Dec 1, 2015
Park Avenue Playground (located at the corner of Bond St. and Park Ave.)
The campus shuttle will provide transportation from Blackington Hall beginning at 4:30 p.m.
The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown is ringing in the holiday season in Moxham.
The Park Avenue Playground will be illuminated with more than 21,000 lights. The Pitt-Johnstown choir will be there to lead us in some holiday carols and PJ the Mountain Cat and the Pitt-Johnstown student chapter of the United Way will also be on hand to distribute books to neighborhood children.
This special holiday event is part of Pitt-Johnstown @ Your Service! Since the beginning of the Fall 2015 term, our students, faculty, and staff have invested more than 1,400 hours performing service projects in the Moxham neighborhood. Projects have included restoration of the Village Street Playground, offering homework help at the Learning Lamps after-school program, and helping to decorate the Russell House for the holidays. These projects have been performed in partnership with the Moxham Renaissance and the Moxham Neighborhood Watch.
This collaboration arose out of the Universitys strategic plan, which identified as a principal goal and focus that Pitt-Johnstown will make progress toward sustaining and enhancing programs that have a positive community impact.