Hundreds turn out for Back 2 School bash in Greensburg | TribLIVE.com
Westmoreland

Hundreds turn out for Back 2 School bash in Greensburg

Jacob Tierney

Hundreds of children got most everything they need for a new school year Saturday at the Salvation Army of Greensburg’s seventh annual Back 2 School Bash.

The Salvation Army and other local organizations teamed up for the event, which offered activities like a bounce house and face-painting while also helping children in need prepare for the year ahead.

The Greensburg Rotary gave out bags full of hygiene and school supplies, students from Greensburg Salem High School distributed picture books, and the Blessed Sacrament Cathedral Conference of the St. Vincent De Paul Society distributed gift cards for children to get a free pair of shoes.

Several local salons and barbers offered free haircuts, while the Greensburg Volunteer Fire Department gave tours of a fire engine.

More than 350 children registered. The final count wasn’t available Saturday, but with walk-ins the total was expected to be well over 400, said May Kay Mackneer, program assistant for the Salvation Army.

“It’s a really fun, great event to not only prepare the kids to go to school, but to get them excited about it,” Mackneer said.

Jacob Tierney is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Jacob at 724-836-6646, [email protected] or via Twitter .


1555486_web1_gtr-schoolbash3-081819
Jacob Tierney | Tribune-Review
Greensburg Salem High School Student Madison Rush (left) hands out books to children at the Greensburg Salvation Army Back 2 School Bash on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019.
1555486_web1_gtr-schoolbash1-081819
Jacob Tierney | Tribune-Review
Students line up to receive a gift card for free shoes at the Greensburg Salvation Army Back 2 School Bash on Saturday, August 17, 2019.
1555486_web1_gtr-schoolbash2-081819
Jacob Tierney | Tribune-Review
Greensburg Salem High School Student Madison Rush (left) hands out books to children at the Greensburg Salvation Army Back 2 School Bash on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019.
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.