Pleasant Hills Community Day features homegrown talent
Residents and local businesses are bringing the “community” to Pleasant Hills Community Day.
The Aug. 10 festivities will highlight local entertainment and vendors, including Rockin' Bob's Disc Jockeys and Big Girl's BBQ.
“Without the contributions of the residents and some businesses, this event wouldn't be possible,” said Joe Esper, who serves as the council representative on the Community Day planning committee.
Mayor Warren Bourgeois will serve as this year's grand marshal. He was selected because of his extensive involvement in the community. After 16 years as mayor, Bourgeois is not running for re-election.
He also served as the finance chairman for eight years and president of council for four years.
“It's a very satisfying feeling to be grand marshal in Pleasant Hills,” Bourgeois said. “I appreciate everyone that has helped me be mayor over the past several years.”
The parade will kick off at 11 a.m. from the Pleasant Hills Community Presbyterian Church, 199 Old Clairton Road. The route will continue down Old Clairton Road onto Gill Hall Road to the heart of the festival at Mowry Park.
Local organizations, including the Pleasant Hills Lions Club, Arboretum and Thomas Jefferson cheerleaders, will have booths set up in the park for residents to visit, play games and purchase snacks. Favorites such as ring toss and corn hole will be back this year.
“The emphasis is on community,” Bourgeois said. “That's the most important part.”
Local dance and karate groups will take the stage beginning at 1 p.m. Miranda Zarlino, a Thomas Jefferson student, will sing. Tres Lads, sponsored by Bootay Bevington & Nichols, will cap off the live entertainment at 7:30 p.m.
The band sponsorship allowed the borough to provide more children's attractions this year, including an inflatable slide from noon to 4 p.m. and a petting zoo from 3 to 6 p.m., Esper said. Fireworks are at 9:45 p.m.
Esper said he hopes for another successful event but realizes that in the end, it's out of his hands.
“Last year's Community Day was the best that I could remember in recent years,” he said. “We hope to build on that success. There is no real magic to it; the weather needs to be nice.”
Brittany Goncar is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-388-5803 or email@example.com.
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.
- Controlled deer hunts approved at Pleasant Hills Arboretum
- Stormwater impact fee considered in Whitehall
- New Jefferson Hills public works building to be dedicated
- Tax hikes could help fund new West Jefferson Hills high school
- Brentwood Council extends suspension of police chief
- Baldwin native a makeup artist to a few Penguins
- Suspended chief’s hearing will be public
- State funding allows for intersection improvements in Brentwood