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Working a 'Miracle'

| Saturday, June 30, 2012, 9:00 p.m.

Working a ‘Miracle'

The Miracle League of Pennsylvania's Laurel Highlands — covering Greene, Fayette, Somerset and Westmoreland counties — has been very busy lately, and there is even more on our horizon. The last few months alone have witnessed our league hold its first 5K run and walk, receive a generous grant from the Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau and, above all else, take several steps toward setting up its permanent home.

The latter has been a long-standing goal — one we are now very close to realizing.

Over the next few months, the league will be participating in parades and fundraisers, working with The Kennick-Hall Band and the Grotto Restaurant on July 19 as part of Uniontown's Storey Square Summer Concert Series, hosting a car show on Aug. 5 and participating in a fun run on Sept. 29.

We are also pleased to tentatively announce our second annual Miracle Bunny Trail 5K Run & Walk on March 23, 2013, at Penn State-Fayette, and hope to see each and every one of the more than 400 individuals — and many more — who made our first 5K such a tremendous success.

Volunteers are needed to help make the aforementioned events successful. If you are interested in helping the Miracle League extend America's pastime to our community's youth, please contact us at info@mlplh.com, miracle5k@yahoo.com, or find us on Facebook. You can also visit mlplh.com and miracle5k.org.

Our next meeting is at 6 p.m. on July 18 in the Fayette County Behavioral Health Administration Building and is open to the public.

Our league has grown and evolved for over 20 years. Personally, I feel the demonstrated generosity that Pittsburghers and Southwestern Pennsylvanians naturally display. Such kind, natural actions have allowed organizations like the Miracle League to flourish in our part of the state.

Joshua Scully

Franklin Township, Fayette County

The writer is a member of the Miracle League of Pennsylvania's Laurel Highlands board.

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