Monthly Archives: February 2018

Feb 09

Hippity Hoppity Our Annual Bunny Bash Is On Its Way

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Somebunny told us the 2018 Bunny Bash at the Pittsburgh Shrine Center will soon be here! We hope you and your family will hop on down the bunny trail to help us welcome Peter Cottontail and to celebrate the Easter season.

Easter bunny 19th century

The Easter rabbit (or hare) as we know it originated as a German Lutheran tradition. Traceable back to at least the late 1600s, these generous bunnies would bring eggs decorated as part of the holiday celebrations for children. The idea of an egg-giving hare traveled with German immigrants to the US in the 18th century.

2018 Bunny Bash - fun & entertainment for all

Little Peeps ages 2 through 10 visiting the Bunny Bash are eligible to participate in games and win fabulous prizes. There’ll be face painting, a visit from our egg-toting friend the Easter Bunny and Easter baskets filled with treats! Our Pittsburgh Syria Shriner clowns will be also pay a visit to add to the seasonal excitement. We’ll also have a light lunch. 

  • Where: Pittsburgh Shrine Center - 1877 Shriners Way Cheswick, Pennsylvania 15024
  • When: Saturday March 24th, 2018. Doors open 11 a.m. and festivities continue until 2 p.m.
  • How much: Cost is only $7 per person (ages 2 and above).

*You must RSVP by March 17, 2018 by completing & returning this form!

Please make your check payable to the "Syria Shriners" and send it along with your completed reservation form to:

Vince Bachar
1866 State Road 356
Leechburg, PA 15656

This event does not benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children. The event is for the benefit of Pittsburgh Syria Shriners and is not tax deductible as a charitable contribution.

About The Pittsburgh Shrine Center
For nearly 25 years, The Pittsburgh Shrine Center has served the Pittsburgh region's desire for a flexible, multi-use special event facility. The Pittsburgh Shrine Center has hosted over 500 weddings and an equal amount of corporate, social and civic events. Beyond its role as a hub of activities for Pittsburgh's Syria Shriners, the Pittsburgh Shrine Center welcomes the public year-round as a venue for banquets, weddings, wedding and bridal showers, concerts, pageants, stage shows, trade shows, dinner theater, civic meetings and other business and social affairs. The Pittsburgh Shrine center also hosts its own seasonal events open to the public. ​

For more information on how you can schedule your next special event at The Pittsburgh Shrine Center, please contact Paulette Zanotti at or at 724-274-7000. 

2018 Vidalia Onion fundraiser
Feb 02

No Sweeter Way to Support the Pittsburgh Syria Shriners Than with Vidalia Onions

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The Pittsburgh Syria Shriners Sweet Vidalia Onion Sale is back and sweeter than ever..

Sweet Vidalia Onions have a tasty reputation known far and wide. So sweet, in fact, that onion fans eagerly anticipate news from Vidalia, Georgia every spring that the Sweet Vidalia Onion shipping season has begun.

Georgians are very proud of their famous seasonal treat. Vidalia Onions were accidentally discovered in the 1930s. As word spread, “Vidalias” were destined for greatness. Their production area in Georgia has a unique soil and climate that produces special characteristics of the sweet Vidalia onion and has attracted the attention of gourmet taste buds everywhere.

You don’t have to travel to South Georgia each spring and summer to purchase this flavorful, mild onion. You can get your hands on these little sweeties and support your Pittsburgh Syria Shriners through our yearly “Shriners Vidalia Onion Sale”.

Between now and the April 17th, 2018 ordering deadline, you can secure your order from our resident onion expert, John Koedel, by completing this form and returning it with your check or money order to the Pittsburgh Shrine Center.

2018 Vidalia Onions & Specialties Prices

10# BAG - $10.50
5# BAG - $6.50

CREAMY ONION  12oz. $6.00
CREAMY RANCH  12oz. $6.00
RED FEZ  12oz. $6.00
12 per case @ $66.00

12 per case @ $66.00

ONION STEAK SAUCE  12oz. $6.00
ONION BBQ SAUCE  12oz. $6.00
12 per case @ $66.00

“Vidalia onions aren’t just the most famous onions in the world; I think they may be the only famous onions in the world.” – Chef Bobby Flay, “Postcard from Vidalia, Georgia” Bobby Flay Cooks American

Delivery will be approximately the first week of May 2018. All orders may be picked up at the Shrine Center upon their arrival, notification will come from John Koedel.

Questions about ordering Vidalia Sweet Onions? Contact: John at 412-855-4890

Vidalia onions on a dish

*All proceeds are for the benefit of the Pittsburgh Syria Shriners and are not tax-deductible as a charitable contribution.