The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


September 1, 2013

Readers' Forum 9-1 | Hilltop Days success tied to joint effort

— I would like to thank everyone who helped make this year’s Hilltop Days another great success for the Westmont Hilltop Recreation Commission.

We were blessed with fantastic weather, great vendors and good company. Hilltop Days will continue to provide an opportunity at the end of the summer for the Hilltop to come together and have fun.

A special thanks goes to Somerset Trust Co. for stepping into the role this year as lead sponsor. It sponsored a wonderful evening Friday with food and music.

Also, a thank you to the West Hills Community Team for providing the children’s area over the weekend. The team was very busy with games, activities and prizes for the kids. The children they interacted with came away with big smiles on their faces.

Southmont Volunteer Fire Department and West Hills and Upper Yoder police departments were there promoting a wonderful weekend for everyone.

Planning already has started for next year’s Hilltop Days and I ask for everyone’s help. We are always looking for community members who would like to participate by being on the planning committee.

If you are interested, please contact our executive director, Fran Sivi, at the Grove at 539-1877.

Joe Veranese

Chairman, Westmont Hilltop Recreation Commission

Tourney was icing on awesome season

Delweld was awesome this year. I appreciated all of the hard work they put into getting to the AAABA tournament this summer. Once they got there, Delweld went on to win their first five games, an accomplishment done by only one other Johnstown team.

I agree with M.L. Boxler’s Readers’ Forum letter, “Entire team needs to share in glory.” Every one of those boys deserved to play in the AAABA tournament. I believe Chris DelSignore had a great team throughout the regular season.

Winning isn’t everything, but it would be nice to win one title.

Nate Campbell (right fielder), I don’t think your accomplishments were a washout. You proved that Baltimore could be beat.

I’m proud to be a Delweld fan. Way to go, boys.

Rosanna Heller



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