- Last Updated on Friday, 02 July 2021 21:21
By Lois Thomson
Monessen Communities That Care (CTC) will be celebrating its 20th Anniversary with a full afternoon of music, activities and light refreshments on Sat., July 24, from 12 to 5 p.m. at Monessen City Park. Included in the activities will be local bands and performances, a photography contest, a petting zoo, pony rides, a scavenger hunt, relay races and games, face painting, and balloon animals. Events and refreshments will be free to the community.
The celebration will be combined with the 8th Annual "Raise Your Voice" Music Festival, which is offered each year to honor Monessen High School graduates who served on the CTC Youth Council.
Founded July 1, 2001, the Monessen CTC is a community-based delinquency prevention initiative whose motto is, "Building a strong community that supports our youth." It was designed to help reduce problem behavior among young people; provide opportunities to reinforce positive youth development; and offer a framework for young people to bond with caring adults in the community.