Mableton Day Is May 17

The Annual Mableton Day Celebration is coming up on May 17 marking the coming of Summer with food, fun, crafts and even a 5K race.

Parking, admission and historic Mable House tours are free. There will be a charge for race registration, jumpies, and food and refreshments.

The event at the Mable House Complex opens with the Mableton Day 5K, beginning at 8 a.m.  Following the 5K race is the Mableton Jr. 1-mile Fun Run.  When the races end, visitors can enjoy a variety of entertainment on the main stage, vendors from near and far, tours of the historic Mable House, arts and crafts demonstrations, Kids Corner activities, and a car show. Food will be available from local vendors.

Mableton Day is presented by the Mableton Day Coalition with the support of Cobb County Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs, and valued sponsors. For more information or to register, visit

Other events include:

• The Old School Car Show, presenting a “People’s Choice” awards.  Best in show will win top prize trophy and $250 cash prizes.  The car show has brought out the best cars from miles around.

• Top entertainers from all over the metro area will be performing at Mableton Day.

• The Kids Corner is a fun place for children to play and learn with .

• Kids’ fun zone with inflatables, fitness testing old fashioned games, and art work.

• In the Food Court, Chic Fil-A, Mexico Lindo and Siracusa’s Pizza will be offering lunch.

• The Historic Mable House will be open for tours during Mableton Day.  Everyone should take the time to learn about one of Mableton’s founding families and how they lived 150 years ago.

Cobb County Commission Chairman Tim Lee will speak as part of the Mableton Day Salute to the Armed Forces in recognition of Armed Forces Day, which also falls on May 17. The event will take place on the Main Stage at the Mable House Complex at 5239 Floyd Road in Mableton.

“We are proud to live in a free country and that is made possible by the sacrifice of our fine men and women in uniform – past, present and future,” said Albert McRae, Mableton Day Coalition Chairman. “It’s a privilege to recognize their service and sacrifice and that of their families as well.”

As part of the closing events at Mableton Day, District Commissioner Lisa Cupid will award the Community Spirit Trophy and cash awards to the schools and nonprofits that do the most to promote their community and Mableton Day. The group with the most points will win $1,000 and the traveling Mableton Day Community Spirit Trophy.

“This is the time for schools and nonprofit organizations to energize their supporters,” remarked Sandra Miller, Vice Chairman of the Mableton Day Coalition. “As a former educator, I know how important school pride is. It gives every student confidence in their ability to succeed.”

From the May 2014 issue of The Bright Side, Cobb County Georgia’s Newspaper covering Smyrna, Vinings, Mableton and Austell, GA.