By Kelley Waterfall
The Mason Times
Mason celebrated 150 years on March 9 at City Hall. With a ceremony, speeches, Civil War reenactments and much more the night was a huge success.
Becky Clinton, member of the Mason 150 group, said “It was beautiful, and I was just happy to be a part of it.”
Marty Colburn, city administrator, said there were a few hundred people there and they included from city officials, elected officials, the state senator, state representatives and many more.
The evening included speeches from officials, a civil war reenactment, color guard, the presentation of the Mason 150 flag, and a choir singing a song written for the celebration.
The college club also presented the winners of the eighth grade essay contest. The students got to choose a street in Mason, write about the origin of its name and how it came to be.
Clinton said that was one of the best parts of the night and says she and others learned a lot they never knew before.
“It has been two years working on this and seeing it come together was amazing,” said Clinton.
“It was a very nice ceremonial kickoff event,” said Colburn. “I look forward to the rest of the year and continuing the celebration.”