Jenkintown 150 to host Gazebo Dedication Ceremony on Saturday

Jenkintown 150 is hosting a Gazebo Dedication Ceremony on Saturday, April 27 from 11:00am to 1:30pm in Town Square.

The ceremony will feature the work of Joseph Depman, a senior at Jenkintown High School who recently completed his Eagle Scout project, remarks by town officials, a ribbon cutting, live music by Jenkintown’s Celia DeFazio, and a performance by Jenkintown Dance Arts.

“I am lucky to have grown up in a place like Jenkintown, and I am glad to be able to give back to the community,” Depman said.

Depman with his completed project

“The gazebo is the logo forJ150, and we feel like it’s a symbol Jenkintown stands behind and identifies with,” Ben Bergman, chair of Jenkintown 150, said. “What better way to commemorate our Borough’s 150th anniversary than with a new coat of paint on what’s become a town landmark.”

From the ceremony’s description:

The gazebo’s renovation, marking the borough’s sesquicentennial, is spearheaded by Jenkintown 150, a group formed by the Jenkintown Community Alliance to orchestrate the year’s celebratory events. Leading the painting effort is Joseph Andrew Depman, a dedicated Eagle Scout candidate from Scouts BSA Troop 201. This project is part of his Eagle Scout initiative, demonstrating a unique blend of community service and personal achievement. With support from the Borough of Jenkintown, which is providing paint and guidance, this project not only rejuvenates a key town feature but also encourages young citizens to contribute meaningfully to their community.

The rain date is Saturday, May 4. For more information or questions, please direct them to Ben Bergman at

Jenkintown 150 is a committee supported by the non-profit Jenkintown Community Alliance. For more information, you can visit their website.

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