The city will host a birthday celebration at Blackburn Park, 3493 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Dec. 14, from 1 to 6 p.m.
The celebration will kickoff with Brookhaven’s Birthday 3K. The race will start and finish at Blackburn Park. To register, visit www.active.com.
Participants are encouraged to wear birthday-themed accessories, such as party hats, boas and tiaras. There also will be a one-mile fun run in the park, as well as a 50-yard dash tot trot for children.
The Saturday birthday celebration will include live music, Santa Claus, food trucks and children’s entertainment and activities throughout the day. At dusk, the mayor and council will light the birthday tree, a 12-foot evergreen tree that was planted last week in Blackburn Park.
Beside the tree, the mayor and city council will bury a time capsule that will remain sealed for 25 years. Members of the public are encouraged to submit items to be included in the time capsule.
Visit www.brookhavenga.gov/uploads/Time_Capsule_Submission_Guidelines.pdf for submission guidelines.
“We are excited to celebrate our first year of operations as a city,” Mayor J. Max Davis said. “We have accomplished so much in the first year and hope all residents come out to celebrate the success of Brookhaven.”
On Dec. 17, the city’s official incorporation date, the mayor and council will host a formal birthday commemoration ceremony at Town Brookhaven to honor and thank those who helped build Brookhaven from its early beginnings to its present success.
The ceremony will begin at 7 p.m. All members of the public are welcome to attend.
Attendees are encouraged to bring nonperishable food items to both the Dec. 14 birthday party and Dec. 17 ceremony. The food will be donated to a local food pantry to help those in need.