Kennedy Township Community Days started Wednesday and are continuing each night through Saturday, ending with a fireworks display.
Activities, games, food, rides and live entertainment are part of the festival in Fairhaven Park. Local businesses and organizations, including nonprofits, are operating booths.
The festival runs from 6 to 11 tonight and from 5 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
The Frank Powaski Polka Festival program on WKFB, 770 AM, will be broadcast live from 5 to 8:30 p.m. The broadcast will be followed by Mon Valley Push, a band known for polka music as well as other musical styles.
The Kennedy Volunteer Fire Department will host the annual parade starting at 7 p.m. Saturday on Pine Hollow Road. Evening entertainment will be provided by Joe The Mailman and Friends.
The festival will end at 10 p.m. Saturday with fireworks by Pyrotechnico.
A public hearing on the proposed Agricultural Security Area in the township will be held at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 27 in the township building. Property owners have requested the formation of the district to help protect 763 acres of farmland and vacant land.
• Supervisors voted 3-0 Tuesday to award a $179,205 contract to Simmonds Construction Services LLC of Saxonburg to replace the Gormley Avenue bridge, which crosses Robinson Run next to Steele Auto Body on Noblestown Road.
Work is expected to be done by winter.
The board rejected bids for a new public works building on North Branch Road. The township will seek new bids this month for construction, plumbing, electrical and heating/ventilation/air-conditioning services.
Township manager Bob Grimm said the lowest bids for each of the four separate services totaled $2.4 million, which exceeded the project's budget by about $400,000 to $600,000.neigh_west