Thanks for making the FNA Whatever It Takes Summer Kickoff Carnival a Success

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On Friday, hundreds of families enjoyed a fun night out at the Fishtown Neighbors Association Whatever It Takes Carnival, despite threatening skies (thanks to the radar report on KYW's website we decided to go ahead). As part of its WIT program, the FNA seeks to involve more families in activities meant to strengthen our community. We hope to continue these programs this summer, so that our kids see that using or dealing drugs is no longer an accepted norm in the neighborhood.

With the help of Principal Robert McGrogran and his stellar staff, Adaire schoolyard was buzzing with the sounds of families having fun. Our success on Friday is due in large part to the volunteer efforts of members of the FNA, including Herb and Betty Shallcross, Maggie O'Brien, Marge Wible, Joe and Rebecca Minarik, Colin Thomson, Carol Phillips, Ken Mensack, Ginny, as well as volunteers Frank Wnek, Andres Barrera and students from all of our local grade schools. We would also like to acknowledge the contributions of New Kensington CDC, Mike O'Brien, Keith Daley, Matt Pappajohn, Becky Schreger, Kim Comey and other annonymous donors who made this event possible.

As part of our efforts, representatives from local youth organizations, including Pastors Dan and Maggie, as well as Noelle Dames and Sandy Salzman from NKCDC, presented some of their summer offerings to a thankful audience.

Please read the Spirit and Star for announcements about our family events throughout the summer and other WIT initiatives.

Thanks again for your continued participation.