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Posted on: August 31, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Westmoreland County Parks Citizens Advisory Board host Green Luncheon, September 20

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Westmoreland County Parks and Recreation Citizens Advisory Board “Green Luncheon” to be held September 20, 2018

The 15th annual Westmoreland County Parks and Recreation Citizens Advisory Board’s Green Luncheon will be held on Thursday, September 20 at the Twin Lakes Park Expansion site on Georges Station Road in Greensburg. Anyone who shares a desire to provide quality parks and recreation facilities in Westmoreland County is welcome to attend.

Luncheon attendees are asked to arrive by 11:30 a.m. at Pavilion #10 and a buffet lunch of fresh and local foods catered by Chef Mark’s Palate Catering and Events of Latrobe will begin promptly at 11:45 a.m. The meal will be followed with a ceremony recognizing those who support the Westmoreland County Parks through donations and outstanding service. Tickets for the Green Luncheon are $25 per person and can be purchased by calling Westmoreland County Parks and Recreation at (724) 830-3962 before September 13.

The Green Luncheon was initiated in 2003 to honor those who generously support Westmoreland County’s ten parks and five trails throughout the year. This year, the event will also highlight recently added and proposed recreation facilities throughout the Westmoreland County park system, such as the renovation and replacement of the Giant Slide at Mammoth Park. Other proposed and upcoming projects include: construction of 3.4 miles of the Westmoreland Heritage Trail from Murrysville to Export, the second phase of the rehabilitation of Cedar Creek Park to include a destination playground, winter sports area, and new pavilions, as well as accessible improvements to restrooms and pavilions and a variety of other projects throughout the Westmoreland County park system.

This year’s Green Luncheon honorees follow.

Muir, Olmstead, Hornaday, Audubon, and Carson fellows are honored for their financial support, with the cumulative dollar amount of their giving determining the category.

Muir Fellows ($1,000)

Camp Bow Wow

Cliff's Flooring Solutions

Design 3 Architecture

Grossman Yanak and Ford LLP

J.J. Hauser and Sons, Inc.

Long and Long LLC

The Markosky Engineering Group, Inc.

Matt Machine and Manufacturing

Nick and Marilyn Pavlakovic Charitable Trust

Quatrini Rafferty, P.C.

Med Express Urgent Care

Regis Synan

Scott E. Learn, DMD

Star Auto Mall

Tender Care Learning Center

Tom Gillen, DMD

Westmoreland County Chamber of Commerce

Olmsted Fellows ($2,500)

Gibson-Thomas Engineering

Buffalo Wild Wings, Monroeville

Snider Agency—Crop for a Cause Fund

Hornaday Fellows ($5,000)

Mackin Engineering

Moe's Southwest Grill

Mon Valley RC Airplane Club

Audubon Fellows ($10,000)

First Evangelical Lutheran Church

Lesco Federal Credit Union


Carson Fellows ($20,000+)

Colcom Foundation

Labor United Celebration, Inc.

Also being honored are the following Lewis Fellows, recognized for their continued exceptional service to Westmoreland County Parks.


Lewis Fellows (in recognition of outstanding service)

Rose Ann Ohler

Westmoreland BMX

Dr. Robert Keeler, DC

Reynold Peduzzi

Rose Ann Ohler has volunteered at the Twin Lakes Boathouse with her husband, Lloyd, for 25 years. Rose Ann has also volunteered at the Hobgoblin Hikes, Fishing Derbies, You’ve Got A Friend Day, and the Westmoreland Arts and Heritage Festival. Volunteering is an important part of Rose Ann’s life; she has been volunteering at her granddaughter’s elementary school for over 6 years and donates many hours helping with school projects.

The Westmoreland BMX Club has operated out of Northmoreland Park since 1988. Anthony Palombo has been the track operator for 6 years and club volunteer for over 8 years. Anthony became involved when his son started racing and stepped in to help when he noticed the club was struggling and the facilities needed upgrading. Since then, the Westmoreland BMX club has grown in membership and the facility is one of the premier racing tracks in the area. The Westmoreland BMX Club volunteers at several Westmoreland County Parks events throughout the year, such as the March for Parks, Labor United Celebration, and the Hobgoblin Hikes.

Dr. Robert Keeler, DC, has served on the Westmoreland County Parks Citizens Advisory Board for five years and is in his second term. Robert is also a founding member of the Coal and Coke Trail and has been heavily involved since the trail’s creation in 1999. Robert organizes various chapter meetings, trail maintenance and clean-up projects, and he is the chairman of the Coal and Coke Trail Comedy Night fundraiser held every November. We are very thankful for his commitment and dedication to our Westmoreland County Parks and Trails.

Reynold Peduzzi has been a volunteer with the Westmoreland Heritage Trail since its inception in 2001. Rey was one of the founding members of the trail chapter, and currently serves at the head of the fundraising committee. Rey is passionate about getting the trail extended into downtown Trafford, where he served as mayor and councilman in past years. Rey’s whole family, including his grandchildren, are involved in helping the trail, and Rey has donated numerous hours of service in support of the trail in areas such as planning, maintenance, promotion, and fundraising.

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