PRESS PHOTOS BY TIM GILMANHundreds of visitors attend the opening ceremony June 25 of the 275th anniversary Community Day celebration at the SteelStacks campus with the ArtsQuest and PBS 39 buildings in South Bethlehem.
Juan Rodriguez, 34-year Bethlehem Steel employee and one of the founders of the Puerto Rican Beneficial Society, and his son John Rodriguez during the opening ceremony for the Bethlehem 275th anniversary Community Day.
Ana Noriega shades her three children Joselyn, Neri and Andres during the opening ceremony.
Janet Sigley, a city native, looks over various items for sale and promotional material in the Historic Bethlehem Museum & Sites booth. HBMS staffers Carol Steager and Janet Pressler provide assistance.
Twins Barbara and Jean Miller of Fountain Hill look over a 275th anniversary banner with reproduced vintage photos of historic city scenes and residents. A variety of such banners lined a fence at the SteelStacks campus.
Liberty HS Grenadier Band color guard and majorettes participate in the opening ceremony.
Majorette Kylie Beagell, a junior at Liberty HS, is among a large gathering of Grenadier Band members and parents watching the public premiere of the PBS39 production of the story of the Liberty HS Grenadier Band on the screen at the Levitt Pavilion.
Rachel Reese, head fifer for the Freedom HS Fife and Drum Corps, plays during the Bethlehem 275th community celebration at the SteelStacks campus.
Mike Magalhaes of Bethlehem sings the Star Spangled Banner a cappella during the opening ceremony. Magalhaes, of Portuguese descent, has a band which specializes in Portuguese, Brazilian and Hispanic music.
Sisters Ruth Repnyek, Bethlehem native, 95, and Joan Kingslake, Pottsville resident, 80, use umbrellas under the warm sun of the 275th Community Day opening ceremony.
Lynn Collins Cunning-ham, chair of 275th anniversary committee, welcomes the birthday celebrants to the daylong agenda of at the SteelStacks campus.