BETHANY, PA — On Sunday, May 19, Bethany Borough will celebrate the grand reopening of its 1930s bandshell, which stands at the south end of the borough’s Central Park.

Over time the historic structure, which was built nearly 80 years ago to host outdoor entertainment events, had fallen into disrepair. Thanks to a community effort carried out over several years, the bandshell has undergone significant renovation to restore it to its rightful, original condition.

“We are all so happy to see this work completed,” said Bethany Mayor Gwen Borden. “The renovations will certainly enhance the many future performances we hope to welcome in the future.”

A brief dedication ceremony at 2 p.m. will lead off the afternoon’s festivities, which include musical entertainment from The Farmers’ Daughters plus a song or two by Bethany’s favorite eight-year-old soprano, Esme Schloesser. Cake and refreshments will be served until 4 p.m.

Concerts and other events in the bandshell are planned for the future.