Get Out: A Guide to USC Community Day
Everything you need to know about Community Day 2011.
It’s that time of year again! The Upper St. Clair Community Day is on Saturday, May 21. Patch has put together a guide to all the activities going on. From the Fun Run to the annual Rubber Duck Race, we’ve got all the detail you need. Events are spread out around the community, so we have separated the activities by their location.
1. Upper St. Clair High School
7:45 - 8:30 a.m.: Community Day kicks off with the Run for Fun. Registration is held at the High School Stadium entrance on Truxton Drive. The cost for advance registration is $8 or $3 with no t-shirt. The late registration cost is $4.
9 a.m.: The 3.1 mile Community Day Run for Fun will begin and end at Panther Stadium. The course is moderately hilly and is open to all ages.
11:30 a.m.: The Community Day Parade will start at the high school and follow a route down Truxton Drive, then travel along McLaughlin Run Road and take Panther Pass back up to the high school. There will be floats, bands and local performers marching in the parade.
12 p.m. - 3p.m.: The USC landmark, the 1830 Log House located at the entrance of the high school, will have their annual herb and baked goods sale. The sale will be open before the parade and then open for tours from 12-3 p.m. You don’t want to miss the reenactors from Knapp's Battery E with their cannon and Frontiersman, Wild Willy Frankfort!
9:30 - 10:30 a.m.: The “Hottest Dog” Contest will be held at the stage area.
10:30 a.m.: The winners of the USC Bake-Off will be presented.
11 a.m. - 3 p.m.: Clair's Kennel, located at the rear of the Municipal Building, will be open during Upper St. Clair Community Day. Residents may receive information on pet care and licensing, see where runaway pets are held, talk to an animal control officer and see what animals are available for adoption.
12 - 4 p.m.: Pony Rides will be located behind the Recreation Center.
12 - 5 p.m.: Following the parade, the Recreation Center will have Fair Booths and other entertainment. The booths have new and old vendors that all USC residents will enjoy. Don’t forget to “adopt” a duck at the Community Foundation booth to race at the annual Rubber Duck Race. There will also be a stage set up for contests and entertainment.
2 p.m.: The Toddler Trot will be held at Founders’ Field, formerly USC Municipal Field.
2:30 p.m.: The Water Balloon Toss will also be held at Founders’ Field.
3. Upper St. Clair Library
12 - 3 p.m.: The Imagination Station will be set up in the parking lot of the Upper St. Clair Library. Everyone is welcome to stop by and participate in creative art and science activities.
12 - 4 p.m.: The Inflatable Attraction and Trackless Train will operate in the library parking lot. These activities are completely free!
12 - 4 p.m.: The Petting Zoo will be held behind the library. Children can visit the animals at no cost, however, there is a minimal fee for food and milk for the animals.
4. Gilfillan Farm Open House
12 - 3 p.m.: Bring the family down to the farm for a petting zoo, house tours, sheep shearing, wagon rides, crafts, old time photos, tips for organic gardening and more! There is a $5 suggested donation to help preserve USC history
5. McLaughlin Run Creek (Behind the Library)
3:30 p.m. The 13th Annual Community Day Duck Race, sponsored by the Community Foundation of Upper St. Clair, is always a community favorite. Ducks are available for “adoption” at the Community Foundation of USC booth until race time. This year's prizes include an iPad 2 with speakers, 4 tickets to see Wicked, several gift certificates and more!
A shuttle service will be offered to residents every half-hour starting at 10 a.m. to the Municipal Building and C&RC at Boyce Mayview Park. The shuttle bus locations are Boyce Middle School, Fort Couch Middle School, Gilfillan Farm, USC High School and Westminster Presbyterian Church. The public works parking lot on Truxton Drive will be permit parking only.