Harvest festival on South Side celebrates neighborhood pride

Harvest festival on South Side celebrates neighborhood pride

YOUNGSTOWN

If a South Side gathering’s offerings could be converted to a menu, it would feature a list including 43,000 pieces of candy in 968 bags, 816 cupcakes and hundreds of hot dogs – as well as one good time for all.

“It was fun,” a shy 8-year-old Adrianna Campbell of Ashtabula said after spending a few minutes sounding a siren and getting acquainted with the inside of an Austintown police cruiser.

Adrianna was among several youngsters who sat in the driver’s seat of the cruiser, which was one of the many attractions of Sunday’s third annual Neighborhood Harvest in a parking lot at Cottage Grove and Auburndale avenues on the South Side.

The two-hour festival adjacent to St. Dominic Church was an opportunity to bring people together and celebrate what their neighborhoods have to offer, noted Victoria Allen, president of the ICU Block Watch group, which includes a portion of Auburndale.

Read the full story Monday in The Vindicator and on Vindy.com.

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