Monroeville's Fourth of July parade, fireworks, festivities set
Monroeville area residents should expect a few roundhouse kicks on the Fourth of July.
C.S. Kim Karate students will give a demonstration at the end of the Monroeville Fourth of July parade, which begins at 9 a.m. July 4.
Kathy Karelitz, chairperson of the parade board, said the group has been part of the event for a few years.
An estimated 12,000 people show up for parade and fireworks, which are set off behind the Monroeville Mall.
This year's parade is dedicated to Walt Forrest, a former parade board member who died in August.
This is the second year the parade was dedicated to a board member.
Last year's parade was dedicated to Karelitz's husband, the late Evan Karelitz.
He had been on the board for nine years, while Karelitz has 18 years under her belt.
The parade starts at the Miracle Mile Shopping Center and continues on Route 22 until it reaches the lower entry level of Macy's.
There will be firetrucks, marching bands, clowns, politicians, motorcycles and marching horses.
Fireworks are scheduled to start 9:30 p.m.
Karelitz said the best location to watch the fireworks is the back of the Monroeville Mall Annex, where a movie theater is being constructed.
She said she doesn't think hunting for a spot will be difficult.
“It's been held there for so long that people have their spots,” she said.
David Paulk is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-388-5804 or email@example.com.
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 â 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.