Fourth events offered in Carnegie, Green Tree and Scott
Area residents don't have to travel into the city to find Fourth of July fireworks — they need only look as far their neighboring communities.
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.
This year at the concession stand, refreshments and food will be sold and all proceeds will go to benefit the Pitcher Park Foundation and the upcoming Carnegie Park Skate Park.
Scott Township scheduled its annual Community Day to coincide with the Fourth of July, and festivities begin at noon with American Legion Flag Services.
Events throughout the day 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 ball field, spectators will be able to take in ball games throughout the day. On the big ball field will be the Mighty Mites from 9 a.m. to noon.
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 re-open at 7 p.m. to allow spectators to watch the fireworks from the water. Poolside music will also play, and the pool will be open until 10 p.m.