Don’t often write these, but Saturday afternoon and evening, I had some faith restored in what I do everyday.
A group of residents who love and use the Avalon pool held a spaghetti dinner to help the borough defray some of the cost to operate the pool. All volunteers, they served almost 200 dinners, held a 38-basket silent auction, and a bake sale. The pasta and sauce were donated by a local restaurant, the fireman donated the hall, and all the money made will go to buying things to make summer at the pool a little more enjoyable.
The real story for me were the residents that packed the hall, the volunteers (young and old) who helped set up, serve and clean up, and the feeling of community that we still have here in the North Boroughs. It didn’t matter how much they made, Saturday couldn’t be measured by that.
There are days when I wonder where we’re headed in the future, but Saturday made me feel that we’re still the best kept secret in Pittsburgh.
Harry W. Dilmore
Avalon Borough Manager