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City of Pittsburg to turn 145-years-old

City Press Releases

May 10, 2021

PITTSBURG, KS – On May 20, 2021 the City of Pittsburg turns 145-years-old. In anticipation of this year’s event, the Downtown Advisory Board is planning a week-long celebration.

With the City turning 145-years-old, the Downtown Advisory Board has a goal of collecting 145 gifts for children in our community.

Starting on May 17, community members can drop off gifts at Audacious Boutique or Sonder & Co. to be given to children in need in the Pittsburg Community. Gifts will be given to local non-profits Fostering Connections and Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Gifts given to Fostering Connections will be given as birthday gifts to children in foster care while gifts given to Big Brothers Big Sisters will go to providing match activities for participating Big/Little matches.

To increase the incentive, when one brings in a gift for Pittsburg’s Birthday they will be given a card that entitles them to various discounts around town all week. Discounts are limited to one use per business during the week.

Businesses that are interested in participating can complete the following form to be included:


More information on the event can be found on the Downtown Pittsburg Facebook page.

Pittsburg Children’s Wish List:

  • Toys for boys or girls age 1 to 18 years old
  • $10-$20 gift cards to get ice cream, dinner, or coffee
  • G or PG rated Movies
  • Gift cards to go bowling, roller skating, Fun Depot, or nails done
  • Arts and crafts sets or materials


The mission of the City of Pittsburg is to provide exceptional services, facilities and activities with integrity, professionalism, excellent customer service and a commitment to economic vitality.