Pitcairn native to be honored during 10th annual Community Day event
As Pitcairn celebrates its 10th annual Community Day on Saturday, residents and officials will honor a Pitcairn native who risked his health for children with dyslexia.
Larry Emigh, 70, will be honored after bicycling from California to Massachusetts last spring to raise awareness for the disorder. He moved away from Pitcairn for a job with the Pennsylvania State Police in 1962, but maintains longtime friends in the area.
“I go back and I see these people and it's like I never left Pitcairn,” he said. “It's hard to explain, but there's a closeness there. And it's still there today.”
Community day runs from 1 until 10 p.m. next to the Park Building on Broadway Boulevard.
Local policemen, firemen and Pitcairn fire police also will be honored Saturday, in addition to elected officials at all levels of government, said Pitcairn Councilman Rollo Vecchio, who helped organize the event.
The Pitcairn Mohawks Football team also will be recognized, as they pursue another championship season. Monroeville police Officer Jim Markel will sing the national anthem. He performed the anthem earlier this month at Celebrate Monroeville.
Inflatable rides, crafts and face painting will keep the children entertained, as parents listen to live bands and enjoy festival food, Vecchio said. A fireworks display is scheduled for the end of the night.
“It's geared toward everyone having a good time that day,” Vecchio said. “The community comes together as one.”
Emigh said he's happy to be back at a community event in his hometown.
“I never forget them and apparently the citizens of Pitcairn never forgot me.”
Community Day is provided by the borough council and the borough's parks and recreation board.
Kyle Lawson is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-856-7400, ext. 8755, or email@example.com.
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