Centerville50Year GoldYear350th year of becoming a City… Gold and Cheerful Centerville
Founded in 1796, it wasn’t until 1968 that the village of Centerville met the State of Ohio threshold of 5,000 electors to earn city status. Now, 50 years later, Centerville is home to nearly 24,000 residents. City status is certainly a reason to celebrate! Please join us throughout 2018 as your City commemorates its 50th year of incorporation - Gold and Cheerful Centerville!  We're offeing special community events throughout the year including an anniversary party and concert, fall festival and a bigger tree lighting ceremony on December 2 - to celebrate the City’s actual birthdate. View our calendar of events.

Be a part of the celebration

Centerville is known for its rich history. Whether you’ve been here more than 50 years or are new to our community-- share favorite memories of your hometown through photos and stories. For more information, call (937) 433-7151, or email

Sponsorship Opportunities

Picture2 tnWe invite you to join us in making this year-long celebration one to remember! Become a 50th Anniversary Celebration sponsor.

Whether you are a business, community partner or resident wanting to support the “warm and cheerful” City you love, there are many sponsorship options that will help make 2018 a year to demonstrate pride in the growth and success of Centerville over the past half century.

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This brochure details sponsorship levels for our anniversary celebration. Sponsorship funds will support special community events like the Summer Concert Series, Fall Festival and Tree Lighting ceremony along with apparel, giveaways and more.




City exhibit to debut at Asahel Wright House on April 14

CPD personnel tnWhere were you in 1968? If you were living in Centerville, you shopped at Elder-Beerman and Imperial Foodtown, paid $1.50 to see “The Graduate” and “The Odd Couple” at local cinemas or watched a Saturday kids’ matinee at Town Hall, ate a nice dinner at Antonio’s and The Wishing Well and grabbed a bite to eat at Poor Richard's. The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Diana Ross and the Supremes topped the charts. Take a step back in time while enjoying Centerville-Washington History’s exhibit on Centerville’s 50th Anniversary at the Asahel Wright House, 26 N. Main Street. Have some items for the exhibit that you’re willing to share? Call Centerville-Washington History, 433-0123.

Celebrate your City’s 50th with Bill’s Donuts - a Centerville tradition

Elam tnIn commemoration of Centerville’s 50th year of incorporation as a city, the Elam family of Bill’s Donuts is celebrating with a special donut! Stop by Ohio’s Best Donuts at 268 N. Main Street to try our 50th Anniversary signature donut! Bill’s donut shops’ beginnings pre-date our City status, as a location near Main and Franklin streetsopened in 1967, later moving to the current location in 1979.





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