Scottdale community picnic slated for Father's Day
The annual Scottdale Community Picnic, hosted by the Scottdale Kiwanis Club, is slated for Father's Day, June 15, this year.
This is the third year in a row that the Kiwanis has hosted the event and club member Jim Pallygus said participation seems to grow each year.
For years, community member Richard Campbell was in charge of selling tickets for the community picnic and when he could no longer do it, the Scottdale Area Chamber of Commerce had looked at hosting it, but instead asked the Kiwanis Club if they wanted to take on the responsibility.
“We were happy to take it on,” Pallygus said.
The group communicates with Idlewild and Sozk Zone and secures a set number of tickets, which are being sold for $21 at the Scottdale Public Library this year up until June 14, or until they are sold out. Tickets can be purchased with cash only.
In addition, the club secures a pavilion at Idlewild the day of the picnic and provides refreshments and raffles off a number of baskets that are donated by local businesses and organizations.
“The Scottdale Band is always there and usually plays something in the afternoon and that's when we raffle off the baskets,” Pallygus said. “Anyone from Scottdale can get a raffle ticket free of charge to participate.”
Rhonda Allison, a member of the Scottdale Band, said the band has been playing as part of the community picnic at Idlewild since the 1980s.
“When we first started playing the band stand was just a flat stage with no roof that was surrounded by hedges that was full of bees,” she said. “We had to wear hats because it was so hot, so playing on the stage with a roof now is wonderful.”
But while the stage has a roof, the audience has to sit out in the elements and the day of last year's picnic it rained tremendously.
For the first time ever, the Scottdale Band made its way to the pavilion allotted to the Kiwanis for the picnic and played there.
Pallygus said members of the Kiwanis and any resident who wishes to contribute can bring a covered dish or some type of food to the pavilion and around 3 or 4 p.m., as there will be a smorgasbord buffet for people to enjoy.
“It's really a fun tradition for the community,” he said.
Rachel Basinger is a contributing writer.
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.
- Tournament pitches in to help Ruffsdale woman
- St. Joseph’s in Everson holding 40th annual festival
- Benefit to aid girl with leukemia set for Carson’s Tavern in Scottdale
- Daughter carries on father’s big-band legacy, set for gazebo show in Scottdale