PORT WASHINGTON — It was a quintessential Sesquicentennial.

That means it was everything that an event celebrating 150 years of being a community should be as Port Washington celebrated the 150th anniversary of its beginnings with activities on Saturday, Oct. 13 in the village square.

Mayor Tom Gardner opened the official ceremonies with a historical review of many of the people who have made their mark, including former mayors, business leaders, educators and veterans.

Commissioners Chris Abbuhl and Joe Sciarretti also spoke, with Abbuhl reading a proclamation prepared by the Tuscarawas County Commissioners.

Chris Hart, living historian, took on the role of Phillip Lamneck, who was a key figure in the history of Port Washington from approximately 100 years ago.

Other events during the day included a breakfast at the Delaware Valley Volunteer Fire Department, a burial of a time capsule by the Thunder Valley 4-H Club, a cornhole tournament, a concert by the band Tequila Mary and a dinner put on by St. Paul’s United Church of Christ.

Corporate sponsors for the event included: Guspyt Farms, Tony Mart, Bates Metal, Atty. Mike Cochran, Town & Country Transport, Designer Stone, Top Notch Auto, Jim’s Towing, Adkins Raceway, Village of Port Washington and The Hitching Post.