The Herald, Sharon, Pa.

Local News

August 11, 2013

The ’Pointe was rockin’

Daylong shindig draws the crowd

HERMITAGE — For the second consecutive Saturday, the Shenango Valley was a destination for people in search of a good time.

“It’s cool,” Jennifer Holley of Pittsburgh said while sitting on the grass behind Sharon Regional Health System’s James E. Feeney Technology Center in LindenPointe in Hermitage.

Holley and Phil Taylor of Hermitage saw signs for the “Rockin’ at the Pointe!” event that was sponsored by the hospital system’s foundation and decided “ad hoc” to make a day of it, Taylor quipped.

“Spur-of-the-moment for sure,” he said.

They enjoyed a lineup of local bands that included one made up of the hospital’s “all stars,” including President and Chief Executive Officer John R. “Jack” Janosko Jr. on drums and guitar.

“We’re probably going to watch the fireworks from a neighbor’s (yard),” Holley said.

They were two of several hundred sprawled across the grounds of park.

“It’s a nice setup,” Linda Romisher of Boardman said.

She and her husband Edward saw a newspaper ad for the event and decided to make the trip over.

“It sounded like a great way to spend the day and it is,” Linda Romisher said.

“We love the music.”

They also enjoyed the food and vendors at the event.

“It’s a nice setup,” she said. “I said when we came in, ‘Man are they organized.”

They’d eaten pizza and ice cream so far and planned on staying for the fireworks at 9 p.m., she said.

The event also drew people from the Shenango Valley itself, including a score of Sharon Regional employees including Melony Inman of Lackawannock Township, who works as an employee health nurse for the hospital.

She and her husband Tom sat in camp chairs awaiting the all-stars’ performance.

“We’re going to enjoy it,” Melony Inman said. “Good weather. In the company of friends.”

“It’s been a great success,” Ed Newmeyer, the hospital’s director of marketing and community relations said of the event.

“Everything’s just come together beautifully,” Newmeyer said.

The event was sparked by Janosko, who wanted to plan something “to thank the community” for its support, Newmeyer said.

“It grew” from there.

A full lineup of local bands, several arts and crafts and food vendors and fireworks planned to cap it all off kept the “pointe” rocking all day.

The event came a week after Waterfire Sharon held its inaugural event in the friendly city to the west of Hermitage, in an event that drew several thousands that’s one of three scheduled this year.

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