Contact: Colleen Schmidt Phone: 724.785.9331
ACCWT Watershed Summer Associate Fax: 724.785.8626
The summer fun has just begun. To ensure this summer will be filled with family fun and entertainment the Mayor of Brownsville, Borough Council, and the Brownsville Area Revitalization Corporation (BARC) have joined forces to host the Brownsville Annual Community Festival and Mon Ducky Race. This fun-filled event will take place on Saturday, August 7th in downtown Brownsville between the Flatiron Building on Market Street and Fiddle’s Diner on Water Street.
The summer festival will kickoff with a community parade at 10:30AM. Following the parade, an array of exciting activities and entertainment will be available for all ages. Whether you’re a challenging competitor or a laid back spectator, this range of activities is structured to suit all personalities. A petting zoo, rock-climbing wall, car show, dance performances, live concert and carriage rides are just a few of the fun features this festival has to offer.
In addition to having the opportunity to enjoy some of summer’s sweetest delights, community members will also have the chance to win several prizes when they enter a submission for the Mon Ducky Race, which will begin at 1:30PM at the Brownsville Riverside Wharf. Winners will receive one of the following prizes: The Grand prize will include a two-night stay in downtown Pittsburgh, a gift certificate for dinner at the Grand Concourse in Station Square, tickets for Just Ducky Tours, a gas card, and two tickets to the Senator John Heinz History Center and Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum donated by Pennoni Associates. The second-place winner will receive a $250 gift certificate donated by Dick’s Sporting Goods. The third-place winner will receive a $100 gift certificate donated by Wal-Mart. The fourth-place winner will receive a $25 gift certificate donated by Rt. 40 Classic Diner. Lastly, the lame-duck winner will receive a prize-pack donated by the BARC Board of Directors.
“The Brownsville Annual Community Festival will be the time and place for family, friends and visitors to meet, greet and depart friends. We invite everyone to come out because your support is needed to ensure future community events,” said Mayor Lester Ward.
In its first year, the Brownsville Annual Community Festival is a collaborative effort between the Mayor of Brownsville, Borough Council and BARC. BARC is a 501c3 non-profit organization whose mission is to achieve economic development through historic preservation, heritage tourism, outdoor recreation, community stewardship, education, youth advancement and the arts. In effort to continue further community involvement, the North Side Fire Hall will be welcoming everyone to attend their upcoming ‘Open House’ event in August to celebrate their 100th anniversary. For more information regarding this event, please contact the Brownsville Borough Office at 724-785-5761.
For more information on how to reserve a booth or help volunteer for the community festival, contact the BARC Office at 724-785-9331 or contact the Mayor’s office at 724-785-3363.