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Ribbon-cutting ceremony for Natrona's Unification Wall set for Thursday

Madasyn Czebiniak
| Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, 3:42 p.m.
Volunteers work on the Unification Wall at the community garden in Harrison's Natrona section. Work on the wall, which was built as a safety barrier for the garden, finished up last Saturday.
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Volunteers work on the Unification Wall at the community garden in Harrison's Natrona section. Work on the wall, which was built as a safety barrier for the garden, finished up last Saturday.
Volunteers work on the Unification Wall at the community garden in Harrison's Natrona section. Work on the wall, which was built as a safety barrier for the garden, finished up last Saturday.
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Volunteers work on the Unification Wall at the community garden in Harrison's Natrona section. Work on the wall, which was built as a safety barrier for the garden, finished up last Saturday.
Bill Godfrey, president of the Natrona Comes Together Association, John Tamiggi, executive director at Allegheny Valley Habitat for Humanity, and  Dennis Mialki, a Habitat for Humanity volunteer, place the ceremonial final brick in the Unification Wall surrounding the community garden in Harrison's Natrona section.
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Bill Godfrey, president of the Natrona Comes Together Association, John Tamiggi, executive director at Allegheny Valley Habitat for Humanity, and Dennis Mialki, a Habitat for Humanity volunteer, place the ceremonial final brick in the Unification Wall surrounding the community garden in Harrison's Natrona section.

A ribbon-cutting and acknowledgement ceremony for the “Unification Wall” at the community garden in Harrison's Natrona neighborhood will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday.

Work on the 230-foot wall began this summer and wrapped up in October . It is made of wire baskets filled with multi-colored bricks, rocks and cement boards cut into garden shapes and decorated with ceramic tiles.

The event will be at the garden, which is at the corner of Federal and Greenwich streets.

Cake and a light lunch will be served.

Several people and organizations helped build the wall, which was paid for through a $30,000 donation from ATI Allegheny Ludlum.

Those involved included the Natrona Comes Together Association, which owns and manages the garden, Habitat for Humanity Allegheny Valley, local churches, high school and college students and Squirrel Hill-based mosaic artist Stevo Sadvary.

Madasyn Czebiniak is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach her at 724-226-4702, mczebiniak@tribweb.com or via Twitter @maddyczebstrib.

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