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Valdosta turns 150 this year

By Jade Bulecza - bio | email

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) –Valdosta turns 150 this year, and the celebration kicks off Friday night.

Beginning at 6 these downtown streets will be filled with doc holiday look-a-likes, folk musicians, and actors telling the history of some of Valdosta's oldest buildings. There will be carriage rides, a kids zone, and plays put on by the Dosta Theatre. Church bells and a train whistle will will signify the start of the fun.

"Everyone will know around the town that it's the beginning of our sesquicentenniel," said Valdosta Mayor John Fretti. "We're 150 years old and we're going to be celebrating that for an entire year and to me the bell ringing is going to be the beginning of that."

The DostaFest is in downtown Valdosta and lasts until 9 p.m.

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