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Molena City Clerk Tina Lee (left) and Mayor Joyce Corley (right) stand by the historic Old Jail. They are hoping local citizens will come out and enjoy a celebration for America’s Independence and Pike’s 200th birthday on July 2 starting at noon. They are also asking for historic items to display at the event, including photos of the area through the years and items that were used and created here. Citizens who can are asked to dress in period dress for the event.

Molena seeks historic items for July 2 celebration

Molena will celebrate America’s Independence with a flag retirement ceremony and festivities to be followed by fireworks on Saturday, July 2. Festivities will begin at noon with music, pony rides, food trucks, Axes on Axels, prize drawings and other entertainment. The city will also have historic items on display in Molena City Hall to celebrate the 200th birthday of Pike County. 

“We are looking for any kinds of photos of Molena and old items that were used or came from this area,” said Molena Mayor Joyce Corley. “We are hoping that this event and others in the city give people the chance to get to know each other so Molena will stay a tight-knit community.” 

Vendors are still being sought and those interested can contact city hall at 770-884-9711. 

Local children up to age 18 are asked to submit art entries rendering their depictions of My Pike County Bicentennial Home which will be on display at the celebration. 

Some of the historic items on display will include a covered wagon, an old telephone, a harp, items from a turn of the century store, a pie safe that was rescued from being burned during the War between the States and a 1928 Ford Model A Phaeton Touring Car. Other historic items are sought for display by members of the community. 

“It would be wonderful if there are other items that could be displayed, particularly if they have local significance,” said Molena city clerk Tina Lee. “It would be wonderful if some could come dressed in historic garb, too. This is such a great place, full of great people. When you have the kind of people that we do here in Molena for neighbors, you find you can start to believe the world is really not such a bad place to live in after all.”

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