Community Day

Community Day
July 4th, 2018
Kiwanis Park  


2018 Community Day Flyer
2018 Military Recognition Application
2018 Race Registration Flyer

Register for the 2018 Jane Neely 5K: 2018 Registration

Events for the day:


  • Jane Neely 5K Race at 8:30 AM
  • Fire Truck Rides - Kiwanis Parking lot - 1 to 3 PM
  • Crawford Pool Open 12 Noon to 6 PM
  • D.J. Jazzy Jason playing music at the Pool, 1 to 5 PM
  • Tobacco Road Band at 5 PM
  • Uptown Rhythm & Brass Band at 7 PM
  • Kids Inflatables from 5 to 9 PM
  • Community Tents from 5 to 9 PM
  • Food Vendors from 5 to 9 PM including Kiwanis Club Concession Stand, Flame BarBQ, R & J Food, Pollak's, &
    H & H Concessions.
  • Shaler EMS from 5 to 8 PM, free Blood Pressure Checks
  • Military Recognition at 8 PM.
  • Visit the Township Tent - fill out the resident survey for raffle entry for a $25.00 Amazon Gift card.  Kids, stop by to play a carnival game.
Community Day is an annual celebration held on the 4th of July at Kiwanis Park for the friends and neighbors of Shaler Township. It has been a community staple for more than 40 years.

What began as a gathering on the 4th of July at Kiwanis Park to enjoy fireworks has turned into a time to celebrate the community at large with family and friends. 

It has expanded over the years to include food vendors, children’s activities, a community tent with business and organization booths, a D.J., fire truck rides and the Jane Neely 5K race. Crawford Pool is also open 12:00 Noon to 5:00 PM during Community Day.

The Jane Neely 5K began more than 10 years ago as a tribute to Jane. Jane Neely was diagnosed with post partrum cardiomyopathy after the birth of her second son in 1985. She received a heart transplant in 1988 and began work as an ambassador for donation for the Center for Organ Recover and Education.

Neely passed away in June 2005 due to complications from her second heart transplant in April of that year. Proceeds from the race its first year went to benefit the Center for Organ Recovery and Education. In recent years, the proceeds have benefited various community groups, most recently raising more than $2,000 for the Shaler Area Backpack Initiative.

Register for the 2018 Jane Neely 5K: 2018 Registration