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White Oak is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, and there are several events commemorating the milestone.
“We’re hosting a 75th anniversary Hero Run on Saturday, July 29 at Heritage Park,” Councilwoman Julie Opferman, who chairs the Parks and Recreation Committee. Proceeds will benefit the family of McKeesport police Officer Sean Sluganski, who was slain Feb. 6, and Officer Chuck Thomas Jr., who was wounded.
Participants should register online by July 14 in order to receive a T-shirt. The walk costs $25 for adults and $15 for those under 18 years old.
Opferman said a co-ed kickball game will be held July 22 by the White Oak Athletic Association. Cost is $25 per person. Interested participants should visit www.woboro.com and fill out the sign-up forms. (PDF)
In the fall, White Oak is hosting a 75th anniversary Oktoberfest, held on Sept. 29.
“We have items for sale—official Oktoberfest and logo shirts for sale at the borough building,” Opferman said.
The borough will also be creating a community recipe book for future events. Children are also encouraged to submit their favorite recipes. Recipes should be sent to the borough before July 15. Visit the White Oak Borough website for additional information.
People who are interested in volunteering should contact Michelle Gessner at the borough office. Her number is (412) 672-9727, extension 224.
Elizabeth Laughlin is a freelance writer and a doctoral student at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She is a graduate assistant who runs the department newsletter and writes for a digital project. She writes for Modern Language Studies, and her short story, "Twenty-Seven," is being published in their journal.
Originally published July 05, 2023.