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Community Cornfest on Saturday at Phillips Park


August 16, 2011

The annual Community Cornfest, with Carrick and Overbrook joining together again, will be held at Carrick's Phillips Park on Saturday, Aug. 20 from noon to 6 p.m.

Join friends and neighbors for a late summer day of free entertainment and games for the kids. There will also be fresh corn and loads of food and refreshments for sale as well as art and craft items from various non-profits, the I Made It Market and other local artisans.

The organizers note entertainment for children of all ages will be held both outside in the park and inside the facilities. The unique disc golf in the park will be demonstrated on the outdoor course.

Traditional opening ceremonies will begin at noon with the award-winning Pittsburgh Carrick High School Marching Band. Entertainment will follow with the Bhutanese Dancers, Little Miss Pennsylvania, folk singer Cathasaigh, and groups Highwind, Incredibly Suave, and Rose & Sara.

Several artists from the I Made It Market are joining local Cornfest artisans this year in offering one-of-a-kind gifts for sale.

Local non-profit organizations will provide a variety of food and refreshments during the entertainment. Information on a wide range of local resources and businesses will also be presented to help make residents aware of what's available and what's happening in the community.

Local leaders and businesses contributing their support to this year's Cornfest include: City of Pittsburgh Council members Natalia Rudiak and Bruce Kraus, Pennsylvania Senator Jay Costa and Representative Harry Readshaw, District Judge Richard King, State Farm Agency Michael Dear, Economic Development South, Esther's Homemade Candy, Carrick's Foodland, Giant Eagle, PNC Bank and Page's Dairy Mart.

Organizers note they are still accepting late donations and a final list of all contributors will be available at the Cornfest.

Phillips Park is at the intersection of Parkfield and Spokane Avenues, across the street from Carrick High School in Carrick. Parking is available in the Carrick High School parking lot.


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