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Posted on: June 17, 2021

[ARCHIVED] County Seat Celebrating 245th Birthday

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The City of Uniontown, Fayette County's seat, will turn 245 on July 4, 2021.

The City of Uniontown, formerly known as "The Town of Union" and "Beesontown," was founded by Henry Beeson on the same day the United States of America declared its independence, July 4, 1776. 

To celebrate the occasion, city officials are hosting the inaugural Uniontown Birthday Firecracker 5K Run/Walk at 9 a.m. on Independence Day. 

Registration takes place from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. on race day at Storey Square, 11 E. Main St., Uniontown, PA 15401.

Registration forms can be picked up at City Hall, 20 North Gallatin Avenue, Uniontown; or completed on the city's website.

Timely registration may ensure receipt of a t-shirt and birthday cupcake. Additional cupcakes will be available for purchase on race day. 

Awards will be presented to the top three male and female runners and walkers; and top three runners and walkers in each of seven age groups.

Guests are also invited to bring their blankets and chairs to enjoy live entertainment at Storey Square. 

Local supporting restaurants include Bee You Cafe, Rizz's, Sullivan Brothers Coffee Company, the New Uniontown Diner & Barbecue and more. Race event pint glasses will be sold at all participating restaurants, as well as at Storey Square for $10. 

For more information, contact Laura Kutek at or 724-430-2934; or visit the Facebook event page.
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