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By Joyce Hanz
Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, 9:00 p.m.

Oakmont residents can patch together their family's part in Oakmont's history.

The Riverview Community Action Corporation invites residents to participate in the creation of a homemade quilt marking the borough's upcoming 125th anniversary.

The quilt will comprise fabric squares that will be created by families. There are limited squares, so only one square is available per family.

The squares can be picked up at the agency office, 501 Second St., Oakmont, beginning Oct. 1. Cost is $1 each.

“Each family can buy a square and put their name on it, use their creativity to decorate it. You can use paint, markers, embroidery, applique, etc., to complete your square. Our group of volunteer sewing ladies will sew it together into a quilt,” says Lynn Verratti, the agency's program director.

Finished squares must be returned by Nov. 27.

The finished quilt will travel throughout the area and to various events that will mark the anniversary of the borough.

The agency provides services and outreach for Oakmont-area seniors.

“We deliver meals to home-bound seniors, offer a free lunch for seniors every day at the center, and bus service around the Oakmont area,” Verratti says.

For details about the squares, contact Verratti at 412-828-1062, or visit

Joyce Hanz is a contributing writer for Trib Total Media.

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