TribLIVE

| Neighborhoods


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Homestead Community Day successful despite limited fundraising

Friday, Aug. 9, 2013, 2:11 a.m.
 

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 eslagle@tribweb.com.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read McKeesport

  1. Lebanon Road businesses feel pinch from another road project
  2. Attempted homicide charge dropped, others remain in Glassport stabbing
  3. Receiver cites progress in touting improved Duquesne City School District
  4. Sides meet for arbitration in East Allegheny teacher contract dispute
  5. Elizabeth keeps millage rate flat, but council considers 2016 fire tax
  6. Snow causes collisions, delays in Mon-Yough area
  7. Liberty public servant Owens remembered as problem solver
  8. 1 suspect arrested in deadly McKeesport shooting; 2nd still at large
  9. Dravosburg fire chief suggests establishing emergency business database
  10. Use of police body cameras increases; Whitaker explores purchase
  11. Local Catholic Schools Week celebrations include fun activities, community service