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Posted on: September 24, 2021

Seabrook Celebrates 60 Years

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The City of Seabrook will be celebrating 60 years of incorporation at Celebration Seabrook on Saturday, October 9, 2021 and city officials would like to encourage all residents to join in on the celebration.

Additions to this year’s Celebration Seabrook include: 

  • Exhibits from “Seabrook: Images of America” written by Seabrook residents Ruth Burke and Don Holbrook.
  • A Seabrook Mayors’ exhibit.
  • A special ceremony on the Live Music Stage at noon.
  • Exclusive 60th birthday merchandise will be available for purchase.
  • Continuation of the #PelicanChallenge and what better place to participate than at Celebration Seabrook when all the pelicans take a Meador Park field trip for the day.  
  • And it wouldn’t be a birthday without a larger-than-life birthday cake.

The Seabrook Office of Public Affairs and the 60th Birthday committee have also been developing additional promotions for Seabrook’s 60th Birthday to include: 

  • An oral history project with some of Seabrook’s long-time residents to be released later this year. 
  • A Seabrook art mural to be located at Mohrhusen Park. 
  • A Seabrook Pelican Art Contest open to all intermediate through high school CCISD students and other locally based students.
  • Planting of six (6) crepe myrtle trees at Seabrook City Hall along with a 60th Diamond Anniversary plaque. 
  • And finally, a 60th Diamond Anniversary time capsule. 

“The City of Seabrook’s 60th Birthday is a time to honor and celebrate the Seabrook community and what better way to celebrate than at Celebration Seabrook,” said Seabrook’s Director of Public Affairs LeaAnn Petersen. “In 2020 we were not able to hold Celebration Seabrook as a result of the pandemic so we are beyond excited to be holding this year’s festival.”

Many may not know, but Celebration Seabrook is actually a reinvented event from Seabrook’s 20th Birthday when Mayor Joe Pirtle and the Seabrook Association held the inaugural “Seabrook Celebration” on October 17, 1981. Seabrook Celebration continued throughout the ’80s and ‘90s and was eventually discontinued. In 2015, Seabrook city staff reimagined Seabrook Celebration naming it “Celebration Seabrook”. Information about Celebration Seabrook is available online at www.celebrationseabrook.com.

Six decades ago, the City of Seabrook was incorporated on October 23, 1961. In 1961, John F. Kenedy had just been elected president and Commander Alan Shephard Jr. became the first American in space in a suborbital flight aboard Mercury 3 and Virgil Grissom would follow in a similar fashion two months later. Seabrook is located only five miles from NASA Johnson Space Center and several Seabrook residents were employed by NASA in 1961. 1961 is a year worth celebrating!

Please take note that the 60th Birthday event and parade originally planned for October 23, 2021 has been canceled and several of the event activities planned for that day have now been combined into Celebration Seabrook on October 9, 2021.

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