The Stroller, Aug. 3, 2020: Events in the Alle-Kiski Valley


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Knead Community Café welcomes donations and sponsorships

Knead Community Café in New Kensington offers free grab-and-go meals on Thursdays to members of the community, regardless of ability to pay.

About 230 meals are served weekly at a cost of $2.50 per meal. Full meal sponsorships are available at $450 per week. Smaller donations are always welcome.

Any business, organization, church or individual interested in supporting the mission of the café should contact Marcie at 878-302-3270.

Food Truck event planned Wednesday in Apollo

The Wheel Good Wednesday food truck event sponsored by the Apollo Events Committee and Apollo Area Historical Society will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the old Stanford lot on Clifford Avenue.

Apollo Hose Co. No. 2 will sponsor a bake sale and 50/50 raffle this week.

Food truck vendors who would like to participate at a future event should email

Allegheny Valley Association of Churches Food Bank open Wednesday

The Allegheny Valley Association of Churches Food Bank will be open to anyone in need from 1:30 to 5 p.m. Wednesdays at 1913 Freeport Road, Natrona Heights, Harrison.

Food will be bagged in advance and placed into vehicles. To make a donation, send a check to AVAC, 1913 Freeport Road, Natrona Heights, PA 15065-1524.


Buffalo Township

Wednesday: Buffalo Township Planning Commission will conduct the regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. via videoconference. Access information:


Tuesday: St. Mary Mother of God Church, 608 High St., will host a Vitalant community blood drive from 1 to 6 p.m. in the church hall. All donors will be tested for covid-19 antibodies and advised of the results at no cost. Appointments recommended. Appointments: 412-209-7000 or visit the Donate Blood button at and use group code G0040286

Wednesday: The Thrift Store Clothing Ministry at Freeport United Methodist Church, 211 Fourth St., will be open from noon to 3 p.m. at the church. Cash only. Donations must be laundered. Details: 724-295-2476


Wednesday: Harrison Zoning Hearing Board will hold a public hearing at 7 p.m. at the municipal building, 1 Municipal Drive, Natrona Heights.

September: Community Library of Allegheny Valley is sponsoring a cash calendar raffle for September. Winning numbers will be taken from the 7 p.m. Pennsylvania Daily Pick 3 drawing. Cost: $5, for two numbers. Ticket numbers will be chosen at random and e-mailed to you. Winnings will be mailed. Tickets: visit the library website.


Wednesday: The free genealogy group at Leechburg Area Museum and Historical Society will meet from 10 a.m. to noon at the museum, 118 First St. All experience levels welcome. and are available. Details: Judy, 724-681-9154

North Apollo

Aug. 29: North Apollo Volunteer Fire Department is taking reservations from food trucks for a rally planned for 4 to 9 p.m. at the fire hall, 311 16th St. Reservations:


Cancellations and changes


Aug. 28: The Butler High School Class of 1970 reunion is canceled and rescheduled to be the weekend of Aug. 28, 2121 at Butler Country Club. There are plans for a neighborhood night and golf outing.

Ford City

Aug. 29: The Armstrong County Labor Day Parade and Ethnic Feastival are canceled.


September: The annual September By the River festival is canceled.

October: The Freeport Halloween carnival is canceled. 


Aug. 22: The Wine and Food Festival planned at Burtner House is canceled. No decision on the Harvest Festival has been made yet.  

Kiski Township

Thursday, Friday and Saturday: The rummage sale planned at Spring Church Lutheran Church is canceled.


Sept. 19: The annual Pink Day festival is canceled.

Leechburg High School Class of 1960 Reunion planned for August is postponed until Aug. 7, 2021.

Lower Burrell

Today and Aug. 10: Lower Burrell Council meetings are canceled.


Riverview Community Action Corp. is closed for all activities except home delivered meals. Questions: 412-828-1062

Parks Township

Oct. 3: The Cash Giveaway Bash sponsored by Upper Burrell and Parks volunteer fire companies is canceled.


Sept. 12 and 13: The Saxonburg Festival of the Arts is canceled.

The weekly Mingle on Main events are canceled. Refunds will be sent to vendors who signed up.

South Buffalo

Saturday: The gun bash planned by South Buffalo Township Volunteer Fire Department has been changed to an online event at 6:30 p.m. on the department Facebook page. Some prizes are not available due to covid-19 restrictions. If your ticket number is called for the one of the prizes that is not available, you will receive cash in the amount of the department’s cost of the gun. All hourly prizes will remain the same. The 7 p.m. grand prize will be $2,000 and will also be drawn on Facebook. All winners will be contacted by telephone, and winning numbers posted on Facebook and on the firehall door. No refunds will be issued.


Oct. 3: The Monte Carlo Night planned by Springdale High School Alumni Association is canceled. Association meetings are suspended until further notice.

Sept. 12: Springdale Volunteer Fire Department has canceled the Cash Bash. The 50/50 Progressive Raffle tickets dated May 9, 2020 will be drawn on Sept. 12. The fire company thanks everyone for their continued support during this trying time.

Sept. 13: The craft and vendor fair is canceled.

West Deer

West Deer Farmers Market is canceled.

Aug. 28: The West Deer Police Benefit Golf Scramble that was to be May 1 is rescheduled to be Aug. 28 at Pittsburgh North Golf Course, Richland Township. Cost: $85 per golfer. Registration form: click here.


Sunday: The Festa Italiana is canceled.

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