South Fayette Township Celebrates 175 Years of History & Progress (March 16, 1842 - March 16, 2017)
South Fayette Township was officially established on March 16, 1842. Our 175th Birthday Bash was held on March 16, 2017. Throughout the year, the community celebrated its 175th anniversary with a variety of special events.
175th Anniversary Historical Series
South Fayette Township celebrated the 175th anniversary by learning about local history.
The June 2017 installment featured the history of Boys Home, the former shelter and school for youth that operated from 1904 to 1972 near Oakdale in South Fayette Township. Charles Mills, a former employee, was the featured speaker.
The July 2017 program featured South Fayette Township's four volunteer fire departments. Thanks to featured speakers Bob Rank of Oak Ridge VFD, Keith Delaney of Sturgeon VFD, Steve Lower of South Fayette VFD and Phil Makowski of Fairview VFD.
The August 2017 finale featured the history of the South Fayette Little Green Machine Marching Band and Majorettes, with featured speakers Ryan Wolf of the South Fayette Band Alumni Association and Marsha McFalls of the South Fayette Majorette Alumni Association.
175th Anniversary Celebration and Variety Show
South Fayette Township community members participated and performed in this special event during South Fayette Community Day 2017.
175th Anniversary Seal
Emily Williamson-Brady, president of the Historical Society of South Fayette Township
175th Bus Shelter Sign Fairview
Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette, South Fayette namesake
175th Anniversary Banner at South Fayette Township Municipal Building