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Lilburn seeks help to plan centennial

LILBURN - Mayor Diana Preston says she doesn't want Lilburn's centennial celebration next year to be all about 100 years of history. She wants people to also revel in the city's future.

So Preston and other city leaders are calling for volunteers to help plan and organize the centennial, which could be recognized in several events over the next year or in one large commemoration.

Both city natives and new residents could play a role in the planning, she said. Even children will be involved, as Arcado Elementary has put together its own history and students from Berkmar High School are planning to work with seniors on an oral history video.

"We'd like to get the entire community involved," Preston said. "There are lots of ideas."

Applications for a steering committee to plan the celebration were expected to be posted by today on the city's Web site, www.cityoflilburn.com.

After the Sept. 1 deadline, Preston said a steering committee of about 15 would be chosen from the applicants, but others would be invited to help in planning and implementing individual tasks.

"There will be room for everything," she said.