Touch-A-Truck — Big Hit at Community Days 21017

The West Deer Township Community Days Committee would like to take this opportunity to thank all the guests, participants, sponsors, West Deer Township Employees, Board of Supervisors and Parks and Recreation Board for permitting such an event.  If it weren’t for the aforementioned the two-day event would not be possible.  This year’s event was well attended and a great success. We are looking forward to Community Days 2018.

On Friday the festivities kicked off with the annual parade.  Over 70 units, ranging from local marching bands to fire trucks and our two local singers, Shari Whitico and Kevin Adamik participated.

The following Fire Departments were recipients of trophies distributed for best appearing apparatus.

1st South Buffalo
2nd Middlesex           
1st  South Buffalo
2nd Richland Township        

ENGINE 1250 and Higher
1st  Summit Hose
2nd Dorseyville
3rd Richland 

1st  Pepples Fire Distrcit
2nd Middlesex            McCandless
1st Wexford

1st Pioneer Hose Brackenridge
2nd Richland

South Buffalo

The Sixth Annual 5K Run/1-Mile Walk was held on Saturday to benefit breast cancer awareness.  There were over 225 participates for this year’s event. We would like to thank all participants and sponsors for their support of breast cancer awareness.  A donation of $3,200.00 was presented to the Adagio Group which will benefit local residents with breast cancer.

Some of the attractions on Saturday were the wild animal show, K-9 demonstration, children’s water battle, karaoke and the ice cream eating contest sponsored by Edwards Ice Cream. 

The winners of the ice cream contest were as follows:
Colton Phillips            -           Age 5
Cameron Atkinson      -           Age 8
Laci Dezern                 -           Age 14
David Kinniburgh       -           Age 16
Jared Cacurak  -           Adult Division

All of these events were well attended and it appeared that everyone had a great time.
The newest attraction in 2017 was Touch a Truck. We are proud to say that it was the hit of community days.  Young and old enjoyed all the equipment that was on display.  The 27 pieces of equipment ranged from race cars, buses, backhoes, pavers, rollers, excavators, various large trucks, farm equipment and all types of emergency vehicles.

Also a part of Touch a Truck was the smoke trailer that was provided by Monroeville Volunteer Fire Department and State Farm Insurance.  The smoke trailer was used to demonstrate to our children on how dangerous a fire can be and the proper way to leave your home if a fire would occur.  A special thanks goes out to all of the individuals that donated their time and their equipment for the event.

The two-day community day’s event ended with our biggest ever Zambelli Fireworks show.  

All though we feel this year’s event was well supported and enjoyed by all, we’re looking forward to 2018. Next year will mark our 15th year and is scheduled for Friday, August 3rd and Saturday August 4th.  The committee is already working on plans to make it the biggest and best ever and yes Touch a Truck will return, hopefully with those who attended this year and many more new participates.

If you are interested in serving on the Community Days Committee please contact Bev Jordan, Chairperson of the Parks and Recreation Board at 724-265-3680.   The Community Days Committee will begin meeting in January of 2017.

Please e-mail us with your thoughts of this year’s event at
Community Day photos by Marilyn Kirin

To see a series of photos by Marilyn Kirin of community Days. Follow this link.  
Visit us at: Then click on PHOTOS on the left hand side. then select one of the three albums from community days.