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Out & About: Fort Ligonier's Cannon Ball

Shirley McMarlin
| Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, 9:00 p.m.

Traffic was bumper to bumper leading to Fort Ligonier on Sept. 15 as guests made their way to the Cannon Ball.

The invitation said, “It's not a dance, but you will have a ball!”

From the Kitchen on Main's bountiful appetizers (did you see the size of the tomato and mozzarella skewers?) to spirited competition for the live auction, the fundraising fete was a blast.

The museum's new education wing and its patio came in handy to accommodate more than 400 revelers.

Between the museum and the hilltop stockade, re-enactor Wade Stoner held court inside an officer's tent, providing a look at the type of quarters Maj. George Washington might have called home on the frontier.

Connor Evans set the mood with selections on the bagpipe.

Steering the event committee were co-chairs Sandy Morgan and Joe Byers. Executive Director Annie Urban and fort staffers including Julie Donovan and Erica Nuckles did their best to give everyone a personal welcome.

Seen: Phil andGladys Light, Ron and Theresa Gay Rohall, Don andKim Kramer, Jim andJo Rossi, Matt andJoanne Hanley, Janice Byers, Ed Morgan, Art andCheryl McMullen, Bill andPam Stablein, David Steimer, Steve andJanice Gooder, Dirk andTheresa Matson, Gene andBarbara Kravits, Rich Lopretto andPhyllis Bertok, Tom Guiher and Donna Tidwell, Paul andMandy Sirofchuck, Jon andStacey Strecker, Tom andDee Sylvester, David andDebbie Sarault, Jessica Kadie-Barclay, George Shaner andMichael Philopena andJim and Karen O'Connor.

Shirley McMarlin is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach her at 724-836-5750, smcmarlin@tribweb.com or via Twitter @shirley_trib.

(from left), Connie Matson, of Ligonier, Lauren Sapone, of Greensburg, and Debbie Honkus, of Ligonier, gather for a photo during the Cannon Ball, held at Fort Ligonier on Friday evening, September 15, 2017.
Kim Stepinsky | For the Tribune-Review
(from left), Connie Matson, of Ligonier, Lauren Sapone, of Greensburg, and Debbie Honkus, of Ligonier, gather for a photo during the Cannon Ball, held at Fort Ligonier on Friday evening, September 15, 2017.
(from left), Stacey and Jon Strecker, join Tom Shearer for a photo during the Cannon Ball, held at Fort Ligonier on Friday evening, September 15, 2017.
Kim Stepinsky | For the Tribune-Review
(from left), Stacey and Jon Strecker, join Tom Shearer for a photo during the Cannon Ball, held at Fort Ligonier on Friday evening, September 15, 2017.
(from left), Guests mingle at the Cannon Ball, held at Fort Ligonier on Friday evening, September 15, 2017.
Kim Stepinsky | For the Tribune-Review
(from left), Guests mingle at the Cannon Ball, held at Fort Ligonier on Friday evening, September 15, 2017.
(from left), Heather Juliussen, of Ligonier, and Jessica Barbera, of Ligonier, pose for a photo during the Cannon Ball, held at Fort Ligonier on Friday evening, September 15, 2017.
Kim Stepinsky | For the Tribune-Review
(from left), Heather Juliussen, of Ligonier, and Jessica Barbera, of Ligonier, pose for a photo during the Cannon Ball, held at Fort Ligonier on Friday evening, September 15, 2017.
(from left), Grace Knupp, of Ligonier, and Wendy Blake, of Ligonier, pose for a photo during the Cannon Ball, held at Fort Ligonier on Friday evening, September 15, 2017.
Kim Stepinsky | For the Tribune-Review
(from left), Grace Knupp, of Ligonier, and Wendy Blake, of Ligonier, pose for a photo during the Cannon Ball, held at Fort Ligonier on Friday evening, September 15, 2017.
(from left), Alyce Fiedler, of Ligonier, joins Scotland native, Tom Macleod, of Pittsburgh, for a photo during the Cannon Ball, held at Fort Ligonier on Friday evening, September 15, 2017.
Kim Stepinsky | For the Tribune-Review
(from left), Alyce Fiedler, of Ligonier, joins Scotland native, Tom Macleod, of Pittsburgh, for a photo during the Cannon Ball, held at Fort Ligonier on Friday evening, September 15, 2017.
(from left), Jeff and Diane Cook, of Ligonier, pose for a photo during the Cannon Ball, held at Fort Ligonier on Friday evening, September 15, 2017.
Kim Stepinsky | For the Tribune-Review
(from left), Jeff and Diane Cook, of Ligonier, pose for a photo during the Cannon Ball, held at Fort Ligonier on Friday evening, September 15, 2017.
(from left), Fort Ligonier Executive Director, Annie Urban, joins event co-chairs, Joe Byers and Sandy Morgan, for a photo during the Cannon Ball, held at Fort Ligonier on Friday evening, September 15, 2017.
Kim Stepinsky | For the Tribune-Review
(from left), Fort Ligonier Executive Director, Annie Urban, joins event co-chairs, Joe Byers and Sandy Morgan, for a photo during the Cannon Ball, held at Fort Ligonier on Friday evening, September 15, 2017.
(from left), Melanie Marino, Michelle Hiles, Kevin Hiles and Christopher Marino, all representing PNC Bank, gather for a photo during the Cannon Ball, held at Fort Ligonier on Friday evening, September 15, 2017.
Kim Stepinsky | For the Tribune-Review
(from left), Melanie Marino, Michelle Hiles, Kevin Hiles and Christopher Marino, all representing PNC Bank, gather for a photo during the Cannon Ball, held at Fort Ligonier on Friday evening, September 15, 2017.
(from left), Susan and Jim Antoniono, of Greensburg, join Wade Stoner for a photo during the Cannon Ball, held at Fort Ligonier on Friday evening, September 15, 2017.
Kim Stepinsky | For the Tribune-Review
(from left), Susan and Jim Antoniono, of Greensburg, join Wade Stoner for a photo during the Cannon Ball, held at Fort Ligonier on Friday evening, September 15, 2017.
(from left), Angela and Jared Sullivan, of Pittsbburgh, pose for a photo during the Cannon Ball, held at Fort Ligonier on Friday evening, September 15, 2017.
Kim Stepinsky | For the Tribune-Review
(from left), Angela and Jared Sullivan, of Pittsbburgh, pose for a photo during the Cannon Ball, held at Fort Ligonier on Friday evening, September 15, 2017.
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