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The Borough of Petrolia To Celebrate Its Sesquicentennial


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The Borough of Petrolia, Butler County, will be celebrating its Sesquicentennial, (150th Year), on July 29, 2023.

In 1973, Petrolia celebrated 100 years since the borough was established. The events of 1973 ended with burying a time capsule with items from that era. The capsule was to be opened in 50 years. THIS IS THE YEAR!

The Petrolia Borough official will be opening the time capsule that was buried 50 years ago during Petrolia’s 100th year celebration in 1973. The celebration will begin at noon (12 PM) and continue until 10 P.M.

There will be many events happening during the day. A ceremony of the opening of the time capsule and recognition of our older residents will be held at 4:00 PM. The day will feature a car show, food, games, vendors, basket raffle, t-shirts for sale, displays from our founding year, music, and an opportunity for folks to reconnect, visit and remember the “Good Old Days”. MC for the event will be Mark Lauer. The featured speaker is yet to be announced.

The contents of the time capsule will be on display during the celebration. Come and see who was the “Queen” of the Centennial Celebration. It’s in the time capsule!

The committee invites your business to join the fun. You are invited to participate in any way you would like, selling food, drinks, or just pass out menus. Please feel free to promote your business with give-aways, handing out information, or anything you wish.

The town’s theme is “Turn The Town Back To 1973”. Play along if you like, and join the fun, and decorate your building or wear your favorite 1973 fashion.

Contact Melissa Wilson at 724-290-3761 for any questions you may have. Donation checks should be made payable to the Petrolia Borough, P.O. Box 333, Petrolia, PA 16050. Any money remaining in this account after this event will be split between the Park and the Ambulance Service.

If you are interested in participating in the car show you should contact Bob Freiters at 724-756-0885, or Linda Volaric at 724-756-8031. The first 50 entries will receive a dash plate.

Vendors should contact, Robin McGinnis at 724-756-8875 or cell: 724-496-3594. (No charge for vendors, but must register.)


Business Sponsors or Advertising, T-Shirt sales or any other questions please contact, Melissa Wilson at 724-290-3761.

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