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Kim Stepinsky | For the Tribune-Review
(From left) Feeding the Spirit's president, Deborah Thackrah, joins board members Sherry Anderson, Judy Knapp and Rick Heil for a photo, at The Westmoreland's monthly Art on Tap, held at The Westmoreland Museum of American Art on Friday evening, Dec.9, 2016.
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Kim Stepinsky | For the Tribune-Review
From left: Matthew Barron of Greensburg, Victoria Jennings of Greensburg and Amber Jennings of Irwin gather for a photo at The Westmoreland's monthly Art on Tap held at The Westmoreland Museum of American Art on Friday evening, Dec. 9, 2016.
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Kim Stepinsky | For the Tribune-Review
From left: Dr. Michele Jacobson of Greensburg and Marti Giunto of Greensburg pose for a photo at The Westmoreland's monthly Art on Tap held at The Westmoreland Museum of American Art on Friday evening, Dec. 9, 2016.
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Kim Stepinsky | For the Tribune-Review
Musical entertainment 'Detention,' featuring (from left) Jane DeBone and Mandi O'Leary, play for guests at The Westmoreland's monthly Art on Tap, held at The Westmoreland Museum of American Art on Friday evening, Dec. 9, 2016.
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Kim Stepinsky | For the Tribune-Review
Standard Bank's (from left) Anne-Marie Welty, branch manager, Greensburg; Bob Boscarino, commercial lending, and Carolyn Tlumack, residential lending, gather for a photo at The Westmoreland's monthly Art on Tap, held at The Westmoreland Museum of American Art on Friday evening, Dec. 9, 2016.
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Kim Stepinsky | For the Tribune-Review
From left: Kelley Neumann and Gabby Wast represent edible arrangements at The Westmoreland's monthly Art on Tap held at The Westmoreland Museum of American Art on Friday evening, Dec. 9, 2016.
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Kim Stepinsky | For the Tribune-Review
From left: Karen Kohut joins Diane and Paul Nickoloff for a photo, at The Westmoreland's monthly Art on Tap held at The Westmoreland Museum of American Art on Friday evening, Dec. 9, 2016.

Art on Tap at The Westmoreland Museum of American Art is much more than a monthly happy hour.

It’s an opportunity for businesses and causes to connect with the community.

Standard Bank provided volunteer bartenders and sponsored the Dec. 9 event at the Greensburg museum.

Debbie Thackrah was there with Feeding the Spirit, a Greensburg-based nonprofit she founded five years ago that provides hot meals and emergency shelter. Thackrah was with board members Chris Aretz, Rick Heil, Judy Knapp and Sherry Anderson and volunteer Kim Elliott-Rentler.

Thackrah said she gets 20 to 40 calls a week from people in need of shelter, and the group recently helped a homeless family who were living at Twin Lakes Park.

Edible Arrangements in Hempfield Pointe Plaza, represented by Kelley Neumann andGabby Wast, offered chocolate-covered strawberries and apples.

The Committee for The Westmoreland sponsored a raffle for a Bucket of Cheer, a selection of wines and gifts, which was won by Barbara Fichtner. Committee president Amy Faith said the raffle made enough to pay the final installment on the museum’s welcome desk, for which the committee paid naming rights.

Seen: Curator Barbara Jones, Jack and Doris Wood, John Faith, Karen Kohut, Paul and Diane Nickoloff, Annie Welty, Robert Myers, Brian McCall and Joanna Moyar, Barbara Ferrier, Tracy and Bob Marschik, Richard Leonard and Karen Kashurba, Ken Kashurba, Deb Spencer, Peter and Chris Flanigan, John and Jana Kula, Kitty Hricenak, Peggy Heron, Bonnie Ramos and Brian and Sarah Switala.

— Dawn Law

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