Homestead Community Day successful despite limited fundraising
Homestead officials said the borough's community day last month was a great success despite it falling short of a goal of being a self-sustaining event.
Councilwoman Zaneta Hines said during Thursday's meeting that the July 13 event at the borough's Frick Park missed the break-even mark by $1,604.30, an amount that will be made up by the borough.
She noted the total cost of staging the event was $6,244.73. Advanced fundraising contributed $4,640.73.
Hines, in her first year as event organizer, was apologetic to fellow councilors.
“It was my first time,” Hines said. “I did the best I could.”
Budgetary matters aside, she said the community celebration was nevertheless a success that enjoyed support from local and regional leaders, businesses and individuals, who deserved to be thanked.
She said Homestead photographer Thomas Jefferson filmed the festivities and created a 12-minute DVD of highlights from the event, which can be purchased at the borough building for $5.
Councilman Lloyd Cunningham said the sale of the DVDs will be used to fund future community events.
In other news, council approved the hiring of three new crossing guards for the school year ahead.
Mahogany Fitzgerald, Serena Sisco and Mary Harris were hired at a rate of $12.67 per hour. Their positions are contingent upon passing background safety checks.
Eric Slagle is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-664-9161, ext. 1957, or email@example.com.
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