Friday was Bill Keefer's last day as Augusta's City Manager

A large crowd attended a farewell reception for Augusta City Manager Bill Keefer. After leading Augusta for 16 1/2 years, he is leaving for the City Manager position in Grove, Okla.

He was presented a large color photograph by Paul Bowen of the interior of the Augusta Historical Theatre. The inscription on the back states, "Bill, Thank you for 16 1/2 years in Augusta. You will be missed! - City of Augusta employees, Council, and Mayor."

(Check later for more photos of the reception)