Italian American War Vets Host Cruise on the Three Rivers
More than 250 consumers and employees from NHS Allegheny Valley School (NHS/AVS), NHS, and Clelian Heights School for Exceptional Children enjoyed a cruise on the Three Rivers as guests of the Italian American War Veterans (IAWV) on May 18. The journey aboard the Gateway Clipper Fleet’s Empress was the 30th IAWV “Sail for Smiles” cruise. Guests were greeted by members of the IAWV and the Gateway Clipper staff as they boarded the vessel and settled in for a two hour cruise that featured a ventriloquist performance by retired KDKA meteorologist Dennis Bowman, and music by the Red Letter Hymnal Band of Christ Church at Grove Farm, Sewickley. The warm weather brought participants to the top deck of the boat to dance and enjoy the city views. The vessel cruised past Station Square, the Carnegie Science Center, PNC Park, Heinz Field and many other well known tourist spots in Pittsburgh. “How lucky the clients and staff are to have these outings. It makes life richer,” stated NHS/AVS Franklin Group Home employee Marie Brozenic.
This outing was made possible by the Italian American War Veterans, their sponsors and underwriters. We are grateful to the Veterans for their service and for their support of the event. A special shout-out to IAWV Tony Ficarri for his efforts with the 30th annual event!