Community day returns to Munhall neighborhood
By Tim Karan
Published: Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, 4:01 a.m.
After a notable absence last summer, Munhall Community Day returns Saturday at West Field. Rob Falce, Munhall council vice president and Community Day planning committee chairman said the festival will be back and better than ever.
“We came up with a big donor in Jefferson Regional Medical Center to help with the funding,” he said. “We also brought together a better fundraising team and have more than 30 volunteers pitching in — which is a lot more than we've ever had.”
In addition to food, games, music and fireworks, the event marks the return of a 5K race starting along West Run Road and ending at the borough building.
“We've already got more than 100 runners and walkers registered,” Falce said. “But we'll still be taking registrations up till the morning of the race.”
Other attractions include a visit from the Pirate Parrot, a penguin show staged by the National Aviary of Pittsburgh at 12:30 p.m., a dance showcase with local students from noon to 3 p.m., magician Eddie Ace from 4 to 6 p.m. and a featured performance by Doug Khorey and His Band of Broken Hearts from 7:30 to 9:15 p.m.
Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m.
Proceeds from the children's games benefit the Leukemia Society. Other proceeds will go to Project Lifesaver.
Falce said everyone in Munhall should make a point to stop by.
“For the last few months, times haven't been the best in Munhall,” he said. “But this is going to be a fun day that will put a lot of smiles on people's faces.”
Tim Karan is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-664-9161, ext. 1970, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Family, McKeesport community grieves for girl, 14, killed by truck
- Lincoln Way work finally set to begin
- Clairton Seuss Cafe just what doctor ordered for love of reading
- McKeesport-area officials on lookout for landslides
- AIU forum bashes governor’s education budget
- McKeesport mayor answers critics of emergency timing
- License transfer paves way for new restaurant in McKeesport
- Biology students learn about genetics through fruit fly project
- McKeesport declares state of emergency
- Army band Volunteers to rock Palisades stage
- Clairton Meals on Wheels puts new van in immediate service