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By Brittany Goncar
Wednesday, June 26, 2013, 9:00 p.m.

There are two years until Brentwood's centennial, but the celebration already is in the works.

Plans for the 100-year celebration include a parade and tradition home tour sponsored by the Brentwood Public Library, an educational lecture series and possibly a formal dance.

The centennial committee also is putting together a countdown calendar for 2014. It will feature works of local artists: Tom Yochum, Cheryl Carr, James Arnoni and Joanne Pollo. Their works can be found in the library as well.

Brentwood's milestones also will be in the calendar.

Local businesses and organizations are encouraged to submit events they are hosting in 2014.

Calendars are set to be available in October and can be picked up at Brentwood Public Library.

“It will be 100 years. We are part of the fabric of people's lives in the past 100,” said Audrey Iacone, of the historical society.

For a more permanent collection of Brentwood's history, the committee is collaborating with residents to create an Arcadia book. It will feature chapters on service men and women, park renovations, Brentwood now and more.

Iacone has spent hours sifting through the pictures that have started to come in. Some were pictures of long-standing traditions such as the fourth of July events.

“The streets were lined with parked cars,” Iacone said. “Now, when you go to a Brentwood parade, they have a costume contest and stuff in the pool like synchronized swimming. We all wore bathing caps back then. It was just fun to watch.”

The committee also wants to install a mural on Brownsville Road, but the details aren't finalized. Erin Troup, centennial committee, is working with Sprout to formalize the project.

“It's a small community with a combination of elected officials, volunteers and youth sports and organizations,” said Julie McCarthy, centennial committee. “We are always trying to use the resources that are internal to bring the community to today's needs, and it's amazing what people come up with. We really have to honor the decades.”

Brittany Goncar is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-388-5803 or

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