Fourth will come on third in Carnegie again
By Megan Guza
Published: Wednesday, June 26, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
Area residents don't have to travel into the city to find Fourth of July fireworks — they need only look as far as their own backyards.
Keeping with tradition, the Fourth will come on the third in Carnegie. The borough's annual Fourth of July celebration will take place July 3, complete with a fireworks display from Pyrotecnico.
The fireworks begin at dusk. Carnegie Mayor Jack Kobistek encouraged residents to come out and enjoy not just the fireworks, but the newly renovated Carnegie Park.
Green Tree Borough's Fourth of July festivities kick off at noon on the Fourth with a flag-raising ceremony led by the American Legion Post 823.
The celebration centers around Wilson Pool, which will be open for free all day – no passes will be required. The pool will close at 5 p.m. Lunch will be served poolside from noon to 1 p.m.
The celebration continues through 3 p.m., with a disc jockey and music, a bounce house and other inflatables and carnival games.
A co-ed softball game sponsored by the Green Tree Athletic Association will be held at 9:30 a.m. at Hemlock Field. The cost is $120 per team, and teams can have a maximum of 12 players. Three players must be women, and at least two women must be on the field at all times.
The tournament will act as a fundraiser for the Green Tree Woman's Civic Club's Operation Shoebox. The program provides support and supplies to military members serving overseas.
Registration is due to the borough office by 4 p.m. June 28, and checks should be made out to the Green Tree Woman's Civic Club. Spectators are encouraged to come out and bring an item to donate to Operation Shoebox. A full list of items needed can be found at greentreeboro.com/civicclub.html.
Scott Township scheduled its annual Community Day to coincide with the Fourth of July, and festivities begin at noon with an American Legion flag service.
Events throughout the day at Scott Park include water and land races, a water slide contest, rubber ducky races and a money hunt for children in fourth grade and under.
On the small ballfield, spectators will be able to take in ball games throughout the day.
Food and game booths will be in the upper park area and will be open throughout the day. The day ends with a fireworks display at 9:31 p.m. The pool, which will be open during the day from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., will reopen at 7 p.m. to allow spectators to watch the fireworks from the water. Poolside music also will play, and the pool will be open until 10 p.m.
Inflatable balls and rafts will be permitted in the pool during this time, and admission for the night swim is $1.
Megan Guza is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-388-5810 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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