By: Staff Reports | Gwinnett Citizen

Memorial Day celebration to feature balloon launch, beer tent

SNELLVILLE – More than 1,200 LED-lit balloons will be launched May 23 to honor veterans at a Memorial Day celebration.

The event, which will also feature a veterans program, live music and a beer tent, will take place from 4 to 9 p.m. on the Towne Green on Oak Road. 

Mayor Pro Tem Tom Witts, who organized the event, said he wanted to ensure veterans were honored Memorial Day weekend and is proud Snellville is putting on the large celebration. 

“It’s good to see the city of Snellville celebrating Memorial Day in big way,” he said. 

The veterans program will begin at 4 p.m., followed by the opening of the Veterans Memorial Craft Beer Garden presented by Lincoln Fill Station at 5 p.m. Live music will take place from 5 to 9 p.m. with the Rockingbirds and Atlanta legend Ron Kimble, followed by the balloon launch at dusk. Balloons can be purchased for $5 at sponsor businesses Lincoln Fill Station, Wild Wing Café, United Community Bank, Mellow Mushroom, Main Street Restaurant, Fratelli’s Pizzeria and RiceBox. Entry to the beer garden is $20, $15 for veterans. The entry fee gets visitors 16 beer samples and a commemorative glass. Proceeds will benefit the Snellville Veterans Memorial. There will also be military displays and food trucks.

For more information visit the Snellville Veterans Memorial Facebook page at www.facebook.com/SnellvilleVeteransMemorial.