Plum’s Summer season Competition returns to Larry Mills Park

Plums Summer Fest, a three-day celebration of the season filled with rides and games, returns to Larry Mills Park this month after it was canceled last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

This is the sixth non-consecutive year for the event formerly known as Community Days.

During the 2019 festival, more than 4,000 people visited the park on Fontana Drive.

The district officials are pleased to have the opportunity to see them again.

“We are all very happy that we can keep it up and return to a feeling of normalcy,” said District Manager Michael Thomas. “Give the church something to do and bring the church back together and make some memories for families.”

It’s for the 24.-26. June planned. Entry is free and there is very limited on-site parking.

Masks are not required.

It is recommended that you park at Amplify Church, 9400 Saltsburg Road, and take the free shuttle to the event.

Mt C&L Shows Pleasant is expected to bring its Ferris wheel, carousel, roller coaster, swings and other spinning rides, as well as food stalls and games.

There will be a new layout with fewer vendors, games and activities to encourage social distancing.

In addition, the organizers relocated the stage from the carnival area to create more space for rides.

No live entertainment is planned. Recorded music is played back through speakers.

Fireworks are planned for the night of June 25th.

“It’s not as big as in previous years,” said Thomas. “We cut down a number of different things and tried to redistribute it so it doesn’t get so crowded. It’s still going to be a big event. There is still a lot to do for the people. “

One of the activities that has been scrapped this year for safety reasons is the obstacle course for the youth fire brigade. The children put on a fire brigade outfit with a small plastic helmet and simulated rescuing someone and using a hose.

Thomas said organizers were on the safe side as many children were putting on and taking off their outfits and touching multiple objects.

Food vendors include Kona Ice of Monroeville, Pappy’s Kettle Korn, Pgh Crepes, Strada Italian Street Food, Pittsburgh Smokehouse, ByGone Wines, and RainDrops LLC. The Plum Masons offer freshly cut fries.

Additional games are expected to be provided by the Plum Republican Committee, Plum Democratic Committee, YMCA Princess Program, Plum High School Cheerleading Boosters, Plum Community Center, Holiday Park Elementary PTO, Plum Girl Scouts, Sampson Family YMCA, Plum Music Boosters, and Plum Community provided library.

The state police will be holding demonstrations and the park’s volunteer fire department will hold their graduation ceremony for the cadets attending their summer camp.

All-you-can-ride passes are $ 20.

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Michael DiVittorio is a contributor to Tribune Review. You can contact Michael at 412-871-2367,, or on Twitter.

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