Carrick Stand Proud

posted Nov 6, 2009, 2:44 PM by Kris Happe   [ updated Nov 6, 2009, 2:52 PM by SIYING ZHANG ]

Dear community members,

We wanted to send a few updates on behalf of our Board of Directors*. This past weekend was a very
big one for the community of Carrick.* We thank you for your support. We
have worked very hard to put community events together, and they couldn't be
a success without *your *participation.

Here are some of the great things happening in our neighborhood!

- Our Halloween costume contest had over 60 little participants, as well
as a special appearance by our local Boy Scouts. The annual Halloween parade
had over a dozen floats, including two marching bands, local political
officials, children's groups, fire companies, and local businesses. Despite
the rain, we marched with our heads held high and we even got some great
media from KDKA. *Click on the video to see some cute kids, the pride of
Carrick!** KDKA Video: http://kdka.com/video/?id=64605@kdka.dayport.com

Pictures of the Halloween Parade:

- We had a wonderful marker dedication ceremony for the John M. Phillips
marker on the 2300 block of Brownsville Road. Included in the celebration
were 100 attendees: over 25 descendants of John M. Phillips along with
elected officials PA Sens. Ferlo and Costa, PA Rep. Readshaw, Pittsburgh
Councilman Kraus and Councilwoman elect Natalia Rudiak, State Game
Commission representative Joe Stefko, Carrick Overbrook Historical Society
founders Carol Anthony, Julia Tomasic, Natalia Rudiak and John Rudiak, BSA
Robert Stein Learning for Life Director along with Dwayne E. Hiers
Scoutmaster Troup 614, originally Troop 1, Silver Tip Division, John M.
Phillips' original BSA troop.

St. Pius X Byzantine Catholic Church opened their church and we had the
ceremony in the church hall. All those mentioned above gave short
presentations commenting on how this marker affected them or their
recollections of John M. Phillips. Although the family did not make any
comments at the dedication they thanked all those involved with this
project. * Look for the historical marker in front of St. Pius X Catholic


- Mr. Robert Baltos has extended the computer class offered through the
Education Committee of Carrick Community Council at Pittsburgh Carrick High
School to the already established participants due to their enthusiastic
interest. Mr. Baltos is seriously considering offering another computer
class in the Spring. * If you, friends, or family are interested in
attending on of these computer learning classes, please contact CCC Board
member and PCHS Carrick teacher, Miss Cindy Falls at excuses101@yahoo.com

- On October 31, at Pittsburgh Carrick High School, a ceremony was held
inducting Alumni into the Sports Hall of Fame. Alumni from Classes of the
30's - 2000's were present and spoke of their memorable days at Carrick High
School and living in the Community. This ceremony was dedicated to Sgt.
Ryan Lane, Class of 2002, that was killed in Afghanistan in July. In
attendance were his wife Valerie (Muller) Lane, Class of 2002, parents of
Sgt. Lane, and many family members and friends. State Representative Harry
Readshaw presented Valerie with a State proclamation and Miss Cindy Falls,
(teacher to Valerie in Health Technology) with the folded American flag.
Miss Falls also read a poem to the parents and presented each with a picture
of Sgt. Lane that was beautifully framed by Julia Tomasic, another CCC Board
Member. A final salute was given to Sgt. Lane and Mr. Lane ended the
ceremony by speaking about their son. *Thank you Sgt. Ryan Lane and all
the heroes of the Carrick community.*

We hope that we can continue to count on your support of our efforts.
Please continue to check out website, http://www.carrickpa.com for more
news, events and photographs.

Warm regards,
Carrick Community Council