The entire city of Abilene is invited to celebrate one birthday coming up.
Abilene will be celebrating it's 128th birthday this Saturday at the Downtown Dayz event, even though the actual birthday is march 15th 1818.
According to an old story, around a cowboy campfire at First and Walnut Street, the cowboys kicked around names of the town and they came up with Abilene because they wanted it to become another large cattle shipping point.
Abilene has certainly come a long way since cowboys around the campfire and has grown to a thriving city.
The shops and restaurants downtown are all involved in making it a successful birthday bash.
The party starts on Saturday the 14th at the Downtown Dayz event.
Under One Roof- a drawing for a $50 gift certificate to celebrate Abilene's 128th birthday.
The Honeycomb Tree- Birthday presents for the 1st, 2nd, and 8th customer to stop in the store
Take a friend to lunch...
Cypress Street Station- free "birthday brownie" with the purchase of a meal
Cockerell Galleries and Studios- Create birthday cards for Abilene. Bring your own materials and be inspired by studio artists.