Buckhead celebrates 100 years with gala Saturday
By Patrick Yost
If your searching for America, go to Buckhead Saturday.
The town is holding a 100 year birthday party for itself and it promises to be a brief glimpse into town events and church socials from years gone by.
Beginning with a tractor parade at 10 a.m. that will start at the Buckhead Baptist Church and end on Chivers Road near the Buckhead Volunteer Fire Station, the party will last until 1 p.m. and offers a full day of kid–friendly event.
Buckhead Mayor Ricky Walker and the city council last week agreed to fund the celebration.
“How often do you have a 100 year celebration,” said council member Gene Porter.
Following the tractor parade, the council approved a greased pig contest, a greased pole climbing contest, a three–legged race, a sack race and other events.
The council also approved a motion to provide hamburgers and hot dogs free of charge to celebrants. Drinks will be served for a minimum charge.
Winners of the age specific contests will be awarded ribbons and other prizes, Porter said.
A local blue grass band will play during the celebration.
All events will be held at the Buckhead Volunteer Fire Department.
Last Saturday members of the Buckhead Volunteer Fire Department and city council placed five new banners around town heralding the town’s 100 year anniversary.