New Florence Sesquicentennial Celebration taking shape
From Elvis and Patsy Cline tribute artists to a cornhole tournament, the New Florence Sesquicentennial Celebration is starting to take shape.
The all-day event on Aug. 17 will be held near the New Florence Library and will open with a parade and close with a fireworks show.
In between, there will be a car cruise-in, military displays, antique vehicles and tractors, a children’s tractor pull, live music, food vendors, street and square dancing, and live historical presentations.
The live music will include Elvis impersonator Kelly Hylton and Patsy Cline impersonator Cathi Rhodes. Children’s activities will include a comedy magic show by Steve Haberman.
The New Florence Sesquicentennial Committee has been meeting for months and continues to solicit the help of borough residents, businesses and organizations, as well as donations.
For more information, send an email to [email protected], call the borough office at 724-235-2000 and leave a message, or visit the Official New Florence Sesquicentennial Celebration Facebook group.
The borough was founded in 1869 and is celebrating its 150th anniversary.
Stephen Huba is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Stephen at 724-850-1280, [email protected] or via Twitter .