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'For the Love of Etna' raises funds for future library

Updated: Feb 12, 2023

Will you be our Valentine? This Feb. 14th from 7-10PM, Etna is hosting the first of five fundraisers for 2023 to help raise funds for the Etna Center for Community (library) Capital Campaign. We had tremendous support in 2022 and were successful in purchasing the building at 341-343 Butler St. Needless to say, we still have a long way to go to fulfill our dream of building the high-quality and healthy space that Etna residents deserve. If you'd like to be a part of bringing this new community asset to serve Etna residents for generations to come, then please join us at Atithi Studios for this fabulous event.

Tickets are $75 (plus service fee) per person and will include hors d'oeuvres prepared by Jackie Page and her company Jackie Kennedy Catering, a full open bar with literary-themed cocktails and mocktails, and musical entertainment by Jaime Castillo (Colombian-Venezuelan folk harpist who performs a fusion of joropo and Latin crossover jazz) and Kenny Stockard and his band who play contemporary R&B. We'll have other fundraising activities and we'll share the updates on the design and progress on the development of the library and community center.

Local businesses, organizations, and residents have been extremely generous and have donated items for our raffle baskets. We owe a great thank you to the following places and people who have given to our fundraiser so far:

  • Allegheny Motors - $150 gift certificate for detailing; gift certificate for car wash

  • Bethany Lyn Photography - $275 gift certificate for photography session

  • Bitter End - $100 gift card

  • Cop Out Pierogies - $25 gift card and $100 donation

  • Divertido - Scarf, necklace, small decorative case, $25 gift card ($108 value)

  • Etna Borough Council Members, Mayor, and Manager - Three gift baskets

  • Global ACS - Gift basket from Coffee Tree Roasters

  • Jaime Castillo - Donated musical performance

  • Jester's Court - Two gift certificates for $200 each in tattoos

  • Kiya Tomlin Work Shop - Gift basket including her design "Steelers Shawl"

  • On The Rocks Designs - Handcrafted heart-shaped earrings

  • PetalVision Glass - Handcrafted necklace

  • Pollak's Candies - Beautiful basket full of their best chocolates ($125 value)

  • Porky's Bar & Grill - $25 gift card

  • Rear End - $100 gift card

  • Roadside Beer Distribution - Beverages

  • Tree Pittsburgh - Beautiful basket with shirt, hat, books, stickers, and bottle

  • Triboro Ecodistrict - Event photography

  • Nickie Cheung - One ticket

  • Ryan Gott - Two tickets

  • Daniele Rothmeyer-McElhaney - One ticket

  • Robbie Tuñón - Dozen welded steel roses made by Oreen Cohen

What a better way to show your love for your community AND your significant other(s) / family / friend(s) / neighbors. A wonderful night out and your Valentine's dollars will go to a great cause, it's a win win!


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