Downtown celebrates Pittsburg’s 145th birthday with gifts for kids

PITTSBURG, Kan. – On Thursday the City of Pittsburg turns 145 years old, so the downtown advisory board is hosting a week long celebration.

The board is trying to collect 145 presents for 145 kids in the community. People who donate will get a card with discounts to local businesses.

The gifts will be distributed between Fostering Connections and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Crawford County.

“I think it’s just really cool,” said Downtown Advisory Board Chairman Sydney Anselmi. “It’s a cool idea. It’s a cool opportunity. It’s something fun, especially at the start of summer, to give kids something maybe new to do or a new experience, or clothes, or whatever it is that they are needing or wanting. To be able to get them that at the start of the summer when they just finished up school it is really cool on it’s own. Its a really good feeling.”

For those looking to donate, gifts can be dropped of at Audacious Boutique or Sonder and Vo.