CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, PA – Summer is just around the corner and families will have plenty to do as several communities are now planning to bring back plenty of activities.
The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in the cancellation of many summer events last year, including community days in Cranberry Township. Executives expect it to be in full swing in July. The three-day event typically attracts up to 30,000 people.
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âThis year, we hope it will be the transition to normal,â said Pete Geis, Director of Parks and Recreation for the Township of Cranberry. âObviously, it’s all up to the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the CDC, and we’ll make sure everything is done safely. “
Geis told Channel 11 that the summer concerts will also return from June in the newly renovated Rotary Amphitheater; 5 km races and films in the park are also in the works.
The water park will reopen this year and non-residents are also allowed to go.
Summer camps are also being held, but in Ross Township, officials said these would not start until June 14 due to the vaccination clinic inside the municipal building.
The Township of Ross is hosting outdoor movies, but for the first time, it will be a fundraising opportunity for youth organizations that missed out on fundraising last year. As for Memorial Day, Cranberry and Richland Township are planning to host ceremonies in person.
Ross Township leaders have said they will not host an in-person ceremony because of the immunization clinic, and are now discussing rescheduling community days until October.