Press Releases

We want everyone to enjoy the celebration to the fullest and be comfortable, safe and healthy!! Please come prepared. You will definitely need a portable chair you can carry to sit and view the parade and concerts at the park. Wear your sunscreen and hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!! There’s so much fun to be had for the whole family!! !😃

Attention residents: Please sign up for this invaluable service, stay up to date on local weather warnings, and emergencies that could potentially affect you. 
Those attending the 125th, should an emergency arise, alerts will be sent out via Code Red. Don’t miss your opportunity to stay informed, protected, and in touch with all the latest Emergency broadcasts for your area.

Anson M. Bloom: BCO, FO-IV
Fire Chief / Fire Marshal


The J. Irving Whalley Windber 125 (1Kids’ Lap / 2K Walk / 5K Run)

Join us for The J. Irving Whalley Windber 125 race and stay for Windber’s Quasquicentennial Celebration!

(click link for the race website and sign-ups)

125th Car Cruise

125th Car Cruise T-shirts can be purchased at the borough office Monday – Friday between the hours of 8:00am and 4:00pm.  We accept cash or check only.  You may also purchase shirts at the festival.

Prices are:  $12.00 for S, M, L, XL  and $15.00 for 2XL (quantities for 2xl are limited)

1401 Graham Avenue across from Mimo’s

The Windber Public Library is selling the official shirt of the 125th Quasquicentennial celebration July 1-3 2022 at the Windber Recreation Park.  We have them early for your convenience at the Windber Public Library, 1909 Graham Avenue Windber, PA 15963, 814-467-4950.  Stop by and pick up a piece of history.  Monday-Thursday 10am to 6pm.  Friday 10am to 4pm.  Saturday 10am to 5pm.  




Just in time for National Reading Month, WAHS alumni Katie Badowski Gigliotti recently published a children’s book. Her book Wander World is available on Amazon. Katie will be joining us for the 125th Celebration!! She has two books, one that she just illustrated, and the other she both wrote and illustrated. The newest one, Wander World, is an imaginative adventure taken by a grandpa and his granddaughter around the world. It’s actually dedicated to her grandpa, Stanley Badowski. It’s available on Amazon here.  The other book, The Giraffe Who Loved School, is a cute story about never giving up even though school can be hard.  It can be found here.  You can also see everything at her website,