Corey and Katie O'Connor, Judy O'Connor, Father Terry O'Connor and Heidy O'Connor Garth.
Bob Jablonowski and Mayor Bill Peduto.
Sadie Restivo and Jen Blatz.
Curtiss Porter, Cosette Grant-Overton and Corey Buckner.
Rich Fitzgerald, Dwayne and Joy Woodruff.
Connie Sukernek and Heidy O'Connor Garth check out the cookies.
Roxanne Ross and state Sen. Jay Costa.
City Controller Michael Lamb and Katie McGinty.
By Natalie Bencivenga / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Cookies for a cause: The 22nd annual Bob O’Connor Cookie Cruise set sail from the Gateway Clipper Docks on Wednesday. The late mayor launched this summer happening as a political fundraiser, and after his death, the O’Connor family revived it as a way to support Pittsburgh’s charitable projects and artistic initiatives. Proceeds now go to the Bob O’Connor Foundation Memorial Fund, which supports local charities.
It’s a ’Burgh thing: A highlight of the event is the “cookie table,” a Pittsburgh tradition found at weddings, graduations and many other celebrations in the city. Councilman Corey O’Connor, son of the late mayor, said: “My dad wanted people to get together and enjoy the city he loved, and for everybody to have a fun night, celebrate one another and, of course, eat some cookies.”
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