthday.

The county is inviting everyone in Middle Georgia to its weekend full of events.

The Bicentennial Celebration committee met for the last time Wednesday afternoon to finalize event plans. Committee leaders say it’s an event you don’t want to miss.

“We want people to have that opportunity to come out and have a great time, have free entertainment from the bands and dancing that are going to be downtown all the way to 11 o’clock,” Committee Chairman Johnathan Adams said.

The event will start with a car show on Saturday beginning at 10 a.m. According to Adams, there will be plenty of arts and crafts, music and and food.

He thinks the community is most looking forward to seeing the time capsule.

“You can always go to a festival,” he said. “You can always go to the town square and see stuff, but to actually see what was buried now 50 years ago, I think it’s going to be very interesting.”

Just like 50 years ago, city leaders will bury their own time capsule.  It will then be uncovered in 50 years.

The county’s public information officer, Richard Dumas, hopes the event will attract more people.

“I look at it as kind of a homecoming of sorts for people who are from here that live elsewhere now,” he said .”We certainly want them to come home and enjoy what their community from home has to offer.”

Governor Brian Kemp and other local officials will be in attendance to start the weekend of festivities.

For more information about the event click here.

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