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Annual Community Cornfest features food, family friendly fun in Carrick


Join in fun at the family friendly annual Community Cornfest under the great oak trees at Carrick’s Phillips Park on Saturday, Aug. 23 from noon to 6 pm.

Friends and neighbors are welcome to join in for a day of musical entertainment for adults with events and games for the kids. Fresh corn and a vast array of food and refreshments will be on sale as well as arts/crafts items from various non-profits.

Traditional opening ceremonies will begin at noon with the award winning Pittsburgh Carrick High School Marching Band. Entertainment will continue with:

12:15 p.m., Nepalese Dancers;

12:45 p.m., Cathasaigh;

2 p.m., Circle Three & Stationwagon;

2:45 p.m., Bhutanese Dancers;

3 p.m., Jimmy Adler’s 3 CAPA bands; and,

5 p.m., Radiation.

All times are approximate.

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 residents be aware of what’s available and what’s happening in their community. Participants and vendors include:

Animal Rescue League and Shelter; Butanese Community Association of Pittsburgh (dumplings, veg. fry, Easter chips, rice and flour rings); Camp Bow Wow Pittsburgh South; Carrick Community Council (corn); Pittsburgh Carrick High School (t-shirts); Carrick Library; Councilwoman Natalia Rudiak Office; Hilltop Alliance; Holy Family Institute/SNAP Program; and, Kelly’s Asian Art (Asian art, pointillism, bookmarks, cards, paintings).

Also, Midwest Beagle Rescue, Education and Welfare (eligible dogs for adoption, t-shirts, magnets, bottles, etc.); Petsburgh Dog and Pet Grooming (pet items); Pittsburgh Roosevelt PTO (nachos w/cheese, pierogies w/cabbage and onions, hot dogs, water, Pepsi products, t-shirts); Pre-Owned Furniture Outlet; Rabbit Wranglers; Sen. Jay Costa; Spencer United Methodist Church (hot sausage and meatball sandwiches); Sto-Rox Neighborhood Health Council, Hilltop Community Health Center; Carrick Toastmasters Club; 29th Ward Democratic Committee; Wiesen Jewelry (jewelry); and, Zion Christian Church (frozen drinks).

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 lot.


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