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Community activities around Penn-Trafford

| Tuesday, May 8, 2018, 10:12 a.m.
The Bushy Run Battlefield Heritage Society, which oversees the Bushy Run Battlefield along Route 993, east of Harrison City, is entering the final phase of its three-year monument project. It is continuing to sell bricks that can be engraved with the names of loved ones and placed around the monument that shows a Colonial ranger on flour bags at its base, with a Native American squaring off against a Scottish Highlander, aiming their rifles at each other, photographed on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016.
Dan Speicher | Tribune-Review
The Bushy Run Battlefield Heritage Society, which oversees the Bushy Run Battlefield along Route 993, east of Harrison City, is entering the final phase of its three-year monument project. It is continuing to sell bricks that can be engraved with the names of loved ones and placed around the monument that shows a Colonial ranger on flour bags at its base, with a Native American squaring off against a Scottish Highlander, aiming their rifles at each other, photographed on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016.

Bushy Run Battlefield will host an open-air market this year.

The market, which will have a variety of vendors, will open May 26 and continue on the fourth Saturday of each month until Sept. 22.

The Bushy Run Battlefield Heritage Society will host the market as a way to attract visitors to the site — located at 1253 Bushy Run Road, near Jeannette — of a historic 1763 battle between British forces and Native Americans, said volunteer Rob Malley, market organizer.

“We get dog-walkers, joggers, kite-fliers and many other people using our grounds for outdoor fun. We thought we'd offer some more options for people to enjoy our beautiful park,” Malley said.

Each Bushy Run Market day, the battlefield gate will open at 6 a.m. for vendors and 8 a.m. for guests. There will be no setup after 7:30 a.m. The market will conclude at noon.

There is no fee for market space, but vendors must agree to donate at least 15 percent of their sales to the society. Those who donate more will be recognized on a sign.

Vendor space requests will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis, and must be made via email at market@bushyrunbattlefield.com. Vendors are responsible for all tables, tents or other equipment for their market space. No electricity will be provided.

Products deemed not acceptable include live animals, firearms and ammunition or other explosives. Contract sales (services, etc.) and third-party sales also are prohibited.

For more information on vendor requirements, visit www.bushyrunbattlefield.com.

Penn Township seniors group to meet

Adam Burger, the owner of Eastwood Hardware in Harrison City, will speak at the Penn Township Senior Citizens meeting at 1 p.m. May 22 at the Community Methodist Church, 3487 Route 130, Harrison City.

After lunch, the meeting will be held at 2 p.m.

The cost for lunch is $6 and dues are $2.

Level Green Senior Citizens to gather

The Level Green Senior Citizens will meet at 11 a.m. May 17 in the Community Building, 123 Murrysville Road.

There will be lunch, entertainment and bingo.

For more information, call 412-372-5422.

Level Green church to hold spring banquet

The Presbyterian Women of Level Green Church will hold a spring banquet at 6 p.m. May 22 at the Level Green Presbyterian Church, 105 Olive Drive.

Piper Bay Cafe will cater the meal and all women and girls from the church and their friends and family are invited.

After the dinner, entertainment will be provided at 7:30 p.m. by the James Gourlay Trio, which is part of the River City Brass band. The musical program is open to the community.

For more information, contact the church office at 412-372-5370 or Nancy Rogers at 412-372-3397.

Participants sought for Memorial Day Parade

Organizers of the annual Trafford Memorial Day Parade on May 28 are seeking units to participate in the parade.

Groups or individuals should contact Larry George at 412-373-2276.

Historic Hanna's Town seeks dealers

Dealers of antiques, historic crafts and other vintage items are invited to set up for the 45th season of Antiques & Collectibles Sales at Historic Hanna's Town in Hempfield.

The outdoor sales are on the second Sunday of the month from May 13 through Oct. 14.

The gate opens at 7:30 Sundays, and the market continues through early afternoon. Yard sale or flea market items are not allowed.

Dealer spaces are 28 by 20 feet on a grass surface. The setup fee for one sale is $35; discounts are available for multiple shows.

Proceeds benefit the Westmoreland County Historical Society's education and preservation projects at Historic Hanna's Town. For more details, call 724-532-1935 or go to westmorelandhistory.org.

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