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PHOTOS/VIDEO: Baldwin Boro Community Day 2012

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Friends and neighbors from across Baldwin Borough and its surrounding municipalities descended on Churchview Avenue and the on Saturday for the 2012 version of Baldwin Community Day.

The daylong event—booths opened at 7 a.m., and fireworks went off at around 10 p.m.—featured the annual Baldwin Mile race, community parade down Churchview, free swimming at the , food, amusement rides and a horde of other activities and performances to allow a large part of Pittsburgh's South Hills area to display some civic pride.

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What the Community Day Schedule Looked Like:

  • 7 A.M. — Vendor booths opened. Vendors included Baldwin-Whitehall Patch (information), Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home (information), Greater Baldwin Whitehall Athletic Association (sports drinks, water, walking tacos, nachos and cheese, hot dogs),  (canned pop),  (duck pond game, ring toss game), Nix Vogel American Legion Ladies Auxiliary (meatball sandwich, hot sausage sandwich),  (information), Baldwin Band Patrons (funnel cakes and fried Oreos),  (ham barbecue sandwiches, potato chips), Brentwood-Baldwin-Whitehall Chamber of Commerce (information), Baldwin Borough Democratic Committee (lollipop game, glow toys, string game),  (goldfish game), Spencer United Methodist Church (coffee, kielbasa, sauerkraut, corn),  (brooms, garbage bags), Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC (bike helmet safety information), (information),  (information, performance),  (information), children's author Kim Smith,  (raffle tickets), Carrick Community Boxing Academy (barbecue chicken, barbecue ribs, peanuts), Jack's Ice Cream (ice cream cones, cotton candy) and Exalt Church (information).
  • 9 A.M. — Baldwin Mile (Race started at the municipal building, headed to Glass Run Road and finished at the municipal building. Registration was at the municipal building on the day of the race or ahead of time at 's public schools. The race, only for children in grades K-8, was coordinated by .)
  • 11 A.M. — Community Parade started at the intersection of Churchview Avenue and Willett Road, headed east for 1 mile and finished at the borough municipal complex on Churchview.
  • NOON — Community Day opening ceremonies at municipal complex
  • 12:30-1:30 P.M. — Keystone K-9ers performance in municipal parking lot
  • 1-8 P.M. — Free use of municipal swimming pool (on the municipal complex grounds), sponsored by Lennon, Smith, Souleret Engineering, Inc.
  • 1:30-3 P.M. —  performance in municipal auditorium (inside of the municipal building)
  • 3-5 P.M. — Baldwin Borough firefighters vs. and in softball game on the municipal complex grounds (Romas Field)
  • 6-10 P.M. — Music by Rockin' Bob's Disc Jockeys
  • 10 P.M. — Fireworks display by Pyrotecnico

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Mel May 30, 2012 at 10:03 PM
Do you know how we register for the Baldwin mile? Are there any age restrictions on how old the kids need to be if doing it with their parents?
Robert Edward Healy, III May 30, 2012 at 10:31 PM
Mel, we'll look into that asap.
Robert Edward Healy, III May 31, 2012 at 02:26 AM
We have an email in to the event's management. Will let you know asap.
Robert Edward Healy, III May 31, 2012 at 12:01 PM
UPDATES: - Baldwin Mile (Race starts at the municipal building, heads to Glass Run Road and finishes at the municipal building. Registration is at the municipal building on the day of the race or ahead of time at Baldwin-Whitehall's public schools. The race is coordinated by Rich Wright.) - Music by Rockin' Bob's Disc Jockeys.
Robert Edward Healy, III May 31, 2012 at 12:11 PM
Note that the race is only for children in grades K-8.
Mel May 31, 2012 at 12:40 PM
Thanks for the info! My little one will be starting K in the fall so looks like we'll have to wait till next year! Still lots of fun stuff for us to do!
Robert Edward Healy, III May 31, 2012 at 01:26 PM
You're welcome, guys. See you there!
JustMe June 01, 2012 at 01:22 PM
It always rains on Baldwin's Community Day. I wish them the best of luck today.
JustMe June 01, 2012 at 11:59 PM
Sorry Bob, I ment tomorrow
JustMe June 02, 2012 at 12:01 AM
Last couple of years that we went it poured like crazy. This year I have a wedding so won't be able to go. In fact I was just looking at pictures from there that are posted on facebook and their is rain in pictures from the year 2008 and up to 2011.
Robert Edward Healy, III June 02, 2012 at 08:22 PM
Everything is beautiful!
Robert Edward Healy, III June 02, 2012 at 08:23 PM
Don't let the business sign fool you! The barbecue today is a fundraiser for Carrick Community Boxing Academy.
Robert Edward Healy, III June 03, 2012 at 12:05 AM
Pyrotecnico will set off fireworks at 10 p.m.!
Robert Edward Healy, III June 03, 2012 at 03:55 AM
What a day it was. Thank you to all who visited us on Community Day!
Robert Edward Healy, III June 03, 2012 at 04:19 AM
A little fireworks video added.
cc June 03, 2012 at 05:54 PM
Thank you to the people that parked in handicap parking spots today so that people like I who use oxygen and are in a wheel chair could not attend. It is very thoughtful of you to take handicap parking space. When I asked you where your handicap plaque was, you told me to go somewhere. I hope you enjoy the ticket that you received on your car and enjoy paying for it also. It was a shame that the police wouldn't have the car towed, but I do want to thank him for putting a ticket on the car. Since I couldn't find a close parking spot, my husband and I and grandchildren went home and they were disappointed that they were looking forward to the day.
JustMe June 03, 2012 at 07:07 PM
cc, I'm sorry that this happened to you and your family. There are people out there that don't care about anyone but themselves. People shouldn't park in handicap spots unless they have a handicap tag or plaque. I wish they would of towed the cars for your sake so you and your family could of enjoyed the day.

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