Meet Me at the Station Event Supports Community Revitalization

September 30, 2017
Photo by Greg Sciulli Jerome Jackson, Operation Better Block Executive Director, and Carlosa Roberts-Jackson. Meet Me at the Station. September 30, 2017. Jerome Jackson, Operation Better Block Executive Director, and Carlosa Roberts-​Jackson. Meet Me at the Station. September 30, 2017.
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On the evening of September 30, the Wilkinsburg Train Station lit up with performances of many kinds to promote the revitalization of Wilkinsburg through the Wilkinsburg Community Development Corporation.


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Meet Me at the Station” featured live performances by DEPAC Contortion and Attack Theater. Acclaimed artist, Norman Brown, live painted a rendering of the train station. Tom Roberts & the Allegheny City Ragtime Orchestra performed period music, even scoring two silent films during the event.

MacLachlan, Cornelius & Filoni Architects led tours of the historic Wilkinsburg Train Station throughout the evening.

$52,100 was raised to support the Wilkinsburg Community Development Corporation.

225 guests attended. Notable attendees include Rep. Ed Gainey; Sen. Jay Costa; Joseph Preston Jr.; Wilkinsburg Councilors, Patrick Shattuck, President, and Marita Garrett, Vice President; Jim Cunningham and Minette Seate from WQED; Bud & Barb Wise, Leon & Annita Haynes, Bill Schenck, Norman Brown and Tom Roberts.


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