KSU‚ city of Marietta celebrate two birthdays

A pair of landmark occasions in the history of Cobb County were celebrated June 12 when President Betty L. Siegel and other members of the KSU community joined with representatives of the city of Marietta to mark the 40th anniversary of KSU's charter and the 150th birthday for Marietta's fire department.

Georgia (Jun 17, 2004) — A pair of landmark occasions in the history of Cobb County were celebrated June 12 when President Betty L. Siegel and other members of the KSU community joined with representatives of the city of Marietta to mark the 40th anniversary of KSU's charter and the 150th birthday for Marietta's fire department.

A large crowd was on hand at Marietta Square to witness Dr. Siegel's arrival on a vintage ladder truck. The KSU president was decked out in an authentic fire helmet‚ while Marietta Fire Chief Jackie Gibbs got into the act by donning a pair of fake red glasses‚ patterned after Siegel's trademark spectacles. A night of fun and music followed‚ featuring the carving of a large cake commemorating both events and a performance by the band‚ "Swing Shift."





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