THE LOFT—The loft above the main floor offers comfortable seating. (Photo by J.L. Martello)

Family, friends and well wishers gathered at the facility to share in Sparks’ joy.

“I wish that the Lord would give them more success than they can handle,” said Sparks’ brother, Harvey “Sweet” McDougal.

Sparks’ cousin, Rev. Leroy Thompson, agreed with McDougal.

“I have lived in the city of Clairton all of my life and we are a good city with a good heart. I hope that people come out and support this business,” Thompson said.

So far, Thompson’s prayer has been answered.
Sparks said she has two events booked at the hall already.

The Ribbon Room will not only be used for special occasions, Sparks will hold Zumba classes, Jazz nights, oldies nights, and inspirational speakers.

“We will have a lot of things that the community of Clairton will be interested in. Come and let us make your next occasion divine,” Sparks said.

Anyone interested in renting the Ribbon Room should call 412-233-3335 or visit www.ribbon­room­


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