Philipsburg to celebrate native son Matt Adams’ Cardinal achievements with parade

The Boston Red Sox might be celebrating their World Series victory, but Philipsburg is planning its own party for the hometown boy who got to swing his bat on the biggest stage in baseball.

Philipsburg-Osceola Area High School graduate Matt Adams, now a St. Louis Cardinals first baseman, will be honored in a parade Saturday in his hometown.

The parade will step off at 11 a.m. Saturday.

The route will wind from Cold Stream Dam up Presqueisle Street to Centre, over Alder to Front and back to Presqueisle, then up to the high school.

Philipsburg was taken over with World Series fever, even eclipsing excitement at the Pittsburgh Pirates’ first winning season in 20 years.

That passion will show in the streets, where residents are being asked to decorate with Cardinal red and white.

On Thursday, borough crews were already tying ribbons on trees in the park areas.