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SESQUICENTENNIAL

For four days, Bellevue celebrated the 150th anniversary of its founding. The celebration began with a parade on Thursday featuring 15 fire companies, floats, the Northgate marching Band, antique Model "T" Fords and other participants. It is estimated that about 2000 viewers lined Lincoln Ave. The parade was organized by Jennifer Slavicek and her committee of the Bellevue Volunteer Fire Company. Shortly after the parade, a carnival opened on the Northgate football field. Some attendees said that it was so crowded that you could barely walk around. The rides and games continued on Friday and Saturday nights.The carnival was organized by Connie Rankin.


The Bellevue Police Department met residents at the YMCA

Saturday, brought the closure of Lincoln Ave to allow vendors of many various items to set up shops. At 9:00 am the Bellevue Police Department greeted the residents with cookies and coffee provided by North Hills Community Outreach. BIGr (Bellevue Initiative for Groth and revitalization) sponsored a beer tasting contest on Meade Ave that was a huge success. The 150th Committee sold commemorative T-shirts, pins and took orders for the 150th History Book that will come out in September. T&M hardware provided a bounce house and a dunk tank.The Maraposa Studio performed before a large audience. Johnny Angel's All Star Jam Band, The Pittsburgh Banjo Club and the Allegheny Brass Band entertained the all day crowd.

From 10:00 am until 2:00 pm, Bayne Park was active with music, skate park events, dance performance, karate demo and activities for all ages.

Historical Photos were on display at PJR Studio on N. Balph Ave. showing a nostalgic look into the past. Photos and memorabilia were on display on friday and Saturday evenings.

From 6:00 to 8:00 pm tables were set up on Lincoln Ave in front of the Center of Bellevue to allow visitors to eat their dinners that were made by churches, groups and local restaurants. At 6:15, Mayor Paul Cusick swore in the Honorary Mayor, Margaret Mary Sweeney who read a proclamation proclaiming June 8 through June 11 as "Bellevue Borough Weedend". Mayor Sweeney also presented a plaque to Bill Dugan as the longest Bellevue resident of 81 years.

Longest resident

"Mayor" Margaret Sweeney presents a plaque to Bill Dugan

On Sunday, an interfaith worship service at Bayne Park was attended by about 125 members of 5 churches. Christ the King church provided lead the charismatic service.

Bayne Park Worship

Worshipers from 5 Bellevue churches close the weekend celebration in Bayne Park

Thank you's are extended to the 150th Committee, the Bellevue DPW, Police, Fire Company, all of the volubteers, supporters and participants. it was truly a "Bellevue Borough Weekend".