City of Marietta helps KSU celebrate 40th anniversary

A pair of landmark occasions in the history of Cobb County will be celebrated June 12‚ when…

Georgia (May 25, 2004) — City of Marietta helps KSU celebrate 40th anniversary

Rick Woodall


Contact: Frances Weyand‚ Director of University Relations‚ 770−423−6203 or
Writer: Rick Woodall‚ 770−423−6203 or

A pair of landmark occasions in the history of Cobb County will be celebrated June 12‚ when the city of Marietta welcomes the university community to Glover Park for a night of fun and music marking KSU’s 40th anniversary and the 150th birthday for Marietta’s fire department.

The event will be co−hosted by President Betty L. Siegel and a representative of Marietta’s city government. The centerpiece of the celebration will be a performance by the KSU Jazz Ensemble‚ led by Director Steven Watson‚ beginning at 8 p.m. Between sets‚ a birthday cake will be carved in the middle of Marietta Square.

The two−hour celebration will be open to the public and will feature both general admission and reserved seating. General admission is free for those wishing to picnic on the lawn. Tables for six ($55) and eight ($65) also are available. For more information‚ call 770−423−6203. Tables can be reserved by calling 770−794−5601.

“This is a tremendous opportunity to involve the larger community in the celebration of KSU’s ruby anniversary‚” said Frances Weyand‚ director of university relations. “We are grateful to the city of Marietta for being so eager to enter into this partnership‚ and hope many supporters of the university will turn out to help us honor these two great institutions.”


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