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Decorating contest, winter clothing drive announced
North Versailles Twp. has a variety of holiday events planned to make spirits bright for the month of December:
Winter clothing drive: The parks and recreation department is partnering with Speedway for a Winter Wear Drive. They will be collecting and distributing winter clothes such as hats, gloves and scarves for township residents in need. If anyone knows someone who can benefit from this collection or has items to donate, please contact Lisa Green, parks and recreation director, at (412) 823-6602, extension 104.
Children’s Christmas Party: The township Children’s Christmas Party will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 18 at the community center, 1401 Greensburg Ave. Magician Chuck Caputo will provide entertainment. There will be pizza for lunch, presents and photos with Santa. Parents need to register their children through the parks and recreation office by Dec. 10 at email@example.com.
Christmas Tree Decorating Contest: The township is also having a Christmas Tree Decorating Contest for community groups, businesses, and individuals. The trees will be on display in the community center throughout the holiday season and there will be public voting Dec. 16-18 to decide on the winners.
Anyone interested in decorating a tree is asked to contact the parks and recreation office. Trees must be decorated between Nov. 29 and Dec. 9.
There will be two ways to win the tree contest. Adults can donate money to the tree of their choice. Each tree will have a can for donations. The tree with the most money at 4 p.m. Dec. 18 will win all the money donated to all the trees which will be awarded to a community organization or cause of the winner’s choice.
Children and East Allegheny students will receive one free voting ticket. Monetary prizes will be awarded to the top three trees with the most tickets.
Kristen Keleschenyi is a freelance writer in North Versailles Twp. and one of the hosts of the Kristen & Amber Show on WMCK Internet Radio at 5 p.m. Saturdays, 9 p.m. Mondays and 4 p.m. Thursdays. She may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Originally published November 29, 2021.