Mahoningtown Community Day

Residents take a food break between songs performed by the Lawrence County Community Band yesterday afternoon at the Mahoningtown Community Day.

Hundreds gathered Sunday for the annual Mahoningtown Community Day.

“The community day is so well-known in the county,” said Loretta Spielvogel, Democratic candidate for Lawrence County Commissioner. “It’s not just people from Mahoningtown that are here.”

Food and vendors selling everything from t-shirts to jewelry were available for purchase at this year’s community-driven event, which is sponsored by the Mahoningtown Crime Watch.

“Any time we can get our community together is going to be a great day,” said Kristen Lalama, a vendor selling Color Street nail polish adhesive. “There are a lot of talented people in Mahoningtown, and I’m just really pleased we can have an event like this to bring people out.”

The Lawrence County Community Band headed by Maestro Michael A. Palladino Jr. also preformed multiple songs from artists such as Aretha Franklin and Broadway musicals such as Hamilton.

“You get the opportunity to reacquaint yourself with people that you know,” said Spielvogel, a Mahoningtown native who had a tent at the community event in order to campaign. “This is my stomping ground.”

“It’s a nice relaxed atmosphere,” said Speilvogel.


Maria Basileo is a news reporter. She covers Laurel and Shenango school boards and municipal government.

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