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FULL BAR––­­­­Community and political leaders, along with community activists, gathered for a day of food and fun.

A Pig Roast for the Community was held Sept. 2 in the Lincoln-Lemington area of Pittsburgh, at Cheers Tavern owned by Larry and Lottie Mitchell. They have been doing this for 20 years.


CHUCK JACKSON a.k.a. “SLIM,” from Penn Hills, has the job of cutting up the roasted pig.

Local community leaders were honored. Louis “Hop” Kendrick, Joe Preston and Rich Adams are just three of the past honorees.


MAKING IT HAPPEN––From left: state Rep Ed Gainey, Cheers co-owners, Larry and Lottie Mitchell, and Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald.

Attending the event was Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, state Rep. Ed Gainey, and Sonya Toler, representing the mayor’s office. The entire community was invited for free food, games and entertainment. More than 300 individuals have attend in previous years.


ANDREW SIMS Cooking on the grill


SONYA TOLER Speaking for the Mayor


HAVING A GOOD TIME (Photos by J.L. Martello)


LOTTIE MITCHELL Cheers co-owner

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