An Eventful Year
The City of Oil City celebrated its sesquicentennial with much fanfare in 2021.
The 150th anniversary revelry, chaired by Mayor Bill Moon and his wife Robin, included parades, time capsule installation, concerts, speeches, BridgeFest, souvenirs and much more.
Snapshots of those 2021 events, plus a number of old postcards that promote Oil City, are included in this Hidden Heritage.
Oil City’s sesquicentennial celebration in 2021 featured a variety of events, commemoration of several historic occasions and widespread civic participation. The year-long observance was chaired by Bill and Robin Moon, owners of Gates & Burns Realty. Bill Moon is in his second term as Oil City Mayor.
“We couldn’t have done it without all the help, particularly the support provided by Kelly Amos Ryen and Becki Anderson at city hall,” said Robin.
Hidden Heritage offers stellar kudos to the Moons for a job well done and much appreciated.
In celebrating Oil City’s milestone anniversary, the community was asked to contemplate its future.
The city is wonderful, replete with lovely residents who work hard on behalf of their community. We have much to offer.
The challenge, for those who grew up here, those who relocated here and those who are considering a move here, is to join in a community-wide effort to preserve what we can, to envision what might be and to work to make it better and stronger.
If earlier generations can leave a legacy, so can we as we begin our journey to our next sesquicentennial.
Written by Judy Etzel with research by Kay Dawson and design by Natalie Cubbon.
YWCA of Oil City
Mary Ann & Jim Brown
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