Connellsville rec board gets permission to apply for events liquor license
Connellsville City Council on Wednesday approved a request by the Connellsville Recreation Board to seek a special-events liquor license.
The state Liquor Control Board allows nonprofit groups to apply for a special permit for up to six events.
The board is not sure if it will use the permit for all of its events. It is hoping to apply for it for a wine-tasting event at the Community Center on May 25; a cornhole tournament at East Park on June 1; possibly the Cate Cuneo concert at the Community Center sometime in June; a concert at Yough Park on July 13; a concert at East Park on Oct. 5 and a possible rain date for the Oct. 5 concert.
Melissa Tzan, recreation board president, said when participants are identified at events, they will get a wrist band. The recreation board will then limit the number of drinks an individual can have.
“I met with our insurance company and we would like to move forward with this,” said city Councilman Greg Ritch. “We are not endorsing alcoholic beverages. We're endorsing the events and the activities.”
He added that if something would happen at the wine-tasting event, or any other event that caused problems or concerns, there would be a halt to liquor at any following event.
In other recreation board business, Tzan reported to council the board is planning a city-wide parks cleanup day on May 18, beginning at 9:30 a.m. Volunteers are needed.
Focus for the day will be on three of the city parks including South Side, Woodruff and East parks.
Tzan said the recreation board will lead the activities at South Side Park, which will include painting the fence and putting down mulch around the playground equipment.
The Connellsville High School football team will be cleaning up Woodruff Park, including picking up litter and painting the concession stand.
A local Boy Scout group and the Masons will be in charge of cleaning up East Park.
Greg Lincoln, secretary of the recreation board, invited any other volunteer group who would like to adopt a park for the day and help clean it up to contact the recreation board.
Those with questions can contact Tzan at 724-628-0107 or by email at email@example.com or call city hall. Visit the board's Facebook page at Connellsville Recreation Board.
Lynn's Pub and Grill has offered to have a pizza party for the first 50 volunteers.
Anyone interested in volunteering can stop by Connellsville ArtWorks to get gloves and trash bags before going to the parks.
Tzan invited anyone interested in entering a wine in the wine-tasting event to contact her to register. Entry fee for the wine-tasting event for tasters will be $10 in advance or $12 at the door.
The cornhole tournament scheduled for June 1 will have two different registration classes. The “pro” class will be $50 per team and the “Joe” class will be $30 per team.
Movies at East Park will begin again on June 13. Tzan said the board plans to show six movies this summer, plus one around Halloween.
She said the board is still looking for three more sponsors. Each movie costs $300.
Summer sports programs will begin in the third week in June. The programs offered this year will include golf, basketball, flag football and tennis.
For more information on the times, places and cost of the events visit the recreation board's Facebook page.
Rachel Basinger is a freelance writer.
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