TribLIVE

| News


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Mt. Pleasant to host party in park

Monday, June 24, 2013, 12:24 a.m.
 

Fireworks will once again be seen over the town of Mt. Pleasant when the borough celebrates its annual Party in the Park on July 3.

But the fireworks display will only be part of the party.

“It's really become a nice event for us,” said Jeff Landy, Mt. Pleasant borough manager.

The event will be held at the gazebo area of Veterans Park.

“This year, we will be having vendors and food, and the music will be provided by Switch. There will also be family-friendly games for everyone to enjoy,” said Landy.

The Party in the Park has been a borough tradition for several years. Attendance has grown every year.

“We see bigger and bigger crowds every year,” said Mt. Pleasant Mayor Jerry Lucia.

Lucia said he is looking forward to the event.

“I am really exited to see everyone have a good time and enjoy the evening,” he said.

The games and vendors will begin around 6 p.m. Music for the evening will start at 7 p.m., and the band will be set up in the gazebo area.

Landy said as a way to make the event even more exciting, a new attraction has been added.

“This year, we are going to be having a laser show,” Landy said. “This is something new to Mt. Pleasant, and you have to be at the gazebo to see it and enjoy it. We're hoping that people like it, and it's nice to have something new.”

Following the evening festivities will be the annual firework display.

In past years, a fundraiser was held prior to the July event to raise money for the cost of the fireworks, but this year, the fireworks will be paid for from the proceeds of the fall Tomato Festival, a new event that borough officials hope will become another annual tradition.

“We have had fundraisers for the fireworks in the past, but they didn't really generate the funding that we needed,” Landy said. “We are hoping that the new Tomato Festival will be a great draw and will be a way for us to cover the cost of the fireworks.”

Visitors to Party in the Park are encouraged to bring chairs or blankets to use.

Marilyn Forbes is a freelance writer.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Westmoreland

  1. Records access charges will rise in Westmoreland County
  2. WCCC changes dual-enrollment policy
  3. Former Ligonier Township supervisor accused of costing residents thousands, viewing porn on the job
  4. Missing Southwest Greensburg man found dead at crash site in Bell
  5. Mt. Pleasant man injured when tractor hit by vehicle
  6. The real Captain Phillips brings story of piracy to St. Vincent College
  7. Laurel Mountain State Park ski plans will go to Ligonier Township supervisors
  8. Physicist found joy in family, friends, work, wine
  9. Redstone gets $90K grant for safety upgrade
  10. Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County upgrades emergency communications plan
  11. $10K grants will help people purchase homes in Monessen
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.