Centennial celebration in full swing


A parade down Reid Avenue marked the start of the centennial celebration.

Wes Locher
Published: Friday, July 5, 2013 at 09:04 AM.

The Centennial Celebration to honor the 100th birthday of Port St. Joe began on Friday evening with a parade down Reid Avenue.

The ceremony celebrated founding members of the city and featured graduates from Port St. Joe High School dating back to 1941.

Also making the journey were the Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School NJROTC, cub scouts, The Alley Catz band, and local emergency response vehicles.

Sunday was family fun day, and once the wind picked up, dozens of colorful kites soared into the sky during the kite flying contest. Children, teens and adults competed against Mother Nature and one another to take home a trophy for effort.

The event was sponsored by the Gulf County Soccer Boosters.

There’s still plenty of celebrating to be done. Stop by the Event Welcome Center at 234 Reid Avenue to see the timeline display, sign the official guestbook and enjoy student art.

The final static light show display will be presented on Wednesday night at dark at George Core Park and the annual street dance will be taking place on Martin Luther King Boulevard starting at 8 p.m. EST with food, vendors and live performances.

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