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Penn State McKeesport Alumni Society Holiday News

11/18/2005 —

The Penn State McKeesport Alumni Society will participate in two local holiday traditions: The McKeesport Festival of Trees and Breakfast with Santa.

The Festival of Trees will be held on December 2, 3, and 4 in Renziehausen Park, a city park adjacent to the campus.  The festival features holiday entertainment and a display of more than forty trees. Alumna Katherine Stamatelos will design the Penn State McKeeport tree that will be on view for an estimated 6,000 visitors. This year's theme is "Gem of the Valley" recognizing the campus' 50-plus year history in the region.

The Penn State McKeesport Alumni Society will sponsor its seventeenth annual Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 3 from 9:00 a.m. to noon in the Student Community Center at Penn State McKeesport.  The Society will host 100 children from the Mon-Valley area youth services agencies.

This event will include a delicious breakfast, lots of fun activities and entertainment, a visit with Santa, a photo to keep the memories, toys, candies and most of all lots of Christmas Magic for the little ones.  Funding for this event is made possible through donations from local area businesses, alumni, advisory board members, staff, faculty and friends of Penn State McKeesport.

According to Alumni Society Treasurer David Pasternak, "We look forward to coordinating this event each year. Our alumni volunteers really enjoy hosting the children and we appreciate the tremendous support provided by the campus and the community.”

Individuals interested in sponsoring a child may do so by sending a check earmarked for “Breakfast with Santa” to the Penn State McKeesport Alumni Society, 4000 University Drive, McKeesport, PA, 15132.

For more information, contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at 412-675-9048.

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