Westmoreland marchers can pick their park
By The Tribune-Review
Published: Thursday, March 14, 2013, 8:55 p.m.
The March for Parks will be held March 23 in Twin Lakes Park, which straddles Hempfield and Unity townships.
The event will run from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
The theme this year is “Hear the Music, See the Goal! Help Us Score For Our Parks!”
The Westmoreland County Parks Citizens Advisory Board is starting the third phase of the Twin Lakes Park expansion to add a dekhockey and skating rink and an outdoor amphitheater for concerts.
Prior to the event, marchers will collect monetary contributions to support the county park system.
Participants who collect $25 or more will receive a T-shirt. People who collect more than $100 will receive a gift card to Target. The value of the card will be tied to the value of the money raise.
Walkers and runners may participate as individuals or teams of three or more people.
Marchers will have the opportunity to designate the funds they raise to projects in various parks operated by the Westmoreland County Department of Parks and Recreation.
• the dekhockey and skating rink and amphitheater at Twin Lakes Park;
• the dredging project at Mammoth Park Lake;
• the Little Crabtree Creek Trail;
• the extension of the Westmoreland Heritage Trail from Saltsburg to Trafford;
• the Cedar Creek Park Dog Park.
Non-designated funds will be used where they are most needed.
Disc jockey Dave Haering, Mike the Balloon Guy and a children's workshop event sponsored by Home Depot head the list of fun activities to be offered at the March for Parks.
There will be a picnic lunch after the march, followed by raffle prizes and an awards presentation for the top fundraising teams.
To register, go online at www.co.westmoreland.pa.us/parks.
To receive a registration form by mail, call (724) 830-3950.
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