Autumn Harvest Festival coming to Scottdale |

Autumn Harvest Festival coming to Scottdale

The Table coffee shop will be alive with music from 5 to 10 p.m. today with several bands playing for an Autumn Harvest Festival.

While the musical event is free and meant to bring an evening of fun to those who attend, organizers are hoping to make it an evening of giving. They are asking attendees to bring nonperishable food items that will then be donated to the Westmoreland County Food Bank.

Phil Haddad, co-owner of The Table, said he and his brother and sister-in-law (Peter and Deb Haddad), who are also co-owners of the business, really like getting the arts involved in Scottdale.

“We reach out to a lot of different bands and last month we had a similar event, Fallapalooza, that included a lot of bands, including Jim Platt (an acoustic guitarist),” Haddad said.

“When I contacted him about having another event, he suggested we use it as a charity event to collect food for those in need,” Haddad added.

Some of the bands or acts include Platt of Latrobe and a Christian contemporary band headed by Chris Daugherty, a youth pastor out of Latrobe.

Haddad said classic rock and other styles and genres of music will also be a part of the evening. He’s excited about the chance to give to others, too.

“It’s a traditional thing around Thanksgiving that we do think of others in need, and it makes us realize how thankful we are for all that we have,” Haddad said.

Deb Haddad was also excited about giving back to the community.

“We care about the members of the community that we meet at the coffee shop and we want to do something to benefit all of the families that could use a little extra help this season,” she said.

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