Good Neighbor Day showcases McKeesport organizations
By Jennifer R. Vertullo
Published: Wednesday, June 12, 2013, 1:56 a.m.
McKeesport officials hope those who live and work in town will brave potential rains to celebrate their neighbors.
McKeesport's annual Good Neighbor Day is scheduled for Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. along Fifth Avenue. The roadway, between Market and Locust streets, will be closed to vehicle traffic for visitors to walk among a variety of food, craft and game booths. Most locations will have information available regarding the host business or organization.
“Good Neighbor Day is an opportunity for businesses, churches and organizations to showcase the services they offer in McKeesport and surrounding communities,” Mayor Michael Cherepko said. “It's nice to pull everyone together in a street fair setting. It's an opportunity to socialize and be neighborly.”
In his 13th year organizing the event, recreation director Jim Brown said this Good Neighbor Day could be the best yet — if weather cooperates. Brown hopes forecasted rains and thunderstorms hold off long enough to keep participants and attendees on Fifth Avenue for the event.
“We have so many different informational booths, food booths and activities,” Brown said. “It's a great day to be a neighbor.”
The following entities are scheduled to be a part of the festivities: Allegheny County Health Department, Allegheny Family Network, Allegheny Intermediate Unit's Head Start program, Angora Gardens, Betty Jean McClirk, Brightside Academy, Calvary United Methodist Church, Carnegie Library of McKeesport, Community College of Allegheny County and CVV Furniture.
Department of Public Welfare, Don't Worry Childcare Center, Family Links, First Commonwealth Bank, First Step Recovery Homes, Frida Cleaners, K-Dogs, the Mayor's Select Committee on Crime and Violence, McKeesport Area School District, McKeesport Family Center, McKeesport First Steps Parenting Program, McKeesport Human Relations Commission, McKeesport Lions Club, McKeesport Little Tigers, McKeesport Past and Present, McKeesport Regional History & Heritage Center, McKeesport Trail Commission and Mobile Chef Corp.
Mon Yough Community Services, Mon Yough Center for Substance Abuse, Noah's Ark Community Center, Pat Kmetz Crafts, Riverside Care Center, the Salvation Army, state Sen. James R. Brewster's office, Smilemaker Gift Baskets, Sonshine Community Ministries, Style with Pure Scents, Third Day Luxury Soaps 'n Garden Teas, Trib Total Media/The Daily News and Wings & Things.
Mayor's assistant Annette James, who will take part in Good Neighbor Day as a member of the McKeesport Lions Club, Human Relations Commission and the Select Committee on Crime and Violence, said the event is truly representative of all McKeesport has to offer. She said the day's roster of businesses and community groups shows a commitment to the McKeesport community, especially by local service groups.
Community service, James said, is a big part of being a good neighbor.
“Without community services, this city would be at a loss for ways to help its residents,” she said. “All of the participants in Good Neighbor Day are working every day to make McKeesport a community.”
Jennifer R. Vertullo is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-664-9161, ext. 1956, or email@example.com.
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