Marking the end of summer, a longstanding tradition, Tyrone’s Labor Day Picnic is planned for Monday, September 2 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Reservoir Park. In addition to the picnic, the Tyrone Chamber of Commerce is seeking local talent to compete and perform the same day at the Tyrone Talent Search.

In the past, the talent search was held each year at Tyrone Community Day at Delgrosso’s Park. Now, it is included in the Labor Day festivities.

In addition to the talent show, picnic-goers can look forward to other traditional events, including door prizes, food, children’s games (organized by Amanda Kurtz of the Tyrone Area Elementary School), adult BINGO for prizes (by Charlie Mills of the Navy Club), prizes donated by area businesses, and food by the Womens Club, Boy Scout troops, Rotary Club and more.

It is also is the last day to enjoy a splash in the community pool. Everyone is invited, with no admittance fee.

The picnic promises to be a day filled with family friendly entertainment and fun.

Details regarding the talent search are below:

Participants will compete in divisions as follows: Preschool-grade 4, grades 5-8, grade 9-12, adults up to 39, adults 40 plus, and groups of three or more. Grade levels are based on the grades completed in the spring of 2018. Cash prizes are $100 for first place, $75 for second place, and $50 for third place in each division.

Entry is free and all divisions are still open for participants. Each act is limited to three minutes and 30 seconds. Each person may only compete in one division, whether individually or as part of a group, and all members of groups must qualify for the division.

Presentations must be in good taste and suitable for audiences of all ages (each song choice must be approved). Microphones will be provided, but all other props or musical instruments must be provided by the participants.

Music should be emailed in a digital format to Rose Black at: If it cannot be e-mailed, music selections can be provided on a USB flash drive. Music on phones cannot be used as accompaniment the day of the contest. As always, the decision of the judges is final.

Those with questions or who are interested in participating should contact Rose Black at the Tyrone Chamber of Commerce, by phone (814) 684-0736 or by e-mail at

Julie White can be reached at


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