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Out & About: Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood Gala in Latrobe

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Kim Stepinsky | For the Tribune-Review
(from left), Nancy Svetahor, of Latrobe, Karen Gross, of Latrobe, and Betty Lombard, of Latrobe, admire the puzzle pieces on the art center wall, during the Mister Rogers' Neighborhood Gala, held at the Latrobe Art Center on Friday evening, June 10, 2016.
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(from left), Katie Hauser, Nick Myers, John Hauser and Jen Hager, all of Latrobe, gather for a photo at the Mister Rogers' Neighborhood Gala, held at the Latrobe Art Center on Friday evening, June 10, 2016.
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(from left), Larry Fannie, of Latrobe, and Latrobe Mayor Rosie Wolford, participate in a sing-a-long of Fred Rogers' ''It's a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood', during the Mister Rogers' Neighborhood Gala, held at the Latrobe Art Center on Friday evening, June 10, 2016.
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(from right), Deanna and Jack Ferchak, of West Mifflin, dance in the street, during the Mister Rogers' Neighborhood Gala, held at the Latrobe Art Center on Friday evening, June 10, 2016.
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Latrobe Art Center Director, Gabrielle Nastuck, (center), joins videographer, Julian Zee, (L), and The Puzzle Project's, Tim Kelly, (R), for a photo at the Mister Rogers' Neighborhood Gala, held at the Latrobe Art Center on Friday evening, June 10, 2016.
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Kim Stepinsky | For the Tribune-Review
David Seremet, actor, The Cabaret Theatre, sings Fred Rogers' 'Many Ways to Say I Love You', during the Mister Rogers' Neighborhood Gala, held at the Latrobe Art Center on Friday evening, June 10, 2016.
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Representing McFeely-Rogers Foundation, (from left), Annette Couch, Jim Okonak, Nancy 'Laney' Rogers Crozier and Cathy Keefe, gather for a photo at the Mister Rogers' Neighborhood Gala, held at the Latrobe Art Center on Friday evening, June 10, 2016.
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(from left), Jason and Sherry Ott, of New Alexandria, pose for a photo at the Mister Rogers' Neighborhood Gala, held at the Latrobe Art Center on Friday evening, June 10, 2016.
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(from left), Adam Ferguson, Anthony Sellitto and Dylan Deglau, all of Latrobe, gather for a photo at the Mister Rogers' Neighborhood Gala, held at the Latrobe Art Center on Friday evening, June 10, 2016.
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(from left), Don Orlando, Saint Vincent College, Bill Boxx, Philip M. McKenna Foundation, and Nathan Boxx, Katherine Mabis McKenna Foundation, gather for a photo during the Mister Rogers' Neighborhood Gala, held at the Latrobe Art Center on Friday evening, June 10, 2016.
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(from left), Alison Beeghly, of Greensburg, Megan Henson, of Latrobe, and Brook Brewer, of Saltsburg, gather for a photo at the Mister Rogers' Neighborhood Gala, held at the Latrobe Art Center on Friday evening, June 10, 2016.
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Kim Stepinsky | For the Tribune-Review
(from left), Nancy 'Laney' Rogers Crozier and her son, Dan Crozier, pose for a photo near a pop-up exhibit of Fred Rogers, during the Mister Rogers' Neighborhood Gala, held at the Latrobe Art Center on Friday evening, June 10, 2016.
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(from left), Shanna Corbett, of Mt. Pleasant, and Jason Mull, of Greensburg, pose for a photo at the Mister Rogers' Neighborhood Gala, held at the Latrobe Art Center on Friday evening, June 10, 2016.
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Kim Stepinsky | For the Tribune-Review
(from right), Gabrielle Nastuck, director, Latrobe Art Center, and videographer, Julian Zee, listen to David Seremet, (not shown), sing during the Mister Rogers' Neighborhood Gala, held at the Latrobe Art Center on Friday evening, June 10, 2016.

There was dinner and dancing in the streets of Latrobe June 10 during theMister Rogers’ Neighborhood Gala.

Red trolleys and roses were the centerpieces of tables on Ligonier and Main streets, and, after dinner, Dr. Zoot played at the intersection.

The event was hosted by the Latrobe Art Center, where there were food stations prepared by Sun Dawg Cafe, a pop-up exhibit of photos of Fred Rogers, and a first look at The Puzzle Art Installation and Collaborative Project.

Started seven years ago, the project has grown to 15,000 pieces in 20 countries. Schools, galleries, corporations and families have participated. Puzzle Project team members Tim Kelly and Julian Zee traveled from New York to direct installation of the exhibit at the art center.

More than 2,000 pieces were created by members of the community.

“Each one is a story,” said Kelly, clad in a black suit and blue sneakers. “Every piece is different, just like us.”

The crowd was treated to a skit, “Feels Like Home, Remembering Fred Rogers,” featuring David Seremet, John Carasella and art center director Gabrielle Nastuck.

Desserts were from Happy Camper Cakes and Dainty Pastry, and libations were from Four Seasons and All Saints Brewing Companies.

Among the VIPs in attendance: Laney Crozier with her son, Daniel Crozier Jr., Lee and Kim Markosky, Bob and JoAnn Lightcap, Dan andKay Yates, Don Orlando, Ernie and Georgia Teppert, Wayne and Ellen Sautter, Dennis and Kathy Rafferty, John and Dorris Parker, Wylie and Marilyn Overly, Linda Boxx, Nathan Boxx, Emmy DePolo, Rose Flodin, John Anspach, Lou and Joanne Congelio, George and Olive Conte, Anita Manoli, Tom and Donna McClure, Barbara Nakles, Joe Bellack, Roseanne Bodziak, Luanne Murtha and Sister Mary Alice Ackermann.

Dawn Law is a Tribune-Review contributing writer.

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