Point Pleasant celebrates its centennial, one year later

[Courtesy of Frank Pannucci] Attendees enjoyed a dazzling fireworks display organized by the municipality.

POINT PLEASANT — The energy in Riverfront Park on Saturday evening was immensely joyous as community members gathered for their hometown’s 100th birthday celebration. 

Point Pleasant Borough’s official centennial was in 2020, but due to the coronavirus pandemic, the community-wide celebration was postponed one year. Municipality officials created a video tribute instead, deciding to wait for a safe time to hold the celebration. 

Saturday’s fun-filled festivities, with an estimated showing of 4,000 people according to Mayor Robert A. Sabosik, made the wait well worth it. 


The free event offered activities for the whole family to enjoy from a fireworks display at dusk, a petting zoo, children’s games and balloon animal making to live music, a DJ, food and a beer garden sponsored by the borough’s chamber of commerce. The borough council also provided giveaways, including commemorative T-shirts and coffee mugs. 

“It all held out, and it came together in the end. The whole community had an amazing time,” said Borough Administrator Frank Pannucci Jr.

“It was an all-around wonderful community event. That’s why people want to move to the borough, [and] why people don’t want to move out of the borough because it is a very unique and very special community. Mayor Sabosik says it all the time – there’s truly no better place to be than the borough,” he said. 

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