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Saturday - April 6, 2013

Keith Hodan | Tribune-Review - Jack Varely, of Millvale, Amber Book, of Lawrenceville, and Sandy Koch, of Millvale (from left,) plant a tree along Grant Avenue in Millvale, Saturday, April 6th, 2013. Volunteers throughout the borough teamed up to plant 52 trees throughout the area, with help from the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy and the Department of Forestry with the state's Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. The tree planting was part of an effort by TreeVitalize Pittsburgh to plant more than 100 trees in the metropolitan area the week of April 6, launching a season that will move the partnership closer to its current goal of planting 20,000 trees in the region.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Keith Hodan  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>Jack Varely, of Millvale, Amber Book, of Lawrenceville, and Sandy Koch, of Millvale (from left,) plant a tree along Grant Avenue in Millvale, Saturday, April 6th, 2013. Volunteers throughout the borough teamed up to plant 52 trees throughout the area, with help from the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy and the Department of Forestry with the state's Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. The tree planting was part of an effort by TreeVitalize Pittsburgh to plant more than 100 trees in the metropolitan area the week of April 6, launching a season that will move the partnership closer to its current goal of planting 20,000 trees in the region.
Keith Hodan | Tribune-Review - As volunteers look on, representatives from the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, and the Department of Forestry, with the state's Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, demonstrate the method for planting trees along Grant Avenue in Millvale, Saturday, April 6th, 2013. The tree planting was part of an effort by TreeVitalize Pittsburgh tol plant more than 100 trees in the metropolitan, launching a season that will move the partnership closer to its current goal of planting 20,000 trees in the region. T
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Keith Hodan  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>As volunteers look on, representatives from the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, and the Department of Forestry, with the state's Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, demonstrate the method for planting trees along Grant Avenue in Millvale, Saturday, April 6th, 2013. The tree planting was part of an effort by TreeVitalize Pittsburgh tol plant more than 100 trees in the metropolitan, launching a season that will move the partnership closer to its current goal of planting 20,000 trees in the region. T
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - The Ekis family — (from left) Claire,3, Tamara, Brian and Colin — pauses during the singing of 'Amazing Grace' before the sixth annual Race for Grace on Saturday, April 6, 2013, at Norwin High School in North Huntingdon. The event, sponsored by the Reflections of Grace Foundation, is in memory of the family's sister and daughter, Grace Ekis of North Huntingdon, who was 5 when she died of cancer. The race is part of the day’s fundraiser to support families of children with brain cancer and new research initiatives.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Barry Reeger  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>The Ekis family — (from left) Claire,3, Tamara, Brian and Colin — pauses during the singing of 'Amazing Grace' before the sixth annual Race for Grace on Saturday, April 6, 2013, at Norwin High School in North Huntingdon. The event, sponsored by the Reflections of Grace Foundation, is in memory of the family's sister and daughter, Grace Ekis of North Huntingdon, who was 5 when she died of cancer. The race is part of the day’s fundraiser to support families of children with brain cancer and new research initiatives.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Participants are silhouetted during the sixth annual Race for Grace on Saturday, April 6, 2013, at Norwin High School in North Huntingdon. The event, sponsored by the Reflections of Grace Foundation, is in memory of Grace Ekis of North Huntingdon, who was 5 when she died of cancer. The race is part of the day’s fundraiser to support families of children with brain cancer and new research initiatives.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Barry Reeger  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>Participants are silhouetted during the sixth annual Race for Grace on Saturday, April 6, 2013, at Norwin High School in North Huntingdon.   The event, sponsored by the  Reflections of Grace Foundation, is in memory of Grace Ekis of North Huntingdon, who was 5 when she died of cancer. The race is part of the day’s fundraiser to support families of children with brain cancer and new research initiatives.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Participants, including the eventual winner Joey Hawley (far right front), leave the starting line at the sixth annual Race for Grace on Saturday, April 6, 2013, at Norwin High School in North Huntingdon. The event, sponsored by the Reflections of Grace Foundation, is in memory of Grace Ekis of North Huntingdon, who was 5 when she died of cancer. The race is part of the day’s fundraiser to support families of children with brain cancer and new research initiatives.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Barry Reeger  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>Participants, including the eventual winner Joey Hawley (far right front), leave the starting line at the sixth annual Race for Grace on Saturday, April 6, 2013, at Norwin High School in North Huntingdon.   The event, sponsored by the  Reflections of Grace Foundation, is in memory of Grace Ekis of North Huntingdon, who was 5 when she died of cancer. The race is part of the day’s fundraiser to support families of children with brain cancer and new research initiatives.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - A photo of Grace Ekis of North Huntingdon, who was 5 when she died of cancer, adorns a banner surrounded with personal messages at the sixth annual Race for Grace on Saturday, April 6, 2013, at Norwin High School in North Huntingdon. The fundraiser is held annually to support families with children with brain cancer and new research initiatives.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Barry Reeger  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>A photo of Grace Ekis of North Huntingdon, who was 5 when she died of cancer, adorns a banner surrounded with personal messages at the sixth annual Race for Grace on Saturday, April 6, 2013, at Norwin High School in North Huntingdon. The fundraiser is held annually to support families with children with brain cancer and new research initiatives.
Keith Hodan | Tribune-Review - At Guardian Angels Parish in Crafton, Hannah Von Geis, 8 1/2, Isabella Malloy, 6 1/2, and Katrina Luffey, 8 (from left,) find an out of the way spot to take a break from helping out during the 15th annual Biscuits Bingo!, Saturday, April 6th, 2013. Presented by the Pittsburgh Police and coordinated by Officer Christine Luffey, proceeds benefit the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society, Animal Friends, Animal Rescue League, and other animal care and welfare organizations in the area. Over 425 people took part in an afternoon of bingo, and also raffles and gift baskets.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Keith Hodan  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>At Guardian Angels Parish in Crafton, Hannah Von Geis, 8 1/2, Isabella Malloy, 6 1/2, and Katrina Luffey, 8 (from left,) find an out of the way spot to take a break from helping out during the 15th annual Biscuits Bingo!, Saturday, April 6th, 2013. Presented by the Pittsburgh Police and coordinated by Officer Christine Luffey, proceeds benefit the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society, Animal Friends, Animal Rescue League, and other animal care and welfare organizations in the area. Over 425 people took part in an afternoon of bingo, and also raffles and gift baskets.
Keith Hodan | Tribune-Review - With a stuffed dog for luck, Megan O'Leary, 9, of Mt. Washington, plays bingo during the 15th annual Biscuits Bingo!, Saturday, April 6th, 2013. Megan and her family, who currently share their home with 3 dogs, 2 cats, fish, and a turtle, wanted to help out local animal welfare groups. Presented by the Pittsburgh Police and coordinated by Officer Christine Luffey, proceeds benefit the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society, Animal Friends, Animal Rescue League, and other animal care and welfare organizations in the area. Over 425 people took part in an afternoon of bingo at the Guardian Angels Parish in Crafton, which also featured food, raffles, and gift baskets.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Keith Hodan  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>With a stuffed dog for luck, Megan O'Leary, 9, of Mt. Washington, plays bingo during the 15th annual Biscuits Bingo!, Saturday, April 6th, 2013. Megan and her family, who currently share their home with 3 dogs, 2 cats, fish, and a turtle, wanted to help out local animal welfare groups.      Presented by the Pittsburgh Police and coordinated by Officer Christine Luffey, proceeds benefit the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society, Animal Friends, Animal Rescue League, and other animal care and welfare organizations in the area. Over 425 people took part in an afternoon of bingo at the Guardian Angels Parish in Crafton, which also featured food, raffles, and gift baskets.
Keith Hodan | Tribune-Review - Matthew Timko,11, of Salina, studies his card with dauber in hand, during the 15th annual Biscuits Bingo!, Saturday, April 6th, 2013. Matthew attended the event with his aunt, Pittsburgh Police Detective Becky Cyr, of the North Side. Presented by the Pittsburgh Police and coordinated by Officer Christine Luffey, proceeds benefit the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society, Animal Friends, Animal Rescue League, and other animal care and welfare organizations in the area. Over 425 people took part in an afternoon of bingo at the Guardian Angels Parish in Crafton, which also featured food, raffles, and gift baskets.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Keith Hodan  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>Matthew Timko,11, of Salina, studies his card with dauber in hand, during the 15th annual Biscuits Bingo!, Saturday, April 6th, 2013.  Matthew attended the event with his aunt, Pittsburgh Police Detective Becky Cyr, of the North Side.     Presented by the Pittsburgh Police and coordinated by Officer Christine Luffey, proceeds benefit the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society, Animal Friends, Animal Rescue League, and other animal care and welfare organizations in the area. Over 425 people took part in an afternoon of bingo at the Guardian Angels Parish in Crafton, which also featured food, raffles, and gift baskets.
Keith Hodan | Tribune-Review - Pittsburgh Police Officer Christine Luffey makes sure everyone under 17 gets a free t-shirt during the 15th annual Biscuits Bingo!, Saturday, April 6th, 2013. Presented by the Pittsburgh Police and coordinated by Officer Luffey, proceeds benefit the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society, Animal Friends, Animal Rescue League, and other animal care and welfare organizations in the area. Over 425 people took part in an afternoon of bingo at the Guardian Angels Parish in Crafton, which also featured food, raffles, and gift baskets.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Keith Hodan  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>Pittsburgh Police Officer Christine Luffey makes sure everyone under 17 gets a free t-shirt during the 15th annual Biscuits Bingo!, Saturday, April 6th, 2013.       Presented by the Pittsburgh Police and coordinated by Officer Luffey, proceeds benefit the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society, Animal Friends, Animal Rescue League, and other animal care and welfare organizations in the area. Over 425 people took part in an afternoon of bingo at the Guardian Angels Parish in Crafton, which also featured food, raffles, and gift baskets.

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