City of Oak Ridge to Celebrate 75th Anniversary


August 24, 2017

Oak Ridge Mayor Warren Gooch announced today that the City will form a committee to help coordinate and circulate information about the City’s 75th Anniversary.
 
In September 2017, the City of Oak Ridge will begin its 75th Anniversary Celebration. The festivities continue through the end of 2018 and will showcase events, including a lecture presented by the Oak Ridge Heritage and Preservation Association on September 15, 2017, titled “The Legacy of Place” by guest speaker Denise Kiernan, author of “The Girls of Atomic City” and “The Last Castle.” 
 
The Oak Ridge Fire Department plans to host “Then and Now,” a 1940s-era Fire Prevention Parade along Oak Ridge Turnpike on October 7, 2017. Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the Y-12 National Security Complex will celebrate the anniversaries of their respective beginnings as well. These are only a few examples of the events in store for the community over the next year. Additional events will be announced as they are confirmed.
 
There will be a news conference to introduce the Mayor’s 75th Anniversary Committee, reveal the official 75th Anniversary logo and launch the 75th Anniversary website. The news conference will be held at the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce (1400 Oak Ridge Turnpike) on Thursday, August 31, at 11:30 a.m., with an informal social event to follow. Media and members of the public are invited to attend.
 
For more information, contact Explore Oak Ridge at (865) 483-1321.