Red Dress Hot Style at Dunbar Festival
Forbes, Marilyn, Tribune-Review/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Dunbar is rich in history and tradition, and for many years has been a popular attraction for railroad buffs who enjoy the stories and legends of the lines that ran there.
Fishermen angle in one of the area's richest trout streams, Dunbar Creek.
For the past several years, the streets and parks of the small town have become filled to the brim as community members and visitors from surrounding towns flock to the annual Dunbar Community Fest.
Now in its seventh year, the festival is a day-long flurry of fun.
Held every year on the final Saturday of the last full weekend in September, the event will be held this Saturday.
Located in the center of town the festival will feature entertainment, races, contests and lots of great food.
"We've been having a nice turnout and we always hope for nice weather," Dunbar fest committee member Cindy Moag said of the event, "and this year we hope that we get an even better turnout for our events."
The day kicks off with the traditional Pechin 5K Run/Walk that will start at 8 a.m.
"The route is different this year, " Moag said. "It finishes up this year on the new trail. People will get to use the new bike trail for the last mile of the run and they will get to see how nice it is."
Also new to the event this year will be several men who will be running in red dresses, not only to add fun of the race but to bring awareness to heart disease.
"I'm running in honor of my mother and others like her," said Eric Rankin of Dunbar, whose mother, Dolores, had heart surgery in 2000. …