On a perfectly sunny fall afternoon, residents, past mayors and a few other special guests helped celebrate the 125th anniversary of St. Louis Park incorporating as a village.
The Sunday event, held at the , included a declaration from Mayor Jeff Jacobs and a few words from U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN).
Former mayors took the stage as well. The city's first female mayor, Phyllis McQuaid, gave a rousing speech about how she first moved to St. Louis Park 50 years ago. Paul Howard, son of the late Frank Howard, who was mayor from 1970 to 1972, talked about how much his father enjoyed serving the community. The crowd also saluted former mayors Camille Andre, Lyle Hanks and Gail Dorfman.
Entertainment was provided by the Chamber Orchestra and the Harmony Theatre Company and School, which presented a play about the founding of St. Louis Park.
The event was hosted by the St. Louis Park Historical Society.
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