Bicentennial Celebration

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Presenting a year-long-series of events to celebrate the first 200 years of Franklin Park Borough that will include recognition of its history and history makers, its military veterans, live entertainment and activities for youngsters and the not-so-young. Net proceeds to benefit the preservation of historic places within our borough.  Click the link to view the Bicentennial Brochure.

BICENTENNIAL EVENTS IN 2023

Spring 2023 - BEN FRANKLIN'S 13 VIRTUES ASSEMBLY

Franklin Park schools will hold assemblies giving a presentation by "Ben Franklin" on his 13 Virtues.  What is a virtue?  The moral excellence of a person. (Date to be determined)

June 24, 2023 - Festival in the Park Bicentennial Edition

Please join us at our annual Festival in the Park for entertainment, food trucks, activities, musical entertainment, rides and Bicentennial Celebration!!!  Special performances by the River City Brass Band.  The evening will end with a spectacular fireworks display. 

September 2023 - Ben's Blueberry 5K Run/Walk
Please join us at our annual Festival in the Park for entertainment, food trucks, activities, musical entertainment, rides and Bicentennial Celebration!!!  Special performances by the River City Brass Band.  The evening will end with a spectacular fireworks display. (Date to be determined)


November 2023 -Salute to Veterans Breakfast

Pittsburgh Steelers legend Rocky Bleier will speak at our Salute to Veterans Breakfast at Blueberry Hill Park Activity Center in November 2023 (date to be determined).

The cost of a ticket is $25.00

If you would like to attend the breakfast, complete the Salute to Veterans Breakfast Ticket Purchase Form and return this form to the address indicated along with your check made payable to Franklin Park Borough Bicentennial. Your tickets will be send to you in advance of the event.

OUR HISTORY - 200 YEARS ÷ 4

The Beginning: In August 1823, Franklin Township was created after seceding from Ohio Township.  Franklin Township included what are today Franklin Park, Bradford Woods and Marshall Township. Forty years later, Marshall Township was created from Franklin with Bradford Woods seceding from Marshall in 1915. Franklin would remain a second class township until August 1961 when it became the Borough of Franklin Park. Now see where our history takes us!  

The Borough's history will be divided into four segments (50 years each) in an open to the public forum held in four separate events, to be announced.