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Latrobe-GLSD Parks and Recreation has pushed back dates for its annual Comedy Night and Daddy-Daughter Dance amid the ongoing covid-19 pandemic.
The 17th annual Comedy Night, which had been slated for Saturday, has been rescheduled for Saturday, Feb. 27 at Huber Hall in Latrobe.
The second annual dance also has been delayed, from Feb. 20 to a tentative date of Saturday, March 2o.
Parks and Recreation Executive Director Craig Shevchik said the events have been postponed to allow more time for participants to register.
Shevchik noted there is a possibility the dance might not happen because it is planned to be held in the Greater Latrobe Senior High Center for Student Creativity, which is subject to pandemic-related guidelines for schools as well as restrictions on the size of indoor gatherings.
But, he said, “We are very optimistic moving forward.”
Pandemic-related health guidelines will be in place for the comedy event, Shevchik said. Maximum attendance inside the hall, at Alexandria and Oak streets, will be reduced to just over 200, and masks must be worn when attendees are not seated at their table.
Doors are set to open at 6:30 p.m. This year’s ticket price of $25 does not include dinner, but those attending may bring their own food and snacks to enjoy at their table.
Tables may be reserved for groups of eight.
Because of the date change, performers have yet to be confirmed for Comedy Night, Shevchik said.
“The headliner and the main act usually are national acts,” he said.
Last year’s inaugural dance drew about 70 pairs of dads and daughters with its winter them, according to Shevchik.
“Boots & Bling” is this year’s theme. Girls ages 3-12 and their fathers, uncles, grandads or other chosen escorts are encouraged to wear “their best Western fancy attire,” Shevchik said.
Beginning at 6:30 p.m., the dance includes music by a disc jockey, games and refreshments.
The cost is $30 per couple, $10 for each additional child.
Each daughter will receive a gift.
If the number of registered participants exceeds maximum attendance restrictions, Shevchik said he may consider the possibility of splitting the event into two sessions.
“We’ll revisit that as we get closer to the date,” he said.
Visit latroberecreation.org to register for either event.
The parks and recreation organization recently began indoor soccer and bantam basketball programs for young Greater Latrobe School District residents at Mountain View Elementary School. Participation in both activities is down from the previous year, but Shevchik noted that fits in well with the pandemic restrictions at the school.
“We are very hopeful to have a full schedule of spring and summer activities,” Shevchik said.
He said May 1 is the planned date for the annual paddling sojourn on Loyalhanna Creek, from Latrobe downstream to New Alexandria. Last year’s event, which is held jointly with the Loyalhanna Watershed Association, was canceled in large part because of pandemic concerns.
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