Atlanta couple throws ‘1st birthday party’ for metal plate on street

A big metal plate had been on McDonald Street for more than a year, so a couple decided to throw it a little party.

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A big metal plate had been on McDonald Street for more than a year, so a couple decided to throw it a little party.

Shortly after some frustrated southeast Atlanta residents pulled a gimmick regarding a road issue, the city helped fixed their problem.

A big metal plate had been on McDonald Street for more than a year, so a couple decided to throw it a little party, Channel 2 Actions News reported.

To mark the anniversary, Marko Bajic and his wife sketched “One Year Old” above the skyline, decorated the plate and sang to it.

After learning about the satirical celebration, Channel 2 called city officials about the plate. Hours later, a crew came to haul it away.

Bajic said they’d previously reached out to the city to get it removed, to no avail.

The metal plates are normally supposed to have tracking numbers on them, but the one in question did not.

It also wasn't listed on a city map that shows where most of the metal plates are located; city officials told Channel 2 that may have been because it was possibly left behind by a contractor.

Crews said they may have forgotten about the plate, the station reported.

Residents can call 311 and receive a service number if a plate has been on a road for months.

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Atlanta has a map showing residents where most of the metal plates are in the city, but the year-old plate was overlooked, according to officials.