Box 14, Folder 4, Document 98

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MINUTES
DEDICATION COMMITTEE
August 24, 1965 - Press Lounge, Atlanta Stadium
Chairman Forio called the meeting to order at 2:45 P. M.
with the following present:
Members
Chairman Edgar J. Forio
Mrs. Ann Moses
Ernie Johnson
Earl Mann
Lynn Westergaard
Sidney Scarborough
Others
Dick Cecil
Chairman Forio briefly explained that the 1966 Dedication
Ceremony would be somewhat different from the Inauguration
Ceremony held at the first game played in the stadium, The
ceremony should acknowledge the various governments and
many individuals who participated in making the stadium a
reality and Atlanta a major league city.
It was the consensus of the group that if in the hayor 1 s
opinion the President of the United States should be invited to participate that such an invitation should be extended by Mayor Allen.
Participants in the dedication activities should include
the following:
1.
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3.
4.
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6.
7.
8.
Mayor Allen and Board of Aldermen
Fulton County Commissioners of Roads and Revenue
Governor Carl Sanders
Members of City of Atlanta and Fulton County
Recreation Authority
Certain representatives of the Atlanta Braves
Certain representatives of major league baseball
The choir from Big Bethel Church of Atlanta
Dr. Billy Graham
Speakers would include the following but not necessarily
in the order named.
1.
2.
3.
Dr. Graham, Invocation
President of United States
Governor Carl Sanders
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August 24, 1965 - Minutes
Dedication Committee
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Mayor Ivan Allen
Chairman Fulton County Commissioners
Chairman Arthur Montgomery
Representatives of Atlanta Braves
Commissioner of Baseball
President of National League
Opening ceremonies would require approximately 30 minutes
with the following activities:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Invocation
National Anthem
Unveiling of Dedication Plaque
Speakers
Mr. Opie L. Shelton was appointed Chairman of the Invitation Committee.
The Braves announced that opening day would be April 12,
1966 with the decision as to whether the game will be played
in the afternoon or evening to be announced later.
Should there be a day game, the committee would endeavor
to have the businesses of the city participate by closing
at an early hour.
The question of an opening day parade was not fully resolved at this meeting. However, should there be a parade,
Mr. Frank Fling would be invited to be the Parade Marshall.
Chairman Forio will consult with Authority Chairman Montgomery on all matters discussed by the committee so that
complete coordination of all activities might be accomplished. Such matters to include cooperation with the
Braves; certain authority of Chamber of Commerce Committees;
and coordination of governmental agencies and matters of
protocal.
There being no further business the meeting adjourned.
Respectfully submitted,

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Sidney Scarborough
For Edgar Forio
(Chairman)

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