Plum Community Festival plans unveiled
Enthusiasm for lacrosse is growing in Plum.
With a 27-member boys high school team and more than 100 children in the Plum Borough Youth Lacrosse organization, the group is looking to build on the momentum and plans to have a strong presence at this year's Plum Community Festival scheduled for June 27 and 28 at Larry Mills Park on Oblock Road.
“We have had such an interest from kids (in the sport), and we have fans at the games,” said Laura Casile, president of the Plum Lacrosse booster organization.
Casile said plans call for members of the boys high school team to help with the slides and games. And a booth sponsored by the youth organization will include information and lacrosse sticks.
“We want to get kids interested,” said Casile, whose three children play lacrosse.
The long-time community event with highlights that include music, food and games was canceled in 2009 because of a lack of volunteers to help plan the event.
A comeback was launched in 2010 with a one-night event.
In 2011, the Plum Community Festival group teamed up with the Plum Rotary Club to relaunch a two-day festival that highlights music, food, games and other features.
The event was expanded to three days in 2012, but a thunderstorm canceled the first night. A two-day event occurred last June.
Costanza said the festival will kick off at 5 p.m. on June 27 with the dedication of the new playground structure at Larry Mills Park. A car cruise will follow from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
New to the festival this year is entertainment by the Fabulous Bisceglia Brothers Band, a Pittsburgh-based band.
Highlights of Saturday's events include a show by the Wild World of Animals from 4 to 10 p.m. and the Michael Christopher Band from 7:15 to 9:45 p.m.
Zambelli fireworks are scheduled to wrap up the festival at 10 p.m.
A schedule of events will be released closer to the festival dates, Costanza said.
Food vendors and informational booths also will be featured.
Also, beer will be sold in a tented area next to the stage, a practice started last year, Costanza said.
Costanza said the annual festival continues to gain popularity.
“We started getting calls (from those interested in participating in the festival) several months ago,” Costanza said.
“It is growing and growing. It is exciting to watch it build.”
Karen Zapf is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-856-7400 ext. 8753 or email@example.com.
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