Plans continue to develop for Perryopolis bicentennial
The Perryopolis Bicentennial Committee is hoping to make this year's 200th celebration a memorable one.
But they need help from the community.
Chairwoman Kathleen Pirilla Kifer and committee member Barbara Stanley said they are hoping any kind of group, from churches and youth groups to businesses or any other organization, will be willing to help during the four-day event in June.
A letter that will be sent to area churches asking for volunteerism in any form, including a float or some type of decorated wagon to participate in the scheduled parade, the use of parking lots for visitors, hosting some kind of food or vendor booth or having the youth groups participate in some way that might include music.
Kifer said the committee is looking for volunteers from any individual or organization for such things as manning the bicentennial committee booth or giving tours and talking about the different historical sites.
The celebration is scheduled for June 26 through 29. Opening ceremonies will be held the evening of June 26. June 27 will include a car show and musical entertainment.
June 28 is the biggest day of events including the parade, wagon rides, walking tours, a petting zoo, face painting, pottery and other craft demonstrations and fireworks.
June 29 will include a pancake breakfast and an old time baseball competition.
Currently the budget for the event is $23,491.98, which includes a $7,000 grant from the Laurel Highlands Visitor's Bureau for marketing.
An executive meeting is scheduled for March 6 at 7 p.m. in the borough building and the next community meeting is scheduled for March 19 at 7 p.m. in the community room of the borough building.
Rachel Basinger is a contributing writer.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
- Fayette Children and Youth Services to expand offices
- Fayette Relay for Life moves to Uniontown church
- Belle Vernon Eagle Scout project draws praise
- Acme teen excited to experience fair as queen
- Additional charges filed in Connellsville vandalism case
- Mother of Fayette County killer wants to testify in closed courtroom
- Dawson Grange Community Fair stands out by staying free to attend
- Fayette man gets house arrest in prescription painkiller scheme
- Former Fayette County Democratic chairman, county commissioner Lebder dies at 94
- Woman threatened with knife at ATM in Uniontown
- Ceremony, parade mark start of 61st annual Fayette County Fair