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By Matthew Peaslee

The beginning of July was filled with fireworks in the sky. The middle part of the month was filled with flowers in a field.

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The sunflowers were in full bloom in July at Schwirian Farms in Monongahela

At Schwirian Farm in Monongahela, the fields were bright and sunny as thousands of sunflowers blossomed throughout the month. Schwirian Farm hosted events from July 17-25 when the sunflowers were at their peak bloom. Admission to view the flowers was free and food trucks were available.

Many families made the trek and enjoyed a meal in the beautiful, summer setting.

“It was just an awesome sight,” said Daniel Wozniak, of South Park.

Many professional and amateur photographers took advantage of the scene, taking photographs of the many flowers. Local models also posed for portrait shots.

Dave DiCello, one of the most famous photographers in the Pittsburgh area, paid a visit and raved about the experience.

“They are such a great family and deserve the support,” DiCello said of the Schwirians, telling his 98.4 thousand Instagram followers to take advantage of sunset scenes when photographing the sunflowers.

In previous years, the sunflower festival lasted just one day. Due to increasing popularity, the Schwirians extended the event so more people can take advantage of the beautiful oasis.

“Want to support our family-run farm and help keep this event free?” the farm says. “Then please consider buying our sunflowers and products. Your purchase or donation is greatly appreciated.”

The sunflower farm is located across from William Penn Elementary School at 392 William Penn Road, Monongahela, PA 15063. Learn more about the festival on their Facebook page, www.facebook.com/SchwirianSunflowers/

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