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Mars Borough Council outlines plans for Mars New Year, more summer events

Mars New Year Committee member Missy Gralish and Mars Borough Mayor Gregg Hartung speak onstage during the Mars New Year event in 2021. Butler Eagle File Photo

MARS — Multiple events scheduled throughout the summer were announced at borough council’s Monday, May 15, meeting.

To celebrate the borough’s 150th anniversary, the Mars New Year event will be June 9 and 10 downtown. Events on June 9 start at 5 p.m. and at noon June 10. The celebration on both days will end at 10 p.m. with a Mars-themed drone show.

The free event will feature NASA exhibits, a robotic village, exhibits from the U.S. Air Force and Civil Air Patrol and more.

The NASA exhibits will include several artifacts, including an eight-wheeled Mars rover, sample tubes, rock cores and other space-related items.

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