Community Day

Community Day
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Kiwanis Park  

Jane Neely 5K Race - 8:30 AM
Jane Neely 5K Race flyer
Sign up online

Crawford Pool open 12:00 Noon to 6:00 PM
D.J. Jazzy Jason at the Pool from 1:00 to 5:00 PM

Fire Truck Rides from 1:00 to 3:00 PM
Upper parking lot of Kiwanis Park

Food Vendors, Community Tents & Kids Activities
5:00 to 9:00 PM at Kiwanis Park
Children's Inflatables
Children's Tattoos

Bands - Sponsored by Jeff Critchlow Auto Body & Car Care
Tobacco Road at 5:00 PM
Uptown Rhythm & Brass Band at 7:00 PM

Military Recognition at 8:00 PM
Military Recognition Sign-up Form

Fireworks at 9:45 PM
(rain date Wednesday, July 5)

Community Day is an annual celebration held on the 4th of July at Kiwanis Park for the friends and neighbors of Shaler Township. It has been a community staple for more than 40 years.

What began as a gathering on the 4th of July at Kiwanis Park to enjoy fireworks has turned into a time to celebrate the community at large with family and friends. 

It has expanded over the years to include food vendors, children’s activities, a community tent with business and organization booths, a D.J., fire truck rides and the Jane Neely 5K race. Crawford Pool is also open 12:00 Noon to 5:00 PM during Community Day.

The Jane Neely 5K began more than 10 years ago as a tribute to Jane. Jane Neely was diagnosed with postpastrum cardiomyopathy after the birth of her second son in 1985. She received a heart transplant in 1988 and began work as an ambassador for donation for the Center for Organ Recover and Education.

Neely passed away in June 2005 due to complications from her second heart transplant in April of that year. Proceeds from the race its first year went to benefit the Center for Organ Recovery and Education. In recent years, the proceeds have benefited various community groups, most recently raising more than $2,000 for the Shaler Area Backpack Initiative.

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