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Photo Gallery: Sharpsburg Open Streets

Tawnya Panizzi
| Thursday, June 7, 2018, 10:16 a.m.
Professional belly dancer Jen Gallagher with Art in Motion Dance Studio entertains the crowd at the annual event 'Open Streets' in Sharpsburg on June 2, 2018.
Jan Pakler | For the Tribune Review
Professional belly dancer Jen Gallagher with Art in Motion Dance Studio entertains the crowd at the annual event 'Open Streets' in Sharpsburg on June 2, 2018.
Nyketta Glover stops to buy cotton candy with her children Jamari and Jacob Glover while walking on Main Street in Sharpsburg for the annual event 'Open Streets' on June 2, 2018.
Jan Pakler | For the Tribune Review
Nyketta Glover stops to buy cotton candy with her children Jamari and Jacob Glover while walking on Main Street in Sharpsburg for the annual event 'Open Streets' on June 2, 2018.
Children wait in line on Main Street to ride a pony during the annual 'Open Streets' event on June 2, 2018.
Jan Pakler | For the Tribune Review
Children wait in line on Main Street to ride a pony during the annual 'Open Streets' event on June 2, 2018.
Tables are set up to paint 1200 inspiration rocks outside of 'Roots of Faith' on Main Street during the annual event 'Open Streets' on June 2, 2018 to be donated at the Western Pa. Conference,
Jan Pakler | For the Tribune Review
Tables are set up to paint 1200 inspiration rocks outside of 'Roots of Faith' on Main Street during the annual event 'Open Streets' on June 2, 2018 to be donated at the Western Pa. Conference,
Members of the Regina Elena Club sell lunch sandwiches along Main Street during the annual 'Open Streets' event on June 2, 2018.
Jan Pakler | For the Tribune Review
Members of the Regina Elena Club sell lunch sandwiches along Main Street during the annual 'Open Streets' event on June 2, 2018.

The ominous weather forecast combined with the Highland Park Bridge detour wasn't enough to stop the third annual Sharpsburg Open Streets celebration from being hugely successful, organizers said.

Councilman Greg Domian said the event, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 2, was well-attended by people from across the region who filled the borough's business corridor for blocks.

Specifically, the celebration stretched along Main Street from Sixth to 11th streets, with entertainment each step of the way.

More than 80 vendors sold homemade hot sausage, funnel cakes and pierogies, among other specialties, Domian said.

Children lined up for pony rides and dancing, while others stopped to paint inspirational rocks at Roots of Faith Ministry.

Adjacent to the statue of Chief Guyasuta at North Canal Street, a variety of musicians entertained the crowds.

Allegheny County approached Sharpsburg in 2016 to participate in the Open Streets concept, following Bike Pittsburgh's successful program across the city.

Over the past three years, Open Streets has attracted thousands of people to view first-hand the borough's revitalization, Domian said.

Tawnya Panizzi is a staff writer for the Tribune-Review. Reach her at 412-782-2121, ext. 2, tpanizzi@tribweb.com or via Twitter @tawnyatrib.

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