Bicentennial Celebration

In July 1819, Jacob Spafford, Allen Bosworth and George Hawkins became the first Board of Trustees to govern the newly formed Copley Township.  These early settlers' legacies live on 200 years later and the Bicentennial Committee is planning the party!  We kicked off the celebration in August of 2018 with a re-enactment of the signing of the Charter and have celebrated with a different event each month since then.  Perhaps you witnessed the Vintage Baseball Game at the Copley Community Park when the Akron Black Stockings took on the Canal Fulton Mules; or maybe you kicked up your heels at the Contra Dance at the Parker Barn or soaked in the beauty of vintage wedding dresses at the recent Style Show and Tea.  The good news is that this is only the beginning - many more events are planned in the months to come. (see schedule of events)


All the events have been supported through the sale of our Bicentennial commemorative items.  Local businesses joined together and created our very own Copley-opoly board game.  You'll recognize the properties for sale as well as the Community Chest and Chance cards - all supported by local, Copley businesses.  Leandra Drumm, daughter of Don Drumm, created a one-of-a-kind design commemorating Copley Township and fashioned coffee mugs and medallions.  The Lions Club is selling T-shirts and hats, the Historical Society is selling garden stones and we most recently commissioned metal garden stakes that are available in various colors or plain metal.  All are available for sale by contacting Copley Town Hall at 1540 S Cleveland-Massillon Road or by calling 330-666-1853.  The items are also available at the Copley Antique Mall and Market Path as well as all the Bicentennial events.


Copley Historical Society is selling concrete Garden Stones to celebrate Copley Township's Bicentennial in 2019.  The stones are $15 and are 12"H x 10.5"W x 1" Thick.  You can purchase a stone by calling the Townhall at 330-666-1853, by calling Bill Daniel at 330-666-5582, and they are also available at Copley Circle Antiques on Copley Circle.heart concrete

Metal Garden Stakes

These metal garden stakes were made by Frank Mularcik, a student at Copley High School for the Bicentennial.  They are $15 each. They are available at Copley Town Hall and at The Market Path. Questions??  Call Town Hall at 330-666-1853.

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As a tribute to Copley Township, local businesses and community groups have joined forces and created our very own board game - COPLEY-OPOLY! Join the fun as you buy properties with names you recognize...Rizzi's, Sisters Flowers, Shisler's and more! a special bonus, five lucky "Golden Tickets" will be inserted in five random games - buy the game with one of the tickets and win $100!  Reserve your game today to make sure you aren't left out!  Call Town Hall at 330-666-1853. The cost of one Copley-Opoly game is $35.00.


Copley Township Bicentennial Mugs/Medallions

Make sure you purchase your Commemorative Copley Township Bicentennial Mugs/Medallions, designed by Leandra Drumm.  You can purchase them at Town Hall or at the Heritage Day Bicentennial Table while supplies last.  They are going fast at $20.00 each. Call 330-666-1853 to get yours today!

Copley Bicentennial Mug

Copley Bicentennial Mug

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Bicentennial Quilt - 1819 - 2019

As Copley Township celebrates 200 years, make sure your family's name is marked in history on a quilt square that will be displayed in Copley Town Hall.  Quilt squares depicting family names, businesses, civic organizations, measure 3" x 3" and will be sold at $20.00 per square.  There are 1,000 squares available.  Proceeds from the quilt squares go toward the cost of fireworks for the Bicentennial Celebration.

Deadline to order quilts was May 31, 2019.

Schedule of Events

Copley Township has a rich and vibrant heritage that lives on today in the families, businesses and stories that make up our community.  Plan on celebrating that heritage with your family, friends and neighbors at one of the monthly events planned (below) and mark your calendars for our culminating weekend of celebration at Heritage Days 2019 on August 2, 3 and 4, 2019.

April 20, 2019 - Earth Day Event - Akron Rugby Club - Little Farms area in Copley Township - Join other families and friends of the Township and help to clean up this naturally beautiful area of our Township along Pigeon Creek and outlying neighborhoods.  Followed by a professional rugby match at the Rugby Club!  Or...start a litter campaign in your own neighborhood and tell us about it!

April 25, 2019 - "Spirits of the Bicentennial"  5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Shisler's Cheese House - $20 ticket entitles you to a commemorative, etched Bicentennial wine glass, five wine tastings and light hors d'oeuvres. Limited number of pre-sale tickets available at Town Hall or Shisler's - 1275 S Cleveland-Massillon Road.

May 9 - 11 - 40th Annual Kiwanis Flower Sale   Corner of Jacoby and Copley Roads - Keep Copley Beautiful by purchasing your annual flowers and hanging baskets while supporting your local Kiwanis chapter.

May 27, 2019 - Copley Township Memorial Day Parade Steps off from the Middle School and travels west on Copley Road to the Copley Cemetery.  Honor those who sacrifice so much so that we may enjoy our freedom.

June 1, 2019 - Copley Bike Rodeo  1:00 - 3:00 the parking lot at Home Depot.  Bring your bike and learn safety tips from your local Police Officers.

June 23, 2019 Strawberry Festival sponsored by the Historical Society during the Copley Bandstand Concert.

June 27, 2019 - "Spirits of the Bicentennial"  5:30 - 8:00 p.m. at Wolf Creek Winery.  $20 ticket entitles you to a commemorative, etched Bicentennial wine glass, five wine tastings and light hors d'oeuvres.  Silent auction fundraiser sponsored by Copley Chamber of Commerce with proceeds donated to Copley Improvement Corporation to support local Copley businesses.

July 14, 2019 - Copley Car Show  Copley Community Park 10 - 3:00 p.m

July 26, 2019 - Puppet Show and Movie in the Park7:30 - 11:00 p.m. Copley Community Park.  Great Lakes National Puppet Theater proudly presents "Rumpelstiltskin" a muppet-type puppet show for all ages followed by an outdoor showing of Transylvania 3 - Summer Vacation,  Free hot dogs, popcorn and beverages available while supplies last. Come celebrate Copley's Bicentennial with a night under the stars!

August 2-4, 2019 - Copley Heritage Days  Bicentennial Celebration

  •  Friday, August 2, 2019 - Copley High School - Charity Flag Football game between Copley Safety Forces and the High School Football Team followed by a concert by the Akron Symphonic Winds and Fireworks.
  • Saturday, August 3, 2019 - Copley Community Park - Family activities from 12:00 - 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 3, 2019 - Bicentennial Parade steps off at 5:00 p.m. from Sunset Dr (by the Police Station) traveling east on Copley Rd to Copley Community Park.  Applications available at:
  • Saturday, August 3, 2019 Charm the Guard Concert - Copley Community Park following the parade.
  • Sunday, August 4, 2019 - Copley Bandstand Concert - Closing ceremonies.

Bicentennial Website

Heritage Days website