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Leetsdale, Edgeworth celebrate Fourth of July


As part of the festivities leading into Leetsdale’s traditional July Fourth celebration, the borough’s Fourth of July organizing committee will host a carnival through Saturday with all proceeds benefitting the Fourth of July celebration.

The carnival will be held at Henle Park from 1-10 p.m., Friday and Saturday.

Carnival rides and games will be offered during the event, as well as food, including popcorn, candied apples, cotton candy, hot dogs, sausage and drinks.

The borough’s Independence Day celebration will feature food at the concession stand, live music, and the splash pad will be open for children from noon to about 6 p.m.

Fireworks will begin at dusk.

Donations are being sought to support the July 4 activities.

Checks made out to Leetsdale Fourth of July can be mailed to the borough building, 373 Beaver St., Leetsdale, PA 15056.

More details about the events are available at


The Moon Township Independence Day Celebration will be held from 4 to 10 p.m. in Moon Park, 1350 Joe DeNardo Way.

• Food, activities and live entertainment will be featured throughout the day. There will be a car show featuring classic cars and new cars from Falconi Ford.

• Children’s activities begin at 4 p.m.

• A performance by Arena’s Performing Arts Centre students will be held at 5 p.m.

• Musical acts include Frank Vieria (6 p.m.); Stoney River Boys, featuring Y108’s Stoney Richard (7 p.m.); Londona (7:45 p.m.); Pittsburgh native Sarah Marince (8 p.m.); and national recording artist RaeLynn (9 p.m).

• A military recognition event will be held at 9:50 p.m.

• The day’s activities will culminate with fireworks at 10 p.m. by Zambelli Internationale.

Parking will be available across from Moon Park on Ewing Road.

For more information, visit


Fireworks, a K-9 dog show and more are planned for Saturday at Letteri Stadium on Maple Street.

Events kick off at 7 p.m. with free child ID kits. A K-9 dog show is planned for 8 p.m.

Fireworks will be lit at 9:15 p.m. Food will be available for purchase.

Parking is available on Maple Street and in Cornell School District parking lots.

By Bobby Cherry and Kristina Serafini
Friday, July 4, 2014, 4:45 p.m.

Fire trucks blared through much of Leetsdale's annual Fourth of July parade Friday afternoon as firefighters, politicians and civic groups tossed candy to onlookers — young and old.

The parade was one of many events Leetsdale's Fourth of July committee organized for Independence Day celebrations in the borough. A carnival at Henle Park, which continues through July 5, features rides and games, and a fireworks display was planned for dusk in the borough.

Jon and Sylvia Radermacher, along with their six-year-old daughter Alina, all of Leetsdale, were three of the hundreds of people lined up along Beaver and Broad streets in Leetsdale for the parade.

The couple said they enjoyed Leetsdale's parade, which included about 50 fire trucks from more than a dozen fire companies.

“It's loud,” Jon Radermacher said of the blaring horns. “But it's fun.”

Their daughter was set to take home a large heaping of candy thrown from parade participants.

“It's like a haul (of candy),” Jon Radermacher said.

Sylvia Radermacher said the family has made the Leetsdale parade a tradition since moving to the borough five years ago.

“It's a great parade,” she said.

Earlier in the day, a bike parade made its way through Edgeworth. The event featured children — many with red, white an blue decorated bikes — pedaling through the community.

Along with Edgeworth's bike parade and Leetsdale's events, Moon planned a day-long event featuring country music artists and a fireworks display at night.

Bobby Cherry is an associate editor for Trib Total Media. Reach him at or on Twitter at @bc_trib. Kristina Serafini is a photographer and staff writer for Trib Total Media. Reach her at or on Twitter at @KristinaS_Trib.



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