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Unity Township's Heritage Festival 'very family-oriented event'

By Cody Francis
Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011
 

John Mylant has noticed an increase in children playing on the playground near the Unity Township municipal building over the past year and has a theory for the equipment's increased popularity -- people now know that it's there.

Mylant, a township supervisor, said the playground and other amenities that surround the municipal building at 154 Beatty County Road -- including a lake, a pavilion and a large playing field -- have all received added attention from visitors in the past year thanks to the second annual Unity Township Heritage Festival held at the site last year.

"We wanted to get residents involved with the township to come down and see the pavilion, the lake, the playgrounds, because a lot of people have never been here," Mylant said. "Some people might not even know where it is."

The third installment of the Heritage Festival will be held Saturday. Events, which include hay rides, face painting, inflatables, pony rides, food vendors and live music, will kick off at noon and last until about 7 p.m.

"This is a very family-oriented event," Mylant said. "We just want to get people to come here and enjoy their afternoon."

Mylant said the event was started three years ago to showcase the township's amenities. The festival grew in its second year and Mylant said he hopes to see attendance numbers rise once again.

"We want the event to grow," Mylant said. "We want to have a one-day big blast and for families to come out and enjoy themselves."

Mylant said anyone wishing to volunteer or get involved may call the township building at 724-539-2546.

Festival schedule:

Marko polka live broadcast -- Noon - 3 p.m.

Battle of the barrel -- 1 p.m.

Story time with Unity library -- 1 p.m.

Unity library open house -- 1 - 4 p.m.

Pony rides -- 1 - 4 p.m.

Petting zoo -- 1 - 5 p.m.

GlitterDot & Dapper -- 2 p.m.

Hay rides by Jake -- 2 - 7 p.m.

Life of Brian band -- 4 - 7 p.m.

 

 
 


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