Larimer Alive Festival growing with each year

JAZ’MERE FIELDS, 8, on the bounce house slide…! Photos by Courier photographer J.L. Martello

by Courier Newsroom

What would a festival be without ribs, a bounce house, The Bill Henry Band, and…farm animals?

Yep, the horses and baby goats interviewed by the New Pittsburgh Courier told us they had an outstanding time entertaining the hundreds of children at the annual Larimer Alive Festival, held July 27.

Let’s not forget about the bounce house, the foam machine, face-painting, balloons, the jerk chicken, ribs, ice cream, numerous community organizations, the Ques, DJ Howie, and numerous musical performances.

Each year around late July, the Larimer Consensus Group presents the Larimer Alive Festival along a shut-down Larimer Avenue to highlight the consistent progress the Larimer community is making in housing options, economic prosperity, and the unification of neighborhood residents.

The daylong event also featured WAMO 100.1 FM on-air talent Kiki Brown as host, and Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto addressed the crowd.

The Larimer Consensus Group also holds Christmas parties for neighborhood children, and has meetings on the first Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. at the Kingsley Association, 6435 Frankstown Ave. More details about the Larimer Consensus Group can be obtained by calling 412-441-1476.


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