Fall festival set for this weekend
For seven years, the township has celebrated fall, attracting 3,000 to 5,000 people to its annual festival, said Rob Kuster, festival co-chairman.
If the weather cooperates, Mr. Kuster expects the same attendance at this year's festival Friday and Saturday at the municipal park in the Harrison City section of the township. The event will include carnival rides, craft and food vendors and more.
The festival starts at 5 p.m. Friday with a dedication ceremony by the American Legion Riders of Monroeville for prisoners of war and those missing in action. Live entertainment will include Brothers In Praise at 5:25 p.m.; The Silent Wire at 6:20 p.m.; Scott Balsey of The Clarks at 7:15 p.m.; and Tres Lads at 9 p.m.
On Saturday, the festival opens at noon with another tribute by the American Legion Riders. These events are scheduled throughout the day: Penn-Trafford Community Band at 12:40 p.m.; Square One at 2:20 p.m.; 3 Way Street at 3:20 p.m.; Janet's School of Dance at 4:10 p.m.; The Alumni at 4:55 p.m.; Jim Markel, the singing cop, at 5:50 p.m.; The Michael Christopher Band at 6:30 p.m.; and The Igniters at 8:15 p.m.
Friends of the Penn Township Area Recreation Commission will hold A Dog-Gone Good Day from 1 to 4 p.m., with a dog costume contest and parade; a dog treat-stacking competition; a dog kissing booth; pet adoption opportunities; and training sessions.
A radio-controlled truck exhibition will be sponsored by the new PT Raceway in Level Green. The festival will again include a petting zoo. Festivities will conclude at 9:45 p.m. with fireworks by Zambelli.