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Apr 27

Bullseye! You Can’t Miss The 2018 Syria Shrine Sportsman’s Bash

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2018 sportsman's bash winning ticket numbers

Outdoorsmen and sportsmen of all kinds, put up your tailgates and hose off your duck boots because our yearly pavilion party is almost here. The Syria Shrine Sportsman’s Bash returns once again to the Pittsburgh Shrine Center this June 16th, 2018 from 12pm-5pm.

FOR TICKETS CONTACT: Cab Whitaker (412) 605-4485 - Make Checks payable to: “Syria Shriners”

Guns & Fun

Sponsored by the straight shooters of the Syria Gun Club, this 'Saturday Afternoon Special' is one of the Syria Shriner’s most popular annual fundraising events. There’ll be plenty of fun and guns again this year under the pavilion.

Celebrate Father's Day

Bring your father and bring your son to kick off Father's Day Weekend! The crowd will be buzzing with excitement as each number is read. Food, Beer and Refreshments are included. Bring your appetites as well!

Ticket Donation Pre-sale: $30.00 / At Gate: $35.00 (while supplies last). Doors open at 11:00 A.M. Free parking, beautiful June weather and non-stop excitement!

Incredible Prizes

Over 100 hundred chances to win amazing prizes including cash and firearms. 1 gun will be given away every 10 minutes. Don’t miss the table raffles, gun tables and our many Units, Clubs and Caravans who are sponsoring their own prizes.

The 2018 prizes include: 

  • 12:00 $500 Cash
  • 12:10 Ruger American 30-06
  • 12:20 Smith & Wesson SD40VE .40 S&W
  • 12:30 Smith & Wesson Sport II AR-15
  • 12:40 Springfield Armory XDS 45 ACP
  • 12:50 Kimber Micro 380 SS
  • 1:00 $500 Cash
  • 1:10 Mossberg 20 Gauge Youth Combo
  • 1:20 Walther CCP 9mm
  • 1:30 Marlin 1894 44 Magnum
  • 1:40 Henry Golden Boy 22 Magnum
  • 1:50 Taurus Judge 45/410
  • 2:00 $1,000 Cash
  • 2:10 Glock 42 380 ACP
  • 2:20 Mossberg 500 410 Gauge
  • 2:30 Thompson Center Compass 6.5 Creedmoor
  • 2:40 Tristar 12 Gauge Over/Under
  • 2:50 Smith & Wesson Shield 45 ACP
  • 3:00 $1,000 Cash
  • 3:10 Rock Island Armory 1911 45 ACP
  • 3:20 Remington 870 Express 12 Gauge
  • 3:30 Ruger LCP 380
  • 3:40 Savage 93 17HMR Composite
  • 3:50 Savage 93 22 Mag. Composite
  • 4:00 $500 Cash
  • 4:10 North American Arms Mini 22 Mag
  • 4:20 Kimber Ultra Carry 45 ACP
  • 4:30 Springfield XDS 40 S&W
  • 4:40 Smith & Wesson BG380 w/ Laser
  • 4:50 Thompson Center Compass 338 Mag
  • 5:00PM Grand Prize - $10,000

    ALL SOLD TICKETS MUST BE TURNED IN BY 12:00 P.M. JUNE 16, 2018 TO BE ELIGIBLE TO WIN

    3 Numbers Per Ticket - 3,333 Tickets Sold.

    Guns Provided By Sportsman Supply Co. 724-287-4294 - Coor’s Sponsored Event.

    All Unsold Tickets Become the Property of Syria Shriners.

    Must have Ticket to Enter Sportsman’s Bash – Winners need not be present.

    FOR TICKETS CONTACT: Cab Whitaker (412) 605-4485 - Make Checks payable to: “Syria Shriners”


    Prizes void after 30 days. Not responsible for typographical errors. Continuous Raffles all day long include Table Raffles, Gun tables, 50/50, etc. *All proceeds benefit the Pittsburgh Syria Shriners and are not tax-deductible as a charitable contribution.

    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

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

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

    RELISH:
    ONION MUSTARD RELISH  8.5oz. $6.00
    12 per case @ $66.00

    SAUCES:
    ONION STEAK SAUCE  12oz. $6.00
    ONION BBQ SAUCE  12oz. $6.00
    APPLE CINNAMON 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

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

    Pittsburgh Shrine Center hires Paulette Zanotti as new Events Coordinator
    Jan 29

    Pittsburgh Shrine Center Appoints Proven Veteran As Events Coordinator

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    Well-known and respected event planning veteran joins Pittsburgh Shrine Center to provide brides and businesses with perfect planning and event execution.

    Cheswick, PA - The Pittsburgh Shrine Center is proud to announce the appointment of veteran events specialist, Paulette Zanotti, as our new Events Coordinator. Providing our event clients with industry-leading service is no small task, but it is our number one goal. Paulette shares our vision, and we are both privileged and delighted that she has joined our team as of December 2017.

    “We are so pleased to have Paulette as our new event coordinator. Her friendly, engaging personality and knowledge and expertise in event planning will serve our clients well,” said Bill Branthoover, Board member and Syria Shrine Potentate.

    "Paulette has been a Godsend to us. Her professionalism, and tenacity have been apparent from day one," said George Polnar, Board member and Syria Shrine Recorder.

    “A few years ago, I helped assist the planning of my daughter’s wedding,” said Board member Don Green. “Because of that experience, I feel that our new event coordinator Paulette - with her enthusiasm and attention to detail - will make any bride very happy for their special day. “

    Paulette Zanotti is a well-respected figure in the Pittsburgh special events scene. She carries with her a well-earned reputation and a proven track record of successful event planning. For more than 15 years Paulette has helped coordinate, promote, network, raise funds and develop partnerships for many local organizations. These include Family Services of PA, The Pittsburgh Social Exchange, Markowitz Communications, Stivers Staffing and Hair by Borga. Since August of 2016 she has owned and operated Paulette Zanotti Events, LLC.

    “Life is full of events…make them Memorable.”

    -Paulette Zanotti

    “My experience allows me to know what decisions need to be made. Nothing falls through the cracks and there are no surprises,” says Ms. Zanotti. “The relationships I have with vendors allow me to select the best to meet your needs, personality, expectations and budget. Your event should be a celebration, not a job. My day of facilitation services allow you to spend time with your guests. You can feel confident that the event will succeed and be worry free. I provide you the opportunity to enjoy your event and celebration, not to worry and work your event! I keep my clients completely informed throughout the entire planning process and event. My goal is for you to be a happy and satisfied client.”

    Paulette’s past clients have nothing but praise for her ability to provide incredible service for their events.

    "Thank you so very much for all you did in planning our daughter and son’s rehearsal dinner and wedding day. You have a special gift for creating beauty, elegance and sophistication. With you in control, we could relax, dance and actually enjoy this wedding. The assurance of having all the fine details taken care of were priceless to us. Thank you again.” – The Loy Family

    “You are truly amazing! Thank you isn’t enough for going way above and beyond making our wedding day so special. I could not have dreamed how nice it went and you were the woman behind the scenes making it all happen! Because of you, our day shined.” – Lori & Jonathan

    “Thank you for a fabulous job yesterday!  You are a true professional and it was a huge help to have you on-site!” - PNC Mortgage, Corporate Training Meeting

    Paulette is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University and a lifelong Pittsburgher. She is also a board member with the International Live Events Association. With the ILEA she has held leadership positions as Director of Programming, Director of Membership and has also served as VP of Membership.

    In her new role with The Pittsburgh Shrine Center, Paulette will command every detail of events held at our venue. From new business development, to client inquiry, to planning and event coordination, through successful completion of each client's event, her experience and professionalism will make each one memorable.

    For more information on how you can schedule your next special event at The Pittsburgh Shrine Center, you can reach Paulette at pzanotti@syriashriners.org or at 724-274-7000.

    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. Check out event announcements and further information at:
     
    www.pghshrinecenter.com
    www.facebook.com/pghshrinecenter
    www.instagram.com/pghshrinecenter

    Planning a special event?

    Fill out our form below and a seasoned events planning staff member will contact you right away to discuss your event details and requirements.

    Jan 08

    Valentine’s Season Begins With Sweetheart Dinner Show & Dance Sat, Feb. 10th

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    The Pittsburgh Shrine Center is excited to spread some love during this year's Valentine's Day season of celebration by announcing our Sweetheart Dinner Show & Dance on Saturday, February 10, 2018.

    Back by overwhelming demand and ready to make your sweet little hearts swoon is the The Dancing Queen Band

    Sweetheart Dinner Show & Dance

    Pittsburgh Shrine Center Ballroom
    1877 Shriners Way
    Cheswick, PA 15024
    Open  Bar - Casual Attire

    February 10, 2018
    $45.00 Per Person
    Social Hour 6:00 PM
    Dinner 7:00 PM
    Entertainment 8:00 PM

    *RESERVATIONS REQUIRED - NO WALK-INS ACCEPTED

    To Make SWEETHEART DANCE RESERVATIONS: 
    Reservation deadline is February 3, 2018. Tickets are $45.00 Per Person. Please make check payable to: "Syria Shriners". Send the following reservation information below along with your check to:

    Dennis Hoag, Chairman
    5013 Windriver Drive, McKees Rocks, PA 15136
    email: hoagdl (AT) msn.com


    SWEETHEART DANCE RESERVATIONS FORM

    Name:
    Lady’s Name:
    Address:
    Phone No:
    E-mail:
    Total Number Reservations: #
    Total Amount Enclosed: $

    Additional Reservations in my party:

    Name 1:
    Name 2:
    Name 3:
    Name 4:

    (add more as needed)


    *This event does not benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children. The event is for the benefit of Syria Shrine 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. Check out event announcements and further information at:
     
    www.pghshrinecenter.com
    www.facebook.com/pghshrinecenter
    www.instagram.com/pghshrinecenter

    Looking to book?

    Fill out our form below and a seasoned events planning staff member will contact you right away to discuss your event details and requirements.

    Nov 29

    Historic & Mysterious.. Pittsburgh Shrine Center Announces Rebranding, New Website

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    Historic & Mysterious.. Pittsburgh Shrine Center Announces Rebranding, New Website
    Event planners seeking a flexible wedding & special event venue in Greater Pittsburgh will now find a familiar face with a fresh new look.

    PITTSBURGH, PA November 29, 2017 --- The Pittsburgh Shrine Center, our region’s premier wedding and special events venue, proudly announces it has undergone a rebranding and has debuted a new website developed to enhance the event planning experience for its clients. Formerly known as the Syria Shrine Center, The Pittsburgh Shrine Center name was chosen as a reflection of the mutual admiration shared between this historical venue and its generations of clients from Western Pennsylvania.

    Supported by stunning imagery, the new responsive website at www.pghshrinecenter.com highlights the features and benefits which truly make the Pittsburgh Shrine Center one of Pittsburgh’s most well-known and memorable wedding and special events venues. 

    The new logo incorporates a distinctive and iconic symbol of the Pittsburgh Shrine Center’s storied history: its magnificent chandelier. The logo aims to capture the attention of visitors online just as our chandelier does for guests in the Pittsburgh Shrine Center Grand Ballroom.
      
    “I think the Pittsburgh Shrine Center is Pittsburgh’s hidden gem. With its rich history, it needs to be showcased,” said Don Green, member of the Pittsburgh Shrine Center board of directors and the Pittsburgh Shriners Divan. “Many of Pittsburgh’s great cultural events have taken place under our historic chandelier. Serving the special events needs of our community and supporting our Shriners Hospitals is what we do. Any bride or groom would be proud to be a part of Pittsburgh history here at the Pittsburgh Shrine Center.”

    “I am struck by how beautiful and elegant so many of the events are here,” said Bill Branthoover, member of the Pittsburgh Shrine Center Board of Directors and the Pittsburgh Shriners Divan. “People may not know that we can accommodate events from banquets to business seminars to picnics and more. The outdoor Pavilion is wonderful for concerts. Children’s parties are fantastic because of the room. This rebranding and website surely increases awareness of the facility’s versatility and its availability to the public.”

    "Our goal with this effort is to reintroduce the Pittsburgh Shrine Center to new generations of Pittsburghers. Modernizing our digital communication platforms will surely help clients discover the Pittsburgh Shrine Center," said James Elmer, Pittsburgh Shrine Center Public Relations Committee member.

    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. Check out event announcements and further information at:
     
    www.pghshrinecenter.com
    www.facebook.com/pghshrinecenter
    www.instagram.com/pghshrinecenter

    Looking to book?

    Fill out our form below and a seasoned events planning staff member will contact you right away to discuss your event details and requirements.

    Nov 11

    A Prelude To Christmas, Musical Merriment Nov. 19th

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    Syria Shriners' Band, Chanters, Highlanders, & Stage Band together in concert present a Prelude to Christmas on Sunday, November 19th, 2017 - 2:30 p.m. in the Pittsburgh Shrine Center Grand Ballroom in Cheswick, PA.

    Guests will enjoy musical merriment courtesy of:

    • Syria Shriners Band, led by Band Director Jack R. Anderson.
    • Syria Shriners Chanters, led by Leland K. Pfeiffer Music Director
    • Syria Shriners Highlanders, led by Charles glitch Pipe Director, and Pappy Patchin, Drum Major 
    • Shriners Stage Band, led by Howard Swango Director

    A Christmas party will follow the concert, so please do stay awhile and visit the Unit rooms for Christmas fun and fellowship.

    Tickets are $10, children 12 years and under are free. See any member of the Band, Chanters, HIghlanders, or Stage Band for tickets.

    Tickets may also be purchased at The Pittsburgh Shrine Center office.

    Net proceeds will be divided equally between Shriners Hospitals for Children and Syria Shriners Hospital Patient Transportation Fund.

    Nov 09

    The Pittsburgh Shrine Center Debuts New Website

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    The Pittsburgh Shrine center is pleased to announce the launch of its brand new website, www.pghshrinecenter.com.

    For nearly a generation, The Pittsburgh Shrine Center has served the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania region's needs for a multi-purpose special events venue.

    Inside and out the Pittsburgh Shrine Center is a premier multi-use facility with a rich history of hosting clients and events of distinction.

    From our glamorous gilded Grand Ballroom, to our picturesque Pavilion situated on bucolic wooded acres, our magical setting enhances every guests’ experience.

    The Pittsburgh Shrine Center is a venue that is strategically accessible from the city, yet situated on a sprawling compound absent from the stress of a busy urban setting.

    We look forward to hosting many more of Pittsburgh's finest and most creative events for generations to come.

    -The Pittsburgh Shrine Center

    Aug 29

    2017 Oktoberfest At The Pittsburgh Shrine Center!

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    Get out the lederhosen and steins! it is the 2017 season for Oktoberfest! Syria Shriners 22nd annual Oktoberfest celebration is almost here. We at Syria will continue the tradition of good food and good beer along with lots of fun, laughter, entertainment, games, contests, a pot of gold raffle and a German auction on October 1.

    Keeping with the Munich style celebration of Oktoberfest, our grand pavilion will become a typical German biergarten serving the traditional Munich Oktoberfest food prepared by our fantastic caterer Stratwood. The beer will be flowing and the food will be plentiful.You are all invited to come and watch the traditional grand parade and the ceremonial tapping of the first keg O' ZAPFT! "It's tapped."

    You will enjoy listening and dancing to the music of Bavaria. This year, we are excited to have Bill Dorflinger and the barons play their wonderful festive Bavarian music. They will surely enhance our Oktoberfest celebration Get out your Dimdls and lederhosen, dust them off, see if they fit, spiffy them up and wear them to the festival. Maybe you will be selected as the king or queen of this years Oktoberfest here at Syria's Biergarten.

    Bring your best Bierstein and enter it in the Stein contest. There will be lots of items to win in the German auction and the pot of gold raffle is always a good bet.So, all you Octoberfesters past and present: come to this year's festival and bring your fellow nobles, ladies, friends and relatives. Be prepared to enjoy Syria's best festive party of the year! Good food, good beer, good fun, good people, and lots of laughter for what more could you ask? See you all there!For reservations see the current issue of the voice of Syria the attached Oktoberfest flyer or visit our webpage www.syriashriners.org tickets are also available to purchase (check, credit card, or cash) at the Shrine office if you stop by to pick them up.

    Jul 10

    Park Yourself At Our Inaugural Food Truck Round Up

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    We hope you will join us for our inaugural Food Truck Roundup, Friday, July 14, 2017 at 6:00 PMPresented by the Hillbilly Clan #53. W. Andrew Caldwell, Raban. A $5.00 donation gets you in the door (does not include food).

    This event will be held at:

    The Pittsburgh shrine Center
    1877 Shriners Way, 15024
    Cheswick, PA  

    Tickets can be ordered on our website. Available tickets are limited to 1000 - so order fast!

    Entertainment: enjoy live music by milepost six-from 7 PM till till close
    Participating food trucks: Michelle's mobile meals, vagabond taco, healthalicious, mobile chef, PGH pizza, Kona ice, happy camper cakes, the waffler and miss meatball.