Rise Above the Waters: Harmony 10 Years After Hurricane Ivan


Join us for Harmony’s “Rise Above the Waters,” 10 years after the devastating flooding of the town by Hurricane Ivan. Businesses and residences were wiped out by the water, which crested at 18.1 feet. Come to Harmony for an event honoring the past and celebrating the present.Saturday, September 27, 10am-4pm. Many family-friendly events planned including:

Parade. From the Moose to Wood Street Park, led by bagpiper Josh Hassan and featuring a bright yellow 5 foot paper mache “rubber ducky” made by Connoquenessing Valley Elementary School students. Harmony Fire Company and Zelienople Fire Department will be participating. Honorary Parade Marshalls: Sue Casker and Marilyn Weyman

Artist Demonstrations. Mimi Antonetti, Nadya Lapets, Lissa Napora, Shari Sarver & Amanda Jamison, Vicki Schilling, Joan Scheuring

Art Events.
Water-Themed Art Show: Connoquenessing Valley Elementary Students. Stewart Hall.

Gallery Art Show: “Hurricane Ivan Flood: Before and After Photos” by local photographer Dean Ziegler. Bottlebrush Gallery & Center for the Arts.

Gallery Mixed Media Art Displays by art students Veronica Grassell, Tyler Osborne, and Henry Wahlenmayer. Bottlebrush Gallery & Center for the Arts.

Food. Grace Church, The Harmony Inn, Historic Harmony, Stohr Haus Bakery, Wunderbar

Live Music. Dennis McCurdy, Bottlebrush Gallery; Dennis Malley, Wunderbar; Mark Muretich, Wood Street Park; and “Nameless in August” on The Harmony Inn porch from 1pm-4pm

Signing Wall Add your thoughts and name to the commemorative signing wall, located in Stewart Hall.

Harmony Flood Walking Tour, 2 hours, led by Mike Cornell, Harmony Borough Parks, sponsored by Venture Outdoors. The group will talk to people who were impacted by the flood.

Venture Outdoors Climbing Wall

Water Activities and Creek Fun at Connoquenessing Creek and Wood Street Park. Look for the high water marks on Harmony’s buildings! Firetrucks on display at the Harmony Fire Company lot.

Commemorative t-shirts for sale! Only $17.90. Order online or at the Museum Shop in Harmony.
Online sales: http://pearsandpoppyseeds.spreadshirt.com/rise-above-the-waters-I1001056592

Our Sponsors and Participants: Allegheny River Alliance, The Center of Harmony, Creek Connections, Connoquenessing Valley Elementary School, Dennis McCurdy Law, Grace Church, The Harmony Inn, Harmony in the House Concerts, Historic Harmony, Mayor Cathy Rape, Storh Haus Bakery, WesBanco, Wild Waterways Conservancy, Wunderbar.

Flood Commemoration Committee Members:
Mike Cornell, Harmony Borough Parks
MJ McCurdy, Bottlebrush Gallery & Center for the Arts
Clare Torso, Connoquenessing Valley Elementary School
Rodney Gasch, Historic Harmony


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