White Oak Slates Clean-Up Day April 28

By Cami DiBattista | Posted in: Announcements, White Oak News

The annual White Oak Borough spring clean-up is slated for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday (April 28) at the Heritage Hill Pavilion. Volunteers are welcome to participate and are encouraged to come at 9:30 a.m. to prepare for the event.

The purpose of the event is to remove litter and debris from roadside and to increase public awareness of litter problems in the borough, Councilman Lou Bender said.

Volunteers will be issued safety clothing and rescue and police vehicles will travel with groups to ensure safety.

Upon completion of the clean-up, all groups are invited to return to the park pavilion for a special lunch provided by local merchant donors and vie for the chance to win a door prize.

“Local group enthusiasm has made past clean up days extremely successful,” said Michelle Gessner, borough office manager, said. To register or get more information, call Gessner at (412) 672-9727.

In other business:

A rabies clinic is scheduled for 12 to 3 p.m. May 19 at the Municipal Public Works Garage. The event is in partnership with the White Oak Animal Safe Haven. A resident rate is $5 and proof of residency is required. Non-resident rate is $10.

Also on May 19, the Bob Massie Jr. Memorial Car Cruise is slated for 5 p.m. The event, which will take place in the Excela parking lot of Norwin Hills, is a benefit for Mr. Massie’s favorite charity, the White Oak Animal Safe Haven. Activities will include a Chinese auction and a 50/50 drawing.  Donations may also be made directly to the shelter in memory of Bob Massie, Jr.

White Oak residents are invited to join their neighbors and community for food, fun and fellowship from 5 to 9 p.m. the first Friday of the month beginning in June and running through August (June, 1, July 6 and August 3) at Sampson’s Mills Presbyterian Church for Food Truck Fridays.

Local food trucks offering a variety of cuisines will be at the church, located at 1665 Lincoln Way. Free children’s activities will be available.


Cami DiBattista is a freelance writer who covers Duquesne and White Oak news and other topics for Tube City Almanac.

Originally published April 26, 2018.

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