Residents can contribute to Oakmont anniversary
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 www.rcacorp.org
Joyce Hanz is a contributing writer for Trib Total Media.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Meals delivery on holiday helps to remember Penn Hills boy who drowned
- Flurry of business activity enlivening quaint Saxonburg
- Salvation Army taking iconic red kettles online
- New Kensington homicide suspect faces trial on tampering charge
- DUI checkpoints take on dangerous drivers
- Apollo-Ridge Education Foundation donates $12,000 to revamping middle school library
- Upper Burrell man accused of selling Suboxone
- Frankstown Acres parents pleased — kids stay at Center Elementary
- Middle schoolers stem STEM Challenge at Penn State New Kensington
- Oakmont forced to deal with budget reality
- Oakmont welcomes leashed dogs to Dark Hollow Park