Oil City Mayor Touts First Night Oil City

| December 16, 2018

OIL CITY, Pa. (EYT) – Oil City mayor Bill Moon told the Oil City Council about the plans for this year’s First Night Oil City activities.

(Photo courtesy of First Night Oil City Facebook page)

The festival, in its 21st year, will take place starting at 6 p.m all over Oil City.

According to Moon, one of the highlights of this year’s First Night will be a laser show presented by Prismatic Magic. There will actually be three shows in the Social Hall of the Trinity United Methodist Church with shows at 7:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

There will also be fireworks and a bonfire at 7 p.m., ice sculptures and many other activities on both the Northside and Southside of the City.

“We are also going to have a robotics guy in from Pittsburgh,” Moon said. “And we are trying to get the robotics clubs from each of the five county high schools to come in.”

Moon said the robotics display and trying to get the local high schools involved is a way to try to draw interest from a younger crowd.

“This is a kid-friendly event,” Moon said. “If we can get the robotics teams in, hopefully, that will draw their parents too.”

According to Moon, the festival is paid for through a combination of grant money and donations.

“We have a lot of big supporters,” Moon said. “We thank them and a lot of other people who make this happen every year.”

Councilman Ron Gustafson said one of the things that make Oil City great is the number of people who step up and support activities like First Night.

“We have lots of good volunteers,” Gustafson said. “They make a real difference.”

More information on First Night Oil City can be found on the event’s Facebook page.

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