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[ARCHIVED] Westmoreland County Parks Citizens Advisory Board annual "Green Luncheon," September 22

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Westmoreland County Parks and Recreation Citizens Advisory Board “Green Luncheon” to be held September 22, 2022

The 19th annual Westmoreland County Parks and Recreation Citizens Advisory Board’s Green Luncheon will be held on Thursday, September 22 at Pavilion #10, Twin Lakes Peach Park (Georges Station Road, Greensburg). Anyone who shares a desire to provide quality parks and recreation facilities in Westmoreland County is welcome to attend. 

Registration will begin at 11:30 a.m. and a buffet lunch of fresh and local foods catered by Simply Good Gourmet of Ligonier will served promptly at 12:00 p.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 $27 per person and can be purchased by calling Westmoreland County Parks and Recreation at (724) 830-3962 before September 15.

The Green Luncheon was initiated in 2003 to honor those who generously support Westmoreland County’s eleven 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 Northmoreland Park Rehabilitation Phase II Project, which includes a destination playground among other facility upgrades; relocation of 2 miles of the Five Star Trail; land acquisition of the “middle gap” of the Westmoreland Heritage Trail; 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)

  • Richard Andracki
  • InFirst Bank
  • Mt. Pleasant Area Soccer League
  • Pro Bike + Run
  • Robindale Energy
  • Rostraver Lions Club
  • W.A. Hoy Construction
  • Westmoreland Community Action

OLMSTEAD ($2,500)

  • Kiski Valley Baseball Softball Association
  • MATT Machine and Manufacturing
  • Petagogy
  • Quatrini Law Group
  • UPMC Centers for Rehab Services
  • Ray and Mary Helen Vasinko
  • Victory Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

HORNADAY ($5,000)

  • Tom Gillen DMD
  • SecondHalf Coach Wealth Management
  • Starbucks
  • Theresa Stas
  • Regis and Diane Synan

AUDUBON ($10,000)

  • Somerset Trust Company
  • Westmoreland Mechanical Testing and Research

CARSON ($20,000+)

  • First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Greensburg
  • UPMC East

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)

  •  Five Star Trail Chapter
  • GO Laurel Highlands
  • Hempfield High School Science National Honor Society
  • Robert Myers, D. Ed.
  • Ann Nemanic

The Five Star Trail Chapter is an organization comprised of 15 volunteers, including government officials and community members from municipalities along the Trail. The trail chapter is responsible for maintaining 7.76 miles of trail, fundraising, outreach, and preservation. Chapter members have donated countless hours of service and their continued commitment makes the Five Star Trail a heavily used urban trail system in Westmoreland County.

GO Laurel Highlands has been an ardent supporter of Westmoreland County Parks and Recreation. The GO Laurel Highlands team helps to spread the word about the benefit of our parks and trails by featuring facilities and programs in destination guides, podcasts, print advertising, and more. The staff is passionate about highlighting our parks and trails, thus increasing tourism to our area and making Westmoreland County a great place to live and work.

The Hempfield High School Science National Honor Society, under the supervision of Douglas Cook, has been involved with the March for Parks event for the past five years. Science National Honor Society students display great initiative by organizing a team, raising funds, and volunteering their time at the March for Parks. We are very thankful for their service and continued commitment to the success of our March for Parks event.

Robert Myers, D. Ed. has been a member of the Westmoreland County Parks and Recreation Citizens Advisory Board since 2013 and currently serves as Secretary of the Board. Bob is very involved with the March for Parks event and is helpful in planning, logistics, and advertising. He is also a board member of the Westmoreland County Historical Society and Historic Hanna’s Town. We thank him for his continued support of our parks and trails.

Ann Nemanic has been a member of the Westmoreland County Parks and Recreation Citizens Advisory Board since 2013. Ann served as Chairman of the CAB and currently serves as Vice-Chair. Ann 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 very thankful for her knowledge, time, and service to our County parks and trails.

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Thanks to the support and funding of the Westmoreland County Commissioners, the Westmoreland County Parks and Recreation Department is able to provide area citizens with a wide range of year-round recreation opportunities in eleven parks and five hiking/biking trails throughout Westmoreland County.

Facilities include: baseball and soccer fields; basketball, tennis, volleyball, shuffleboard, and bocce courts; horseshoe pits; toboggan/sled areas; trout- and game-fish-stocked lakes; handicapped accessible fishing decks; bicycle trails; a skate and action park; two dog parks; amphitheaters; lakes for boating and fishing; swings and playgrounds; a giant slide; model radio-controlled airfields; equestrian trails; a BMX track; walking paths; adult and children’s fitness areas; areas for hunting (limited); dek hockey; and a scenic observation deck. 

Free events include: outdoor concerts; fishing derbies; nature hikes and a variety of fun festivals.

Westmoreland County’s eleven parks are: Cedar Creek Park in Rostraver Township; Mammoth Park, Chestnut Ridge Park, and Bridgeport Dam Park in Mount Pleasant Township; Northmoreland Park in Allegheny Township; Twin Lakes Park in Unity and Hempfield townships; Ann Rudd Saxman Nature Park, Swede Hill Park, and Historic Hanna’s Town in Hempfield Township; Sewickley Creek Wetlands in New Stanton Borough; and Loyalhanna Gorge Recreation Area in Derry and Ligonier townships.

Trails in Westmoreland County supported by the Westmoreland County Bureau of Parks and Recreation are: the Five Star Trail (Greensburg to Youngwood); the Westmoreland County section of the Great Allegheny Passage; Coal and Coke Trail (Mount Pleasant to Scottdale); the Westmoreland Heritage Trail (Saltsburg to Delmont and Export to Trafford); and the Little Crabtree Creek Trail (Twin Lakes Park to Crabtree).

For more information, please visit our website at or call (724) 830-3950.

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