New to the Sharpsburg Borough is the Sharpsburg Business Association! Developed in October of 2010 by Beth Hastings, bank manager for Northwest Savings Bank, the association has ten businesses members that encompass the Borough of Sharpsburg’s downtown area. Interested business owners my join the group at www.Linkedin.com under Linkedin Groups/The Sharpsburg Business Association.Sharpsburg Business Association
Sharpsburg Guyasuta Committee, Inc.
For the past seventeen years, the Sharpsburg Guyasuta Committee has met and planned several activities throughout the year to benefit the community of Sharpsburg through improving the resources of the community, assisting residents in times of disaster and by providing financial support for educational opportunities.
Scholarships will be made available each year to three hardworking Sharpsburg high school seniors. To qualify for a Sharpsburg Guyasuta Committee Scholarship, a senior should submit a letter of interest, their school transcripts, along with a 500 word essay on how this award will benefit the Community of Sharpsburg. Deadline for submittals is in the spring of each year. Grant winners will be announced at the opening ceremony for Guyasuta Day’s Festival!
The Sharpsburg Guyasuta Committee has successfully held its 17 annual Guyasuta Festival, which honors the Native American, Chief Guyasuta, who lived in the Sharpsburg area during the early days of America. This festival provides businesses and non-profit organizations with the opportunity to raise money by sponsoring a food or game booth for the week. The committee plans week-long events including: carnival rides, nightly entertainment, free corn and watermelon, a full day of free activities, games and prizes for children. The Festival ends with a spectacular fireworks display. The festival committee wishes to thank all that participated, workers and players, to make this year’s festival another success!
The committee meets monthly, on the second Wednesday, except in December and August, to plan the festival and also to evaluate requests for financial assistance from various organizations.
Sharpsburg Recreation Committee
The Sharpsburg Recreation Committee coordinates activities and events that take place at the Sharpsburg Recreation Center, located at the corner of 11th and Clay Streets. The facility is often used for basketball games and tournaments, exercise classes, meetings and parties. The Recreation Center is available to rent for various occasions and events, including birthday parties, graduation parties, training clinics, holiday parties, anniversaries and more! The facility offers tables and chairs for those renting the space for an event, as well as various toys and entertainment for children’s parties. The Sharpsburg Recreation Committee Board consists of members who live in Sharpsburg and the Fox Chapel Area School District; and serve as the working committee for the Recreation Center. The Committee is a volunteer-based organization, funded through grants from local foundations. For more information please contact Cindy Carte at 412-589-2301.