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Evening of laughs in Scottdale to benefit Coke & Coal Trail

| Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, 9:02 p.m.

What could be better than a night of laughs and entertainment, spending an enjoyable evening while supporting one the areas best assets?

The annual “Comedy Night” will be held on at 6 p.m. Nov. 9, is a yearly fundraising event held to support the Coal and Coke Trail.

“We started this five years ago when someone suggested a comedy night as a way to raise funds for the trail,” said Robert Keeler, Coal and Coke Trail secretary. “We tried it and it has been a success ever since. It's done well.”

The comedy night is now the sole fundraising event for the trail.

“We always sell out, which is nice,” Keeler said. “We encourage people to purchase their tickets early because there will not be any tickets sold at the door.”

The event is sponsored by Levin Furniture and will be held at the Scottdale Firemen's Club.

The headliner for the evening will be comedian Andy Pitz, who has been featured on television shows such as David Letterman and Craig Ferguson.

“He will be coming from New York City for the event,” Keeler said, adding there will also be a second comedian at the event who will be announced at a later date.

In addition to the laughs and fun, a dinner catered by Leo & Sons Grille 31 also will be a part of the evening.

“Leo has always done a great job for us,” Keeler said.

There also will be a Chinese auction that will feature items such as Steeler tickets, Penguin tickets, a golf outing and a lottery tree.

A 50/50 drawing also will be held.

The fundraiser has been supported for years, and Keeler said although it may be unusual to have a fundraising event for a bike trail indoors, they find that it has worked better for them.

“An event outside is always weather dependent,” Keeler said. “This has worked well for us and the timing is perfect. It's before the holidays and it's after all the festivals so it seems to work for everyone's schedule.”

Funds from the event will go to the general maintenance of the trail that really took a beating with all of the rain this summer.

“This was a tough year for us,” Keeler said of the trail maintenance. “Everything generated at the fundraiser will go to the trail's upkeep and maintenance and we hope to enjoy the continued support of those who have attended in the past.”

Tables for groups of eight to 10 also can be reserved.

Tickets for the fundraiser will be $25 each and can be purchased in advance at Leo & Sons Grille 31, Delli 31 and the regional Trail Corp. offices in West Newton or by calling 724-547-3121.

Marilyn Forbes is a contributing writer.

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