Morrow City Councilwoman Jeanell Bridges takes notes during discussions of possible plans for celebrating the city's 70th birthday at a recent council meeting.
MORROW The City of Morrow has something in common with Betty White.
They can both call themselves “Golden Girls” — albeit in slightly different ways. While White starred on the television show by that name, the city is moving into the age bracket that takes its name from that same show.
Morrow will celebrate the 70th anniversary of it becoming an incorporated city on March 2.
“I think at 70, we should celebrate,” Councilwoman Jeanell Bridges said recently.
City officials are in the process of coming up with a way to celebrate the city’s birthday. Although the anniversary is a month away, no firm plans have been announced for a celebration.
But, a few ideas have been knocked around.
Bridges has suggested the city hold a “meet and greet” for residents so they can meet department heads and city officials.
“It would be something where we can discuss what we do and what each department does,” she said.
Others have suggested the city put up a couple of banners around town to commemorate the anniversary.
Other city employees have suggested the city tie the birthday into its annual FreedomFest celebration in June. The event typically concludes with fire works, which some city officials have suggested could have a birthday theme this year.
Morrow police Chief Chris Leighty has suggested the city find a way to tie the actual birthday date with FreedomFest.
“It’s about 70 days until FreedomFest from the anniversary date, so why not do 70 days to celebrate 70 years?” Leighty said.