Last week the Tarentum Festival was held in Riverview Park from Thursday through Saturday, June 14-16. It is a fun event, but the emphasis on alcohol consumption has made it hard for many people, especially some neighbors of the event, to recognize the many positives that are part of the Tarentum Festival.
There were a lot of activities for children:
a petting zoo,
... a bungy jump,
... and even a dragon.
There was a good variety of food available. Although there had been a number of church-run food concessions in years past, this year it seemed that the Holy Family Roman Catholic Church in Creighton was the only church represented. Father Miro was there encouraging us to eat pierogies.
Thursday night I had a gyro from another concession, but when I came back on Friday, I enjoyed the pierogies from Holy Family.
And the most important reason why the Tarentum Festival is positive for the community is that it raises funds for our fire department.
The park looked great for the festival, as the eagles at the entrance had been repainted.