Aiken residents are invited to the unveiling of the 2013 Aiken Historic Medallion on Thursday night.

The Aiken Downtown Development Association, in partnership with St. John's Methodist Church, will unveil the medallion on Thursday at 6 p.m. in the gym at St. John's, located at 104 Newberry St. N.W.

Aiken's Historic Medallion Contest was started in 1996 as a fundraiser for the downtown association.

Residents can purchase the medallions for $25 plus tax during the event Thursday evening.

The unveiling will also coincide with the St. John's annual turkey dinner. Those who wish to participate in the dinner must make a reservation. Tickets for the dinner are $10 for adults and $5 for children 10 and younger.

For more information or to make reservations, call 803-648-6891.

Maayan Schechter is the city beat reporter with Aiken Standard.