Memorial Day Weekend Celebration

On Saturday May 23, 2015, descendants of Abraham and Fannie Hays, founding pioneers of this area in 1767, Mayor Ray Bodnar, borough council members Rob Falce and Bernie Shields, members of the Munhall Volunteer Fire Department #5, members of the Mifflin Township Historical Society and citizens of the greater Munhall/Homestead/Pittsburgh area gathered to celebrate the unveiling of Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation Historical Marker given to Harden Place in 1975. The event was also the kick-off the "Save Hays Mansion" fundraising campaign to restore this incredible piece of American history. Mayor Bodnar and borough council member pledged to provide their support in any way possible to see this dream become a reality. A letter from Andrew E. Masich, CEO and President of The Senator John Heinz History Center was read to the crowd in support of our cause. Entertainment was provided by Johnny Fontaine and a delicious lunch was provided by McClaren's Bar. Munhall Boy Scout Troop #4 presented colors to begin the event and members of our military were honored for their service to our country. Tours of the mansion were given after the ceremony to demonstrate our commitment in saving this historic place. For all those who were unable to attend, please make your tax deductible donation at We look forward to seeing you next year!

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