Sesquicentennial Parade

Submitted by ANNABEL E. FOGAL

“Seventy-six trombones led the big parade…” well, maybe not that many – but the Slatington’s Sesquicentennial Parade is definitely coming – on Saturday, August 16, at 12:00 noon – and there will be trombones!
However, it’s NOT too late for you and your friends!! You can still participate in the parade – big groups, small groups, individuals, floats, fire companies, antique cars, patriotic pets (friendly and leashed!), marching groups, riding groups, etc.
It’s up to each of us who live here in Slatington to help make the 150th anniversary celebration an event to be remembered. For more information on the parade please contact Larry Eckert at 484-661-6108 or

Have you been to the store? Bought a t-shirt or a mug? Maybe a keychain or an original issue of The Slatington News? Have you ordered your copy of the Slatington history book? Will you be a participant in the parade? Are you ready to put on your dancing shoes?

What can you do to join in this historic birthday celebration? If you live along the parade route on Main Street or Center Street especially, you can help by displaying the flag and decorating your home/property with red, white and blue during the festivities. All of us, even if we don’t live along the parade route can join in by decorating – to bring greetings to the many visitors to our town during this festival occasion.


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