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2014 Banquet

March 8, 2014 at Giannilli’s

The banquet was a great success our attendance was up over last year and we had an abundance of prizes and sponsors for this event. Each year the Association recognizes local individuals, businesses, and groups for their leadership in conserving natural resources and improving the quality of life in our communities.


Award recipients this year included The City of Greensburg, Westmoreland County Community College, West Newton Sportsmen’s Association, Kathy Hamilton, Landscape Architect/Stormwater Technician with the Westmoreland County Conservation District, and Eagle Scout, Nicholas Wolfe. Dorothy Bibby, an employee of Hepler’s Hardware, was also recognized for her ongoing fundraising efforts for the Association.

Photo - Award recipients L to R: John Sterdis and John Detisch (WCCC), Kathy Hamilton, Sue Trout and Frank Lehman (City of Greensburg), Nicholas Wolfe and Dorothy Bibby.

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Guest speaker for the event was State Rep. Mike Reese who provided a detailed history of how many of our local communities originated from coal mining and coking operations. His presentation revealed how some of those activities resulted in the abandoned mine discharges we are dealing with today. Rep. Reese credited local nonprofit organizations, like SCWA, for their commitment and leadership in remediating many those pollution and landscape blight issues.

Award Award

Executive Director, Thomas Keller, provided a brief “Who We Are and What We Do” presentation explaining how the organization was founded in 1991 and the types of projects and services it’s involved in. Nicholas Wolfe, Troop 465, presented his Eagle Scout project which was completed at SCWA’s Brinkerton abandoned mine treatment facility. The project included construction and installation of wood duck boxes, a purple martin house and new sign posts for the site entrance.

Business Sponsors

The Sewickley Creek Watershed Association wishes to thank the following businesses for their sponsorship of the banquet. These companies recognize their environmental responsibility to the community.

Hepler’s Hardware The PT Group / Kraisinger Family Dentistry
Westmoreland Conservation District University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg
West Newton Sportsmen’s Association Rachel Hoza, CPA
T. P. Electric Gibson-Thomas Engineering
American Recovery Specialists Adam Eidemiller, Inc.

The Raffle

Adding to the success of the banquet were generous organizations and people who donated beautiful baskets and prizes. There were eagerly studied by our raffle ticket buyers. putting their tickets in for the prizes they wanted to win.

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Prize Donors

Hepler’s Hardware Cherry Creek Golf Club Mt. Odin Golf Club
Valley Green Golf Club Hannastown Golf Club Norvelt Golf Club
John Hilewick Agway Sand Hill Berries
Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra Lowes Home Depot
Johnson’s Hardware Sib’s Sweet Shoppe Wilson’s Candy
Julie’s Salon The Wild Hair Art & Frame Gallery
West Newton Sportsmen’s Association Bloomin’ Genius Log Cabin Tire
A & S Indoor Shooting Range Linda Iezzi Salon Target
J Corks Mrs. Anne Gress Mr. & Mrs Mike Gironda
Touchdown Club Black & Gold Williams Home & Hardware
Terrie Allen, West Newton Rotary Club Gary Allen, West Newton Sportsmen
Sewickley Creek Watershed Association P.O. Box 323 Youngwood,Pa 15697-0323
Phone: 724-610-0829
Office: 210 Midtown Plaza 450 South Main Street Greensburg,Pa