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From morning to night: A day of Connellsville festivities

| Friday, June 21, 2013, 8:57 p.m.

Next weekend, Connellsville will celebrate its rich history, salute freedom in our community and welcome home a rising musical star.

Connellsville's celebration of Braddock's Crossing on June 29 kicks off the morning's activities. In its 10th year, the commemoration of Gen. Edward Braddock's crossing of the Youghiogheny River, organized by the Connellsville Historical Society, promotes an important part of our history.

The banks of the Youghiogheny River near Crawford's Cabin will come alive with memories from Colonial times. Foods, games and historical stories will be shared during the day. And those interested can participate in the “crossing” of the Yough.

Fayette County Cultural Trust will bring a little culture to the event with its annual Art on the Yough, organized in Yough River Park.

Later that night, members of the community will gather at the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Connellsville, where the Thou Shall Not Move group will conduct a festival and dedicate a new Ten Commandments monument at the site.

Concluding the evening, hometown girl and Connellsville Area High School grad Cait Cuneo will appear in concert at the Edwin S. Porter Theater.

We encourage residents to get out next Saturday and support what this city has to offer — from morning to night.

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