Coatesville gears up to celebrate centennial

CoatesvilleLogo-copyPlanning committee announced, logo contest planned

COATESVILLE — The City of Coatesville’s Centennial is just around the corner on April 27, 2015.  Get ready for some fun and fabulous celebrations throughout the year!  To kick off this significant anniversary, the city is holding a 2015 Coatesville Centennial Logo Design contest open to students living in the Coatesville Area School District only.  Designs can be submitted through Tuesday, March 31, at 5:00 p.m.  Finalists will be selected by members of the Coatesville Centennial Planning Committee, with notification to the winner by Monday, April 13.  Interested in entering your artwork for this contest?  If so, visit to download the contest guidelines and the contest form.

A special kick-off event will be held on or near the Centennial anniversary date of Monday, April 27, where the logo winner will be announced, in addition to the announcement of future events celebrating the Centennial through the remainder of the year, and possible news about the City’s redevelopment efforts.

Members of the City of Coatesville Centennial Celebration Planning Committee include: City Council President Linda Lavendar-Norris; Joe Hamrick, Arvilla Hunt, and Marie Lawson, members of Council; Diane Brownfield, Jay Byerly, Jeff Deacon, John Ross, members of Coatesville Historical Commission; David Collins; Rev. David Davis, Olivet Methodist Church; Dontae Harris, Second Baptist Church; Bill Shaw, Life Transforming Ministries; Chris Wiseman and Tom Gallagher, Brandywine YMCA; Jim Ziegler and Sam Radziviliuk, Iron & Steel Museum; Frances Sheehan, Brandywine Health Foundation; Greg Krajewski, Coatesville Rotary Club; Alray Johnson and Alain Foster,; Fred Henrich, Coatesville Savings Bank; Jarrett Jackson, Coatesville NAACP, Mark Lassiter and Don Wilkerson, City of Coatesville; and Judy Skolnick, Coatesville Army/Navy Store; Donna VanDyne, VanDyne Insurance; and Donna Siter, Western Chester County Chamber of Commerce.

The Planning Committee’s next meeting is on Tuesday, February 3, at 4:00 p.m. and others interested in volunteering are welcome to attend.

The City of Coatesville’s mission is to develop, manage and foster a clean, safe, healthy and growing community for all residents of Coatesville and visitors who frequent the City.

The Brandywine Health Foundation has distributed over $13.8 million in grants and provides resources and leadership, bringing the community together to increase access to health care for everyone, to help young people grow up safe and successful, and to make the Coatesville area an economically viable community.  For additional information on the logo contest or to learn more about the Brandywine Health Foundation visit or contact

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