Photo contest to be held annual picnic
On June 9, we will hold our second annual picnic and invite friends, family and special guests to celebrate our first full year in operation. When you visit Penn Forest, you will see a host of picturesque images to capture. So, we want to put your camera to good use!
Here’s what to do
- Capture your favorite aspect of Penn Forest. Is it one of the many native species? Is it a buzzing bee on a flower? Is it meeting new friends? We want to see Penn Forest through your eyes!
- Email your favorite photo to email@example.com by July 6, 2012 and we’ll upload one photo to our Picnic Photo Contest album on the Penn Forest Facebook Page.
- Tell your friends and family to the photo on Facebook.
Determining the Winners
- For each “like” on your photo, you will receive one point.
- For every person you refer to our email newsletter, you will receive one point (the person has to list your name in the referred by section of the sign up process).
- The entrant whose photo receives the most Points will win a Flip Ultra HD 4GB Video Camera!
Voting on the pictures in the album on Facebook will begin on Monday, July 9 and end on Monday, July 16. Any ‘likes’ incurred after Monday, July 16 will not count as a point. During the same time frame, you can earn an additional point for every person that signs up for our email newsletter and lists you as the referrer.
Questions regarding the contest?
Contact Sarah Mayer, Penn Forest Marketing Consultant, at 412-225-2310 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have had two successful work days at Penn Forest so far this year. Both events were held from 9 am to 1 pm on a Saturday. The volunteers did a great job, as you can see from the pictures below, removing debris, brush and invasive plants and weeds.
The next work day is scheduled for April 21 from 9 am – 1 pm with a rain date on April 28 also from 9 am – 1 pm. If you are interested in joining the fun, email email@example.com or call 412-265-4606.
Starting this month, you may see and hear more about green burial at Penn Forest around Pittsburgh. We are sharing information about the cemetery in Print, Radio and Outdoor advertising. This advertising is being added to what we are already doing to spread the word about the cemetery – our website, e-newsletter, video, Facebook, Twitter and our group on Linked In.
The latest issue of the Caregiver – a quarterly insert in the Pittsburgh Tribune Review – is running our below ad.
Travel along Allegheny River Boulevard and you will see our billboard (going up mid-March).
And lastly, we will be an underwriting sponsor of Essential Public Radio (90.5 fm). Do you listen to any of the following shows – Allegheny Front, Car Talk, Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me, This American Life, Living On Earth? If so, you’ll start hearing our message this weekend (March 17)!
Getting the word out about green burial options at Penn Forest is our goal with this campaign and we are excited to hear from folks interested in learning more.
Pictures from the Volunteer Restoration Work Day
Saturday, February 4, 2012
Six hardy restoration volunteers helped out on Saturday clearing invasive weeds from part of burial area Section A. We can now sell lots in this area!
Pat Andrews, Roger Westman, Albert Petrush
Albert Petrush, Beth McAhren, Pat Andrews
Janet Kikta, Pete McQuillin
Thanks to everyone who braved the nasty weather! The snow started falling in earnest after we took these photos.
If you want to be invited to future work days just click here to join our restoration volunteer committee email list (if requested, hit the SUBMIT button). Or you can send Pete an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.