Building debuts Sunday with festivities
The Ross Township Police Department's newly formed honor guard will present colors at the township's new 38,000-square-foot municipal center Sunday during the building's grand-opening celebration.
Ross police Chief Greg Tenos said the guard was formed in April with three officers and now is up to five. The guard will present the colors shortly before the ribbon-cutting ceremony at 5 p.m.
The grand opening formally will recognize the opening of the $6 million building, which has been in use since last month.
The day-long event will start at 9:30 a.m. with the township's annual 5K and 10K races, which begin at Northway Mall's parking lot along McKnight Road.
The municipal center, 1000 Ross Municipal Drive at Ross Community Park, will open its doors at 10:30 a.m. Most of the day's events — including sports competitions and children's activities — will take place there or nearby. Free food will be available, and activities are free.
Pittsburgh doo-wop band Johnny Angel and the Halos will perform from 6 to 9 p.m. Fireworks from Pyrotechnico will be presented from 9 to 9:30 p.m.
The grand-opening celebration is expected to cost $25,000. Most of the money has come from private-business donations.
An article on Page B3 in some Friday editions of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review stated the wrong date for the event.