A suburban town located on the west shore of the Susquehanna river in central Pennsylvania. Not far from the state capital of Harrisburg, this small, conservative borough features prime examples of Victorian architecture, and is borders the Naval Inventory Control Point on the north. Mechanicsburg holds a population of 9,042 as counted in the 2000 census, and spans 2.25 square miles.

Public events in the community are organized by the Mechanicsburg Chamber of Commerce, the most prominent of which is the annual Jubilee Day festival, a day-long celebration originally known as Farmers and Merchants day, and started in 1923 by local businessmen who witnessed a similar event in Gettysburg. The council can be reached at (717) 769-0811.

The town is governed by the Mechanicsburg borough council, headed by council president Brian Rider. Jack Ritter serves as mayor of the community. The borough council meets at 7:30 PM on the third Tuesday of each month.

Local parks include Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Park and Koser Park, the former also containing the town's public pool, and featuring the high school football field.

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