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Christmas in July

Penn Hills Community Development Corporation presents “Christmas in July”.  Raffle tickets on sale now!  Proceeds will benefit the “Welcome to Penn Hills” sign project.  PHCDC has partnered with the  Municipality of Penn Hills to raise funds to install five (5) signs at various entrance to Penn Hills. The Beautification and Sustainability Committee created the sign design and proposed locations.

This raffle fundraiser includes prizes of $200 cash, $200 in scratch-off lottery tickets and $500 in gift cards like Home Depot, Bed Bath & Beyond, Penn Hills Lawn and Garden, Verona Village Inn, Mohan’s, Pasqualino’s and many more…Chances are $5.00 each. Winner will be determined by the PA Lottery evening number drawing on July 25, 2016.  For more information, contact Don Sanker at 412-241-7312.

FREE Milkweed Seedlings

Join the effort across North America to bring back the Monarchs!

The Monarch and Milkweed Project, supported by the PHCDC, will be giving away free milkweed seedlings at the Penn Hills Community Garden located at 1162 Jefferson Rd on Sunday, June 4 from 1-3 pm.

A total of 22 have helped us plant and grow 1000 milkweed seedlings in peat pots. As always, we are growing 3 types of native perennial milkweed, one for every type of garden. 

Butterfly Milkweed: 1-3' high, bright orange flowers, grows best in full sun with good drainage. Does not transplant well so leave it undisturbed once established.


Swamp Milkweed: 3-4' high, pink flowers, grows best in full to part sun in wet or average garden soils. An unattractive name for a beautiful plant!


Common Milkweed: 3-4' high, pink flowers and large seed pods, grows best in full sun with good drainage. It will spread by rhizomes so plant itwhere it has room to spread.