PRINGLE — About 300 people gathered in Evans Street Park on Saturday for the Pringle Centennial Celebration.
The borough was formed 100 years ago when three local villages — Cooper Hill, Payne’s Patch and Pringle — combined.
Local residents joined the festivities along with politicians, sponsors, volunteers and other revelers. Highlights included music from Stanky and the Cadets, games, contests, food and pony rides. A fireworks display display was scheduled to conclude the night.
“We wanted the people of Pringle and local communities to recognize the borough and its history,” said borough secretary and centennial committee member Karen Butler. “We also wanted to give back to our residents.”
A ceremonial centennial tree was also planted in the park to commemorate the milestone, and a time capsule was buried with the belongings from the borough to be discovered by future residents.
The day began with a speech from Mayor Dorothy Peters. Congratulatory proclamations from state Sen. Lisa Baker, R-Lehman Township, state Rep. Phyllis Mundy, D-Kingston, and Gloria Kijak from the Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs were read.
Peters said she is honored to work as mayor of the borough, thanking the residents for their support.
“We celebrate an amazing milestone in the history of Pringle Borough this year with a bright future to come,” she said. “We remember all the residents, their families, neighbors and friends and also remembering those that have gone before us in making Pringle Borough what it has become today.”
Butler pointed out that residents volunteered to provide homemade food for the event. No vendors were hired, she said.
Plus the committee received a lot of donations and support from approximately 100 local business sponsors. Their support really made the whole event possible, Butler said.
Peters lauded the committee for putting together a “day of celebration for all ages.”
“I would like to say thank you to the Centennial Committee for their time, hard work and fundraisers for months to make the 100th birthday of Pringle Borough a celebration we will remember always,” Peters said.