Sunday, July 02, 2006

Thank You to our McSummerfest Parade Team!

I would like to extend a THANK YOU to all those Snatchko Campaign volunteers who joined in our "balloon brigade" yesterday during the McSummerfest Parade along East Lincoln and West Lincoln avenues in McDonald. My thanks goes out to Ernie McCullough, Joyce Morich, Bonnie West, Sandy West, Lyn Tinkey, Roxanne Buckels, Phyllis Englert, Gretchen Englert, Dan Bates, Megan Bates, Emily McConnell, as well as the Snatchko Campaign's Tom Baker and Andy Walz.

I'd also like to extend a special thank you to California Borough Mayor Casey Durdines and former Peters Township Councilman Mike Neville who joined me in walking alongside my car during the parade. (You'll be seeing more of Mike -- he will be a candidate for Washington County Commissioner in 2007.)

Thanks also to those who stopped by during the open house we held during the parade at the Snatchko Campaign headquarters at 106 West Lincoln Avenue. Stopping in were Midway Borough Councilman Bob Growden, former Cecil Township Supervisor B.C. Coleman, Jen Bertha and the other members of the All-American Girls Dance Team, as well other family members and friends. Registering to vote during the open house was 18-year-old David Growden of the Gladden Heights neighborhood of Cecil Township. Thanks, David!

We also were glad to be joined in our balloon brigade efforts at the HQ by Elizabeth Borough Council President Monica Douglas, Trip Oliver, Christa Meeder and Chad McCutcheon with their crew from the Swann for Governor campaign.

And, last but certainly not least, THANK YOU to Joe Sekura and the other members of the McDonald Fire Department for organizing the annual McSummerfest Parade. At nearly two hours in duration, this year's parade was the longest in memory for this borough native.

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