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Westmoreland County Parks and Recreation Citizens Advisory Board “Green Luncheon” to be held September 19, 2019
The 16th annual Westmoreland County Parks and Recreation Citizens Advisory Board’s Green Luncheon will be held on Thursday, September 19 at a new location: Word of Life Ministries Dining Hall, 4497 State Route 136, Greensburg, PA 15601. 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. and a buffet lunch of fresh and local foods catered by Sun Dawg Café of Greensburg 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 a destination playground and dog park at Cedar Creek Park; the grand opening of 3.3 miles of the Westmoreland Heritage Trail from Murrysville to Export; construction of a new Giant Slide complex at Mammoth Park; installation of a new pavilion, restroom, and play area at Twin Lakes Park; 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)
Belle Vernon Area Rotary
CFWC – Penn Pals Fund
Chick-fil-A Miracle Mile
Eat ‘n Park
Hayden Appraisal Services
Matthew Orman, Ameriprise Financial
Fancy Fox Customs
Long and Long, LLC
Means and Vance, PC
Mike’s Car Lot
Secondhalf Coach Wealth Management
Snyder of Berlin
Apex Energy, LLC
Greater Westmoreland County Labor Council
Toyota of Greensburg
CNX Resources Corporation
Huntley and Huntley, Inc.
Old Joe Club Charities, Inc.
Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation
Westmoreland Land Trust
CARSON ($20,000 or continued giving)
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)
Theresa Gay Rohall
Seton Hill University Women’s Lacrosse
Westmoreland Conservation District
Martha “Marty” McGuire has been involved with the Westmoreland County Parks and Recreation Citizens Advisory Board for sixteen years; she served as a board member for ten years, and now currently works as the Special Events Fundraising Coordinator. Marty secures grant funding and sponsorships for the annual March for Parks and is heavily involved in the marketing, logistics, and planning of the event. She also serves on the Green Luncheon committee. She goes above and beyond to support the CAB and we are very thankful for her commitment and dedication to our Westmoreland County parks and trails.
Theresa Gay Rohall has served on the Westmoreland County Parks Citizens Advisory Board since 2009 and is in her fourth term. Theresa currently serves as Treasurer for the CAB and is involved in the Finance Committee. Theresa volunteers at the annual March for Parks event at Twin Lakes Park and is heavily involved in planning and organizing the Green Luncheon. We are thankful for her knowledge, time, and service to our County parks.
The Seton Hill University Women’s Lacrosse Team volunteers at several Westmoreland County Parks events throughout the year, such as the March for Parks, You’ve Got a Friend Day, and the Hobgoblin Hikes. They have also participated in a number of service projects at the parks over the past six years. The team has donated countless hours of service and their continued commitment aids in the success of our programs and events.
The Westmoreland Conservation District has partnered with the County Parks on a multitude of projects over the years. They have hosted their Envirothon at Twin Lakes and Mammoth Parks since it began over thirty years ago. In recent years they have partnered with the County Parks to assist with numerous trail projects across the County. Stream bank stabilization at Bridgeport Dam County Park and along the Westmoreland Heritage Trail, building wetlands at Chestnut Ridge County Park, the Rehabilitation of Ann Rudd Saxman Nature Park, bridge abutment stabilization on the Great Allegheny Passage bridge in Cedar Creek Park and a number of others are examples of recent projects the WCD have completed to benefit the County Parks.