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The Port St. Joe Centennial Celebration and 100th Birthday will take place from June 28 to July 4.

Special to The Star
Published: Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 11:42 AM.

The planning began last October when 13 Port St. Joe residents gathered to plan a blowout to celebrate the first century of modern St. Joseph.

The committee spawned multiple committees, painstakingly mapping every moment of a week-long birthday celebration.

“In all, 48 members of the community have participated on these committees,” said Dana Boyer of the Centennial Celebration committee. “So if you think this is coming from a couple of people, it is not.”

The celebration kicks off next Friday, June 28 and continues through July 5 and will include a special July Fourth fireworks display, which Boyer, who has raised private funds to put on the fireworks, will be at least a $15,000 display.

The birthday festivities will have something special each day, from a parade on Friday recognizing prominent families and individuals to an alumni basketball game on July 5 at the former Washington High School gym.

There will be interactive light shows, music, a “family” day, outdoor movies in the park, a car show, birthday cake and a display of a timeline tracing in photos the history of Port St. Joe.

“The thing we want people to understand is we want everybody who was born here, raised here or lived here to participate,” said Mayor Mel Magidson. “There is something for everyone.”

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