A year of celebration that began in January this year will culminate in a bang Saturday evening with a fireworks display 200 years in the making in downtown Monroe.
The festivities begin at 4 pm. when the doors to the courthouse open with the George Walton Academy choir on the front steps of the historic Walton County Courthouse. There will be tours, pictures with Santa and horse and buggy rides around the courthouse. At 4:15 p.m. the award winners from the schools of the “Why I Love Walton County” essays will be presented, followed at 5 p.m. with other special presentations of the bicentennial quilt as well as other historic item and the cutting of the cake shaped like the historic Walton County Courthouse. There should be enough cake to feed those in town to celebrate the big event.
While you’re in town, you can take a tour of the historic courthouse and have your photograph taken on the majestic steps leading up to the courtroom. You may even get to witness the burying of the time capsule that will be opened in 100 years time.