Beech Creek’s 150th birthday party is Saturday

BEECH CREEK — Beech Creek looks to be the place to be on Saturday, as the borough celebrates its 150th anniversary.

There’s going to be a lot going on from morning to night as residents of the borough have planned a family friendly event for all, young and old.

The festivities will be held in the area of the Beech Creek Borough building.

There will be a guest book for everyone to sign that will be placed in a time capsule for generations to view at the 200th birthday party.

Wooden coins will be distributed to commemorate the 150th birthday.

It all begins at 11 a.m. when craft and food vendors open their various shops. The vendors will remain open until 5 p.m.

The Beech Creek/Marsh Creek Watershed Heritage Museum will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., allowing visitors to step back in time and see the many antiques and other items that have been collected and donated for display in the building.

There will also be a petting zoo during that time.

And state police will be on hand with a helicopter on display. Youngsters will enjoy getting up close and personal to the troopers and especially the helicopter.

The Beech Creek Fire Station will be open and offer free wellness checks to all. Their equipment will be available for “inspection” by the public.

What would a birthday party be without ice cream?

There will be plenty available at the old-fashioned ice cream social from 2 to 4 p.m. And it will be free to everyone.

A ceremony of sorts is scheduled for 4 p.m. with various speakers talking about Beech Creek and its rich history through 150 years.

Immediately following those remarks, a community portrait will be taken, and those in charge of the event are asking everyone to be part of the picture.

And closing out the event will be a band playing from 5 to 8 p.m.

It’s going to be a great day.

So, bring a lawn chair, sit down and listen to the band or get up and show your dance moves.

Whatever your preference, come and enjoy a relaxing day with your friends and neighbors and surrounding community members.

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Coming tomorrow: A history of Beech Creek by Lou Bernard with photos from the Ross Library.

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