The Acworth Board of Aldermen has scheduled an unveiling ceremony of the newly restored Old Acworth Depot Freight Scales on Thursday, July 19th at 5:30 PM in the Atrium of the Acworth City Hall, 4415 Senator Russell Avenue, Acworth, GA 30101. The public is invited to the event, featuring Mayor Tommy Allegood, Moose McCray, who rescued the scales fifty years ago and donated them to the Acworth Depot Museum, and representatives of the Save Acworth History Foundation who financed the project. Members of the Red Onion Press will be also honored for their work in restoring the Scale. The still functional depot scale is around 130 years old and a major artifact from the post civil war economy in Georgia.
Here is Alderman Tim Richardson, proudly standing by the newly restored scale. The scale will be on display at City Hall until the new Acworth Depot Museum is completed. Work is just starting on Depot park and scheduled to be completed in late December or January 2019.