‘Village for Kids’ Celebrates 12th Yr

Table of Contents By Bonnijean Cooney Adams The Tube Metropolis Almanac August 03, 2021 Posted…

By Bonnijean Cooney Adams
The Tube Metropolis Almanac
August 03, 2021
Posted in: McKeesport and Area Information

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Contributors in the 2019 “A Village for Kids” take pleasure in a activity at Renziehausen Park. Along with the return of McKeesport International Village, the kids’ topic celebration is also returning on Aug. 9. (Submitted picture courtesy Point out Sen. Jim Brewster)

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If you go…

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“A Village for Kids”

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Where: Renzie Park Band Shell

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When: Monday, Aug. 9 from noon to 4 p.m., rain or glow

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Tickets: Free

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Also accessible: Cost-free Covid-19 Vaccines for ages 12 & up, administered by Allegheny County Health and fitness Section. Pfizer and J&J vaccines will be offered. County overall health department will return on Aug. 30 at the same time for persons to get their second dose, where by applicable. Wander-ups welcome, or pre-sign-up at https://vax4.alleghenycounty.us/client/s/

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Additional information and facts: Alison Piccolino, (412) 380-2242

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An outpouring of assistance from group teams and the partnership with Intercontinental Village has produced it achievable for A Village For Youngsters to continue on on Monday (Aug. 9) for the 12th calendar year.

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Both equally it and Intercontinental Village were amid McKeesport functions canceled in 2020 for the reason that of COVID-19 limits.

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“This event began as a celebration of Intercontinental Village’s 50th anniversary and we’re however below,” claimed chair Alison Piccolino, who has been involved with the setting up because the initial year.

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“We are partners with Worldwide Village and, immediately after talking with their committee and they were likely with their remarkable party, I acquired the go-in advance for Village for Young ones,” she reported.

The function is scheduled, rain or shine, at the Renzie Park Band Shell from noon to 4 p.m. A prince and princess will be crowned at 3 p.m., with winners receiving bikes and helmets onstage at Intercontinental Village on Tuesday, Aug. 10, throughout opening ceremonies that start at 8 p.m.

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“Because of the McKeesport Path Commission, which presents the bicycles, and the McKeesport Police Section (helmets), our prince and princess get to choose home a bicycle and helmet,” she explained.

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When she attained out to the corporations, organizations, and people today that have participated in the earlier, they quickly responded positively, Piccolino mentioned.

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In addition to the common facts tables, crafts, video games, a absolutely free lunch for each child in attendance, and other routines, Piccolino stated there will be absolutely free Covid vaccines readily available for children ages 12 and up and grown ups, thanks to the Allegheny County Wellness Department.

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“That’s a further example of partnership,” she stated. “The Allegheny County Health and fitness Section came to me with the thought and it was a no-brainer. They have been superb in producing the coordination go efficiently and will be not only at the function (at the Lions Pavilion), but yet again on Aug. 30 at the same time and location to do vaccines.”

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Piccolino credited Human Companies Middle Corp., McKeesport Medical center Basis, Auberle, and Mon Yough Community Products and services for sponsoring the free lunch.

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Attendees also will be addressed to a satisfy-and-greet with LOL Doll and a Minion courtesy of P.G.H. Bash Creations. Piccolino said the enterprise often donates character visits, which are a hit for a great image option for the youngsters.

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McKeesport Kiwanis will make beverages and nachos with cheese available for buy all through the day.

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Piccolino mentioned she’s searching ahead to the laughter of the participants and viewing everyone appear jointly outside in a good and safe fashion to get pleasure from a day where a kid can be a kid.

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“I generally acquire a moment and just glance close to at the celebration and hope that all people is getting a good time. I also see so a lot of folks that enable make it all feasible,” she reported. “It can take a ton of work, but when the celebration starts and you see the happy faces and pleasure, it just helps make it all value it.”

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Although Piccolino chairs the event, she mentioned there are so numerous people today included who kind an unofficial committee.

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“There are numerous corporations that support make it possible,” she mentioned. “Mayor Michael Cherepko has continued the tradition of this party prior to the city’s International Village (Aug. 10, 11, and 12 this calendar year), and we’re really thankful for that.

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“I will be forever grateful to Sen. Jim Brewster for supporting this celebration and me, again as mayor and then senator, in making absolutely sure we bring this fascinating working day to the little ones of our communities,” she explained. “International Village and the Town of McKeesport usually make certain the location appears to be like excellent, that we have tables and chairs, electric power and every thing we want for us to operate effortlessly.

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“Last and definitely not least, “ Piccolino claimed, “is all of our awesome corporations from the McKeesport Healthier Communities PartnerSHIP and past that provide all the enjoyment. So when you feel about it, we’re all kind of the committee. I just coordinate all of the excellent parts together.”

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Bonnijean Cooney Adams is a freelance contributor. She can be arrived at at [email protected]

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Organizations scheduled to take part in 12th A Village For Youngsters include things like:

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• Nuttall Community Basic safety Machines LLC
• LaRosa Youth Club
• Fund My Potential PGH
• Cash For Children
• Altrusa International of McKeesport
• Mon Valley Unbiased
• Goodwill of Southwestern PA
• Pennsylvania American H2o Co.
• UPMC for You Dental
• Human Companies Heart Corp.
• McKeesport Clinic Basis
• PGH Bash Creations
• McKeesport Space Faculty District
• McKeesport Law enforcement Section
• McKeesport Fire Division
• McKeesport Ambulance Rescue Services
• State Sen. Jim Brewster
• McKeesport/White Oak Kiwanis
• TCV Neighborhood Services
• Latterman Family Health and fitness Centre
• Allegheny County Well being Office — Dental Method
• Faith Lutheran Church (White Oak)
• Penn Point out Better Allegheny
• YouthCAST Management Network
• McKeesport Spot Shared Ministry United Methodist Church — Christy Park Celebrity Children Kitchen area
• Girls for a Healthy Surroundings
• McKeesport Family Center
• Point out Rep. Austin Davis
• FamilyLinks
• McKeesport Regional Background & Heritage Center
• Allegheny County Wellbeing Division
• Carnegie Library of McKeesport
• Auberle
• Auberle SNAP® Software
• PurePenn
• Pennsylvania State Law enforcement
• St. John’s Lutheran Church, North Versailles Twp.

Originally posted August 03, 2021.

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