Trolley tour of historic Stone Mountain Village

9/5/2014, 7:14 a.m.

Stone Mountain residents and friends can take a Historic Trolley Tour on Sept. 13 as part of its ongoing 175th Anniversary Celebration.

Activities begin at 1 p.m. with a vintage-style trolley running tours until 3:30 p.m. The tour features the Stone Mountain First Baptist Church, which is hosting the event, its small museum, local historic homes and sites related to the church, and former ministers and church members who were community leaders as it loops around the historic district.

On Sept. 14, the church hosts a 175th Celebration and Homecoming Services at 11 a.m. and dinner at 12:45 p.m.

Rusty Hamby, chair of the church’s 175th Anniversary organizing committee, said it will be a fun-filled weekend for everyone in the Stone Mountain community, not just church members.

“Everyone is invited to these events,” Hamby said. “Church volunteers have been working for several months to gather stories to tell about the people and families who have found a place of worship at Stone Mountain First Baptist Church.”

Hamby said a 175th Cookbook is being published by the ladies of the church and will be available in the fall.

Stone Mountain First Baptist is at 5301 Mimosa Drive at Ridge Avenue. For more information, call 770-469-6121.