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Dravosburg Celebrates 115th Birthday -- With a Bang

By Vickie Babyak
The Tube City Almanac
August 29, 2018
Posted in: Entertainment

(All photos: Vickie Babyak, special to Tube City Almanac)

Dravosburg Borough celebrated its 115th anniversary on Saturday with daylong festivities, including a parade, a carnival, a lantern launch at dusk, and fireworks.

Above, the Syria Shrine Highlanders Pipes and Drums from Pittsburgh.

Doug Baxter served as event coordinator. More photos after the jump.

The McKeesport Area High School Tiger Band was among the units taking part in the parade.

From left, attending the community picnic and festival at the Washington Avenue ballfields were Stephanie Vozar, Tara Morgan (children's activities coordinator) and Colleen Vozar.

Alana Demis of McKeesport was among the volunteers helping to staff the community picnic.

Royale and Alex Reno-Gaus of Polk, Venango County, enjoy a pony ride. The petting zoo and pony ride attraction was operated by their mother and grandmother.

Lanterns were launched by participants at dusk.

Fireworks capped the evening's celebration.

(All photos: Vickie Babyak for Tube City Almanac. To order reprints, email vbabyak@yahoo.com.)

Originally published August 29, 2018.

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