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Ball Ground's 135th birthday party

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Photo from Larry Cavender’s personal collection

Still rocking - Ball Ground was a happening place in the 1920s and 1930s. The first “hey day,” shown above in a photo of Main Street, is believed to have been taken around 1930. Now the town, which will turn 135 years old Saturday, is in a “reawakening” period. See pages 9-12A in the print or online edition for a look at the unique history of the small town.

By Larry Cavender 

Contributing writer

 

A celebration is planned for this Saturday to honor the anniversary of Ball Ground's incorporation as a city in 1883. The "birthday party" is being co-sponsored by the city of Ball Ground and the Ball Ground Historical Society and will be held from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Ball Ground Community Building.

Everyone is invited to this event which will include booths and/or tables sponsored by past and present businesses, churches, civic organizations and individuals who will be displaying vintage photos and other memorabilia. A number of vintage antique cars are expected to be on display. 

Nancy Madden Sosebee, president of the Ball Ground Historical Society, said of the event, "It's a birthday party, so of course, there will be cake." The party is free to anyone who would enjoy celebrating the town's 135th birthday and sharing memories of the community.