Wednesday, April 30, 2014


Historic Village Celebrates 175 Years

Dr. George D. N. Coletti
By Doc Lawrence

STONE MOUNTAIN, GA – Literally beside the namesake landmark mountain, the historic Village of Stone Mountain continues its 175th anniversary celebration on Saturday May 3, featuring a book signing by author Dr. George D.N. Coletti, food and dance at a popular restaurant, a tour of the historic cemetery and an opportunity to meet local officials and celebrities.

The commemoration activities begin this Saturday at 10:00 a.m. with an Archaeology Field Day. One of the day’s highlights will feature Dr. Coletti’s appearance and signing of his acclaimed book, Stone Mountain: The Granite Sentinel at The Village Corner Restaurant.. Good food is available along with May Day festivities..

Mayor Pat Wheeler
“This is going to be a fun-filled day for Stone Mountain Village. Volunteers have been working for several months to gather stories to tell about the people and families who have found their final resting place in the cemetery,” says Mary Beth Reed, chair of the 175th Anniversary organizing committee.
A noted historian and prominent Stone Mountain civic leader, Dr. George Coletti will greet guests and sign his acclaimed book beginning at noon, with a second signing scheduled at 4:00 p.m. at The Village Corner Restaurant. The restaurant will then host a May Day Dance to celebrate 40 successful years as one of the region’s top restaurants at 4, 5 and 6:00 p.m.

“Days like this,” says Mayor Pat Wheeler, “hold something for everyone. We hope to see history buffs, families and people who just want to learn more about our Village enjoying the day. We are proud to show off our heritage.”

One of the region’s most successful restaurants, The Village Corner is a traditional German tavern with a European bakery, a café style dining room and a biergarten.

A perfect place to celebrate an anniversary.

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