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KU to Celebrate Sesquicentennial with Parade through Kutztown

September 7, 2016
KUTZTOWN, Pa. -  Kutztown University will host a Sesquicentennial Parade on Saturday, Sept. 10, at 11 a.m. in the Borough of Kutztown. 

PARADE ROUTE:  The parade will leave the KU campus via College Blvd., head east on West Main Street, north on Greenwich Street, west on West Walnut Street and north on Whiteoak Street to the Kutztown Fairgrounds.

Click here to view campus parking lot and area road closures for Saturday, Sept. 10.

At age 100, Grace Shankweiler, a 1935 graduate of Kutztown State Teachers College, will serve as grand marshal.   Guido and Susan Pichini, Wyomissing, will follow as co-chairs of the university's Sesquicentennial Celebration.  Joining them will be KU President Dr. Kenneth Hawkinson, Pa. State Senator Judy Schwank and Kutztown Mayor Sandra Green.

The parade will include multiple groups from KU including the KU Marching Unit, cheer and dance teams.  It will feature high school marching bands from Kutztown, Fleetwood, Oley, Hamburg and Wyomissing plus the Hawk Mountain Highlanders and Celtic United pipe bands. 

The Phillie Phanatic and mascots from the Reading Royals and Reading Fightin Phils will join KU's Avalanche the Golden Bear. 

For a complete list of events visit  For further information contact David Johnson at 610-683-4180 or