City officials announce year-long celebration for Baton Rouge's 200th year

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Baton Rouge is approaching its 200th year of being an incorporated city and the city is getting ready to celebrate.

Officials announced Thursday that they plan to kick it off with a celebration on New Year's Eve.

"I'll spend my final day as mayor of this great city in the best way possible, dancing to the music of Fat Hat, watching the Red Stick drop, and counting down to kick off the Baton Rouge birthday. Yes indeed, we're going to have some fun," said Mayor-President Kip Holden.

The Old Governor's Mansion will host a soft kick off to the celebrations Thursday evening.

The Baton Rouge 200 website was also launched. It will have information for the year-long celebrations.

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